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  • Production and Cellar Crew Member

    2 TOWNS VISION:
    We aspire to create craft cider that is accessible to the people, utilizing the most advanced cider making standards, and quality Northwest ingredients, without being afraid to do things a little differently. Much like our product, 2 Towns as a company is fun, unique, and filled with energy. Our crew makes what we do possible, and we are committed to fostering an environment of fairness, empowerment, and security.

    JOB SUMMARY:
    The Production and Cellar Crew Member will be working within the production crew team to produce hard cider. The main responsibilities of the crew member will be managing the day-to-day fermentations, filtrations, and production of hard cider. Other tasks involve filling kegs, cleaning tanks, washing kegs, yeast rehydration and nutrient additions to the fermentations. These tasks involve lifting, moving, pulling, pushing and taping 35lb+ cases of bottles and cans, moving 150lb kegs onto and off of pallets, driving a forklift, climbing ladders, working with chemicals, and working in a team environment. Packaging crew members are expected to have a positive attitude and contribute to the success of the packaging team and cleanliness of the cellar. Cellar crew members should expect a fast-paced environment and 30-50 hours per week.

    ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
    General Purpose: Production and Cellar Crew Members assist with the daily operations in our cellar. Operations range anywhere from producing cider, cleaning equipment, and preparing the finished product for sales and distribution.

    • Follow proper SOPs and remain competent in all areas of production.
    • Quickly and efficiently package and bottle product.
    • Maintain a positive attitude and help foster a collaborative environment.
    • Demonstrate attention to detail during repetitive tasks.
    • Build and double check shipments.
    • Load the pasteurizer with a forklift, keeping precise and accurate records.
    • Build, load, and tape boxes of finished product.
    • Operate a forklift in a busy environment.
    • Stack dry goods and finished inventory with forklift.
    • Load/unload delivery trucks with finished product.
    • Assist with keeping the cellar clean and organized.
    • Ensure clean and organized personal and shared workspaces.
    • Operate, clean, and sanitize the bottling machine.
    • Clean kegs and hoses.
    • Participate in monthly staff meetings.
    • Adhere to 2 Towns safety policies and procedures at all times.
    • Observe and follow all policies described in the Employee Handbook.
    • Help staff the annual Harvest Party.
    • Other duties as assigned.

    SKILLS AND ABILITIES
    • Motivated to make a difference in an entrepreneurial environment.
    • Able to retain confidential company knowledge.
    • Able to function in a dynamic, fast-paced work environment.
    • Able to work with honesty and integrity.
    • Friendly, professional attitude.
    • Thrives in group work situations.
    • Strong team player qualities.
    • Able to work independently.
    • Excellent time management skills.
    • Able to be flexible in both schedule and duties.
    • Passionate about craft beverage industry (Cider, Beer, Wine, Mead).
    • Willing and able to travel on rare occasion.
    • Able to drive for long periods of time (rarely).
    • Able to work evenings and weekends.

    REQUIRED MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
    • 21 years or older.
    • Education: High School Diploma or equivalent.
    • One or more years of assembly line, warehouse, packaging, light industrial work or other relevant experience.
    • Valid Oregon Driver's License and acceptable driving record.
    • Able to lift 35lbs; able to move 55lbs using tools such as a hand truck or a forklift.
    • Able to kneel and stoop occasionally.

    DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS
    • Forklift proficiency and certifications.
    • Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite of products as well as Internet.
    • Experience: 1-2 years in alcohol production.
    • Looking for a long term job opportunity.

    PHYSICAL DEMANDS
    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit; walk; use hands to move cases, reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk or hear and visually count. The employee is required to stand most of the day.
    The employee must frequently lift and/or move up 35lbs pounds or more, as well as move 55lbs or more laterally or vertically using available tools such as a forklift or hand truck.

    WORK ENVIRONMENT
    The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may he made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
    The noise level in the work environment is moderate to loud most of the time.

    TO APPLY
    Please submit:
    1. Your resume, and
    2. A cover letter that describes any previous alcohol production experience

    to jobs@2townsciderhouse.com by midnight on Tuesday, May 31st, 2016. Sorry, resumes submitted without cover letters will not be considered. Please, no phone calls about this position.
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