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Cellar Operator - 2nd Shift - Vermont Cider Company, Middlebury, VT

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  • Cellar Operator - 2nd Shift - Vermont Cider Company, Middlebury, VT

    Vermont Cider Company is looking to employ talented individuals on our team who are self-motivated, positive and energetic. If this sounds like you, we encourage you to apply!

    We have an opening for a full-time, second shift Cellar Operator. The schedule is Monday-Thursday, 2pm-11:30pm and Friday, 2pm-6pm.

    The Cellar Operator performs routine cellar duties and tends 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.

    • 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 Manager.
    • Comply with all safety requirements.

    • High school diploma 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.

    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

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    Vermont Cider Company provides a strong total compensation package, including bonus plan, insurance coverages, 401 (k) plan and paid time off. EOE Come join our team!

    Vermont Cider Company crafts a variety of ciders for a variety of consumers. There’s ultra-craft Vermont Cider Co., iconic Woodchuck, fruit-forward Wyder’s as well as the classic Magners Irish Cider and Blackthorn, rounding out our import offerings. Vermont Cider Company reinvigorated American hard cider in 1991, with the launch of Woodchuck, and stays focused on the category today through our commitment to crafting innovative and refreshing hard ciders. For more information about Vermont Cider Company, please visit: