Cider Production Assistant

Wards Cider seeks a highly motivated, full time apple cider production assistant to work in all areas of our production facility. Experience in a winery, brewery or cidery setting is an asset, however we are willing to train the right individual.  While this is a very hands-on skilled labor position, there would be opportunity to grow within the company for those who are mechanically inclined and interested in learning to run our packaging lines.

Duties will include (but not be limited to):

  • Cleaning and sanitizing tanks, hoses and pumps
  • Inoculations, additions, and transfers of product between tanks.
  • Assisting with filtration of finished product
  • Assisting with bottling and canning of final cider products
  • Receiving and unloading bins of apples from trucks
  • Operating apple press equipment
  • Assembling and wrapping pallets for shipping
  • Loading and unloading delivery trucks
  • Maintaining facility cleanliness in all production, packaging and warehouse areas
  • Assist from time to time with wine production for our sister company (The View Winery)
  • Overtime and shift work on evenings and weekends during peak harvest periods (Sept-Nov)

Qualifications:

  • Applicants need to have an excellent work ethic and ability to see a job through
  • Ability to work as part of a team and individually without supervision
  • Willingness to work both indoors and outdoors in all seasons and weather conditions
  • Ability to work at heights, and in cramped, confined spaces at times
  • Forklift experience and certification are a definite asset
  • Ability to complete highly repetitive tasks while maintaining accuracy and efficiency
  • Physically fit, ability to lift up to 50 lbs
  • An interest in apple cider and brewing industries

Above all else, applicants should have a positive attitude, stay calm under pressure and be reliable and punctual.

Compensation:

  • Full Time / Permanent Position
  • Hourly wage $15 – $17/hr based on experience
  • Benefit package following 3 month probationary period

Please apply with resume via email to kristy@theviewwinery.com “Cider Production Assistant” in the subject line. No telephone calls or walk-ins please. We will telephone only those invited for an interview; but thank all applicants.

 

Cellar Hand

The View Winery seeks a reliable, hardworking individual to join our incredible team as a Cellar Hand. This is a very hands on position assisting in all areas of wine and cider production from harvest through blending our white wines and barreling down our red wines. The successful applicant must be open minded, have a positive attitude and be able to work both independently and as part of a team.

Applicants must be capable of the following without constant supervision:

  • Setting up, operating and cleaning crusher/destemmer, must pump, grape press.
  • Cleaning and sanitizing tanks, hoses and pumps.
  • Rackings, Inoculations, Additions, Pump-overs of fermenting wine tanks
  • Monitoring ferments and alerting winemaker of any issues that arise
  • Cleaning, filling and topping barrels.
  • Assisting with filtration of finished wines
  • Maintain a clean and sanitary work environment at all times
  • Accurately follow written work orders
  • Overtime and shift work evenings and weekends during peak harvest periods (Sept-Nov) is required

Other duties may include (but not limited to):

  • Assisting with bottling and canning of final cider and wine products.
  • Assembling and wrapping pallets for shipping.
  • Loading and unloading delivery trucks.
  • Maintaining facility cleanliness in all production, packaging and warehouse areas

Qualifications:

  • Tertiary qualifications in Oenology and Viticulture an asset
  • Minimum three vintages experience
  • Lab experience an asset but not mandatory
  • Applicants need to have an excellent work ethic and ability to see a job through.
  • Ability to work as part of a team and individually without supervision.
  • Willingness to work both indoors and outdoors in all seasons and weather conditions.
  • Ability to work at heights, and in cramped, confined spaces at times.
  • Forklift experience and certification are a definite asset.
  • Physically fit, ability to lift up to 50 lbs.
  • International applications must be eligible to work in Canada and have secured Visa at the time of application.

Wages:

  • $15 – $18 per hour to start based on experience.

Please apply with resume via email to Kristy@theviewwinery.com “Cellar Hand” in the subject line. No telephone calls or walk-ins please. We will telephone only those invited for an interview; but thank all applicants.