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Cellar Tech Position Opening
What we want:
We are looking to add a Cellar Tech team member to our production team! Our cidery/winery is located in the Hudson Valley in Newburgh, NY. The Cellar Tech will be responsible primarily for operating the canning line in a safe and efficient manner. Cellar Tech operation also includes but is not limited to; loading & unloading packaging material, assembling variety packs, and fulfilling general packaging needs as required. With a secondary focus on kegging, product transfer, palletizing, & CIP. The ideal candidate will be an enthusiastic, positive, mechanically minded, & organized individual who is good at troubleshooting and has an attention for details.
(Minimum) 1 year of beverage production such as beer/ cider/ wine/ carbonated water/ kombucha
Experience operating a packaging/canning line(we use a Wild Goose 250)
Experience operating industrial equipment, such as forklifts, canning lines, keg washers.
Machinery maintenance and ability to work with tech support and machine manuals
Education & Skills
High school diploma or equivalent
Comfortable utilizing computer systems, specifically Google Drive/ Google Docs/ Sheets/ G-Mail, etc.
Capable of receiving written/ oral instructions/ tasks, execute said tasks and if need be problem solve with minimal assistance.
Clean and valid driver’s license, have a vehicle
Ability to work rotating shifts and adjust schedule to meet production demands
Dedication to meet all deadlines
Ability to lift 50lbs
Job Tasks (include but not limited to):
Working on canning line, handling packout, and case tray building
Routine maintenance to all critical machinery for packaging
Ensure daily checklists have been completed before the start of and at the conclusion of each production run
Palletizing kegs & cases over full production days
Kegging and keg cleaning
CIP of tanks, equipment, canning line, hoses, etc.
Handling tank transfers and additions of cider, juice and other ingredients
Maintain an immaculately clean and safe work environment
Electronic Record keeping
What We Offer:
The opportunity to grow and learn with a small, yet dedicated team who works hard and plays hard. Continuing education and exposure to new ideas are fostered through field research, i.e. cider/ beer festivals/ conventions, field trips, etc. This is a great chance to get in on the ground level of a rapidly growing company who value creativity, ambition and a pallet for the unknown.
Compensation: Pay commensurate on experience.