Vermont Cider Company, located in Middlebury, VT, is seeking a Cellar Operator to perform routine cellar duties and tend to the day-to-day operation of cellar equipment. This position follows standard work methods and practices safe work habits to ensure production is as efficient and safe as possible.

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities: (Additional duties may be assigned)
  • Comply with all Cellar standard operating procedures.
  • Disassembly and reassembly of Cellar equipment for purposes of cleaning and sanitizing using both COP and CIP procedures.
  • Perform CIP of cellar equipment.
  • Build fermentation blends and product blends by interpreting recipe sheets and adding appropriate
  • materials.
  • Deliver analytical samples to Quality Control for analysis.
  • Perform environmental cleaning in fermentation and blend tank areas.
  • Perform basic preventative maintenance on equipment as it pertains to Cellar operations.
  • Perform general repairs of equipment as directed by the Cellar Supervisor.
  • Comply with all safety requirements.
  • High school diploma is required.
  • Minimum 2 years experience in brewing/manufacturing or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Must be able to learn and display a good understanding of the fermentation and blending process and perform such tasks within 6 months.
  • Must be able to display basic math and English skills.
  • Must be able to navigate control screens enough to initiate and cease CIP operation.
  • Must be able to diagnose mechanical issues interfering with Cellar processes and troubleshoot accordingly.
  • Must have basic project management skills sufficient to complete assignments as directed by the Supervisor.
  • Ability to work independently and multitask a plus.
  • Forklift certification a plus.
Physical Demands:
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs. routinely.
  • Must be comfortable wearing proper protective equipment while using chemicals.
  • Exposure to cleaning chemicals and production line CIP chemicals is routine.
  • Position requires light maintenance work in a mechanical setting.
  • Operators are frequently required to stand; walk; use hands and fingers, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms. The position can involve standing, walking.
  • Job is performed standing all day on concrete floor.
  • Job requires substantial movement/motion with regard to walking, bending, lifting, grasping and applying pressure to an object with the fingers and palms.
Vermont Cider Company, an equal opportunity employer, offers a comprehensive benefit package including bonus plan, 401k match, paid time off, paid parental leave, medical, dental, vision, life & accidental insurance, and more!

About Us
Vermont Cider Co. reinvigorated American hard cider in 1991 and continue to lead the category through our commitment to crafting innovative and refreshing hard ciders. Vermont Cider Co. crafts a variety of ciders for a variety of consumers. Our portfolio is as diverse as our fans. There’s iconic Woodchuck, fruit-forward Wyder’s as well as the classic Magners, rounding out our import offerings. Most recently, in Summer 2021, Vermont Cider Co. introduced Day Chaser, a vodka based RTD canned cocktail.

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