Cellarperson & Packaging Line Assistant

Sawdust City Brewing Company is one of the most admired and respected craft breweries in Canada. Our beer is award-winning and sought after by customers across the province and across the country. Our company motto is: At Sawdust City, we don’t take ourselves too seriously, but we take our beer very seriously!

Located in beautiful Muskoka, Ontario, our brewery has become a destination for locals, seasonal residents and tourists alike and is currently rated Trip Advisor’s 2nd best thing to do in South Muskoka, the 1st thing being the lake itself. We boast the largest retail beer fridge of any craft brewery in Ontario, featuring up to 20 different brands at any one time. Our 72-seat taproom, the ‘Saloon’, boasts 18 draught taps and features live entertainment and special events on most evenings throughout the year.


Job Description

Sawdust City is looking for a skilled, enthusiastic and hardworking craft beer lover to join our growing brew team as a Cellarperson & Packaging Line Assistant. The primary focus of this position, but not exclusively, is providing support to our brewing & packaging team through various cellaring, brewing and packaging activities. The position is extremely task driven and needs an individual who is able to multi-task and deal with the production team, suppliers and the rest of the Sawdust City team as a whole. Attention to detail being of the utmost importance. This role will be integral in all areas of the brewhouse; cellaring, packaging and inventory management, etc.


Key Responsibilities

• Quality assurance, both in the cellar and in the packaging hall
• Assisting the brewing team with brewing related issues and projects
• Troubleshooting equipment problems within the brewhouse and packaging line
• Beer transfers – tank to tank/prep beer for packaging
• Assist with the operation of the centrifuge for beer separation
• Cleaning, sanitation and maintenance of the brewhouse equipment and cellars
• Assist in the operation of our 12-head, counter pressure rotary filler packaging line
• Cleaning and sanitizing of fermenting tanks, filter equipment, hoses and packaging line
• Take tank gravities and operation of lab equipment for quality control
• Fill and clean kegs
• Proper handling of chemicals required for sanitization and cleaning of equipment
• Understanding and practicing all internal safety standards
• Being an everyday ambassador of Sawdust City is a must


Experience & Requirements

• At least one year of brewery experience, with a focus on cellar, brewhouse and packaging line work
• Minimum high school diploma (or equivalent)
• Brewing education at an accredited institution is an asset
• Strong trouble shooting skills with strong mechanical/electrical aptitude is a definite plus
• Good written and verbal communication skills
• Ability to accurately complete and maintain proper paper work is mandatory
• Ability to follow direction and adhere to established SOPs




• Good organizational and problem-solving skills
• Ability to work both independently and within a team, with minimal supervision
• Enjoys working under pressure and in a fast-paced environment
• Experience handling chemicals with an emphasis on cleaning and sanitizing SOPs
• Experience operation a forklift, skyjack and other large machines is a definite asset
• Ability to stand for extended periods of time
• Ability to perform repetitive motions for extended periods of time
• Must be able to frequently lift 50-100 lbs.
• A passion for the craft beer industry and lifestyle


At Sawdust City we like to have fun, but we also pride ourselves on our dedication to beer. We don’t always take ourselves seriously, but the quality of our product is of the utmost importance. If you feel like you are the right match for the position, please send a cover letter and resume to liz@sawdustcitybeer.com. Please note the position you are applying for in the subject line.

We thank all candidates for their interest, however only those chosen for an interview will be contacted.