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    Cider Riot! Assistant Cidermaker/Cellarman

    Cider Riot! is a small-scale urban cidery dedicated to the production of flavorful dry ciders. We are moving from our current 500 sq foot garage where we produced 490 barrels of cider in 2015, to a 7200 sq. foot production facility.
    We are seeking an experienced cellar person. Winemaker, brewer, we’re not picky, as long as you have production facility experience we can help you become a cidermaker, we’re looking for someone with the right level of experience who is excited to grow with a small company.

    Duties will include:
    CIP of equipment, general cleaning of the cidery.
    Transfers, adding finings, carbonation and kegging of cider.
    Operation of Premier Stainless 2-head semi-automatic keg washer
    Manage and monitor fermentation
    Operation of a 6-head Meheen bottle filler and manual 4-head bottle filler for PET
    Pitching yeast, dry hopping, adding fruit to cider
    Moving pallets of full and empty kegs and bottles with a pallet jack
    Maintain Accurate and Detailed Records
    Operation of an electric forklift and driving company trucks

    Physical Requirements:
    Must be able to repeatedly lift and carry 50 pounds
    Must be able to lift or move 150-pound kegs.
    Must be able to stand, and kneel on concrete for entire shift.
    Must be able to work in wet conditions
    Must be able to work in a somewhat noisy environment.
    Must be able to read and follow written instructions and MSDS sheets for chemicals.
    Must have a valid Oregon Driver’s License.

    The ideal candidate will possess a strong work ethic, attention to detail, and will have at least one year’s experience in a production brewery or winery. Familiarity with pumps and cellar chemicals are essential. We are looking for someone who wants to grow with the company, is self-motivated and works well alone and in small teams.

    Applications will be accepted through the end of January with interviews to be scheduled in mid-February, and the position starting in March. Starting rate of pay is $10-12/hr DOE.
    Please send resumes and cover letters to with the word CELLAR in the subject line.