Stormalong Cider – Cidrerie – BevNET.com Beverage Industry Job Listing

Stormalong Cider is an award-winning craft cider producer looking for a dedicated cider maker to join our production team in Leominster, MA. Founded in 2014, Stormalong Cider is committed to quality, making delicious ciders with the highest quality whole ingredients we can find. Our motto is “Respect the Apple”, which we take to heart by growing and purchasing unique Heirloom cider apples used to make cutting-edge cider. The ideal candidate will be detail-oriented, flexible, reliable and will be happy to expand their skills in all aspects of cider making. Experience in cider making, winemaking, brewing and/or beverage production is preferred.

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the day-to-day execution of all cider-making related tasks including raw material management, apple and fruit processing, fermentation, aging, cold processing, blending and packaging .

  • Maintain pumps, pipes and all other materials/equipment.

  • Maintain a sanitary environment, which includes, but is not limited to, cleaning floors, walls, tanks, machinery and sinks.

  • Execution of the mixture and execution of the recipe.

  • Work in tandem with the COO and R&D CEO in creating new recipes and styles.

  • Inventory management of all vats and cider in process.

  • Inventory management of fermentation equipment and packaging products, with communication of replenishment needs to the operations manager and establishment of replenishment levels.

  • Reception, storage and organization of unfinished products on site in coordination with the operations manager.

  • Loading and unloading trucks for incoming and outgoing orders.

  • Ongoing, consistent and accurate data entry and management of EKOS Cider Making production software (training provided).

  • Execution of fermentation protocols.

  • Other duties assigned/necessary.

  • Optional participation in events as a representative of Stormalong Cider.

Experience & Skills:

  • Strong work ethic.

  • Disciplined, with an emphasis on detail, safety and accurate record keeping.

  • Able to multi-task and adapt to changing priorities.

  • Able to work both independently and within a team.

  • Responsive to direction and constructive feedback.

  • Ability to troubleshoot equipment and communicate issues to management.

Requirements and working conditions:

  • 1+ years of hands-on experience in cider making or beverage production

  • A thorough knowledge of cider apples is a plus!

  • Able to lift over 55 pounds multiple times during a shift

  • Able to work in hot, cold and humid environments

  • Able to stand on concrete floors for the duration of the shift (8 hours)

  • Able to use a pallet truck to move drums and other heavy loads

  • Occasional use of a forklift is required (training provided if needed)

  • Flexibility in schedules as needed

  • Must hold a valid driver’s license and be able to operate a motor vehicle safely

  • Must be at least 21 years old

Advantages and Benefits:

About Stormalong Cider

Stormalong Cider, founded in 2014, is a Massachusetts-based craft cider house that produces a wide range of ciders focused on apple quality and character. Using a mix of culinary and rare varieties, Stormalong ferments and ages its ciders with traditional and modern techniques that bring out the unique characteristics of these diverse apples. Fascinated and inspired by the robust lineage of American hard cider, Stormalong aims to showcase the diversity, flavor and quality of cider made with the right apples. For more information, visit www.stormalong.com or follow Stormalong on Instagram @stormalongcider.

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