Cider Maker / Cellarperson / Packaging

Schilling Hard Cider


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About the Position

We are looking to add a production packaging and Cellarperson to our growing production team. The ideal candidate has a passion for cider, a background in food/beverage manufacturing, is mechanical minded, and has the drive to learn and grow within a rapidly expanding industry.

Schilling Cider has always strived to create a fun and productive workplace that every employee can be proud of. We foster a culture of creativity and continuous improvement, with many avenues of potential growth, no matter where you start. Bring your craft beverage passion and experience to Schilling Cider!

                                                        ** Schilling Cider is an Equal Opportunity Employer **

Primary Responsibilities 

  • Support the Head Cidermaker during Inoculation days

  • Maintain integrity and cleanliness of tanks, hoses, various peripherals

  • Cider and ingredient blending during canning operations

  • Keep up in a fast paced production environment

  • Ensuring cidery and all equipment are hygienic and well organized

  • Effective communication with all other members of the team 

  • Set up and operate liquid flow paths for operation and CIPs 

  • Filtration of completed cider fermentations

  • Following all company SOP's

  • Assist in both Cidery operations and Canning operations

  • Performing canning duties when and where required

  • Ensuring that all products meet the set quality specifications 

  • Follow all requirements of our food safety policy and other statutory regulations 

  • Bring up any and all issues to management as soon as they are discovered and help address 

  • Keep accurate records of all measurements, procedures and processes 

  • Keg washing and Keg Filling 

  • Be a contributing member of the team to constantly improve quality, safety and procedures 

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Must be 21+ years of age

  • Disciplined, with an emphasis on detail, safety, and accurate record keeping

  • Ability to lift ingredients and kegs up to 55lbs and be on one’s feet for full shifts

  • An aptitude for working with machinery and ability to wrench when needed

  • Flexibility in schedule as needed to work to completion

  • Ability to follow SOP's and aid in developing them

  • Fermentation knowledge or actively looking to learn more about fermentations

  • Passionate for craft beverages!

Experience

  • Good mechanical skills and practical application of knowledge. Are you comfortable using tools and working on machinery?

  • Some practical experience of food production, winery or brewery procedures is a plus. Have you used a tri-clamp fitting before? Do you have experience with a CIP Skid?

  • Ability to learn tasks and procedures quickly

Pay and Benefits

  • Starting salary $40k+ annually depending on experience and qualifications

  • Medical/ dental/ vision, matching retirement plan, PTO, annual hobby stipend, and cider of course!

  • Fun working environment in a growing industry 

Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply for jobs unless they believe they meet every one of the qualifications as described in a job description. We are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job, and that candidate may be one who comes from a less traditional background. We would encourage you to apply, even if you don't believe you meet every one of our qualifications described. If you are unsure whether you meet the qualifications of this position, or how this would be determined, please feel free to contact colin@schillingcider.com to discuss your application.

Please email your cover letter and resume to Brad Hill at bhill@schillingcider.com


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