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Assistant Cider Maker / Wine Jobs / ID: 916012

Assistant Cider Maker
Job title: Assistant Cider Maker
Company name: Haykin Family Cider
Job location: Denver/Aurora
State / County: CO
Country: USA
Posted on: 27.Apr.2023
Expire on: 09.May.2023

Job Details:

Position Overview
We are looking for an assistant cider maker to help with everything on the production side - from pressing apples to cider making to bottling and labeling. Additionally, this employee will need to be able to drive a van and make deliveries to wholesale accounts as well as serve in customer-facing roles like our tasting room, festivals, and other venues.

The ideal candidate will be detail oriented, precise, and intellectually curious. We are looking for a friendly self-starter who enjoys learning new things in a fun but fast-paced environment.

About Haykin Family Cider
Haykin Family Cider is an award-winning small batch cidery run by husband and wife, Daniel and Talia Haykin. With tiny bubbles, they produce a sparkling wine-like cider in a variety of sweetness levels. Elevating the apple like wineries treat grapes, Haykin Family Cider highlights the flavor and complexity of interesting and unique apples.

With a higher carbonation than other products on the market and no adjuncts (sugar, flavorings, or other additives), the ciders from Haykin have been likened to sparkling wines. The process is similar to white wine making and the results are extraordinary. Haykin respects the apple and its inherent flavors, acidity, and sugars while letting hidden attributes bloom with the help of yeast. The majority of the ciders are single varietals (being made mainly from one apple variety) with a few cuvees or blends showing up on the menu from time to time.

Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

• General cidermaking tasks
o Receiving and processing fruit
o Operating a forklift and pallet jack
o Racking, filtering, kegging, bottling
o Sanitation of equipment and cleaning general warehouse
• General office and compliance tasks
o Maintaining batch spreadsheets and paperwork
• Deliveries to local liquor stores and restaurants
• Staffing tasting room and festivals when needed

Education and Experience:
• No prior experience necessary. We plan to teach the right candidate everything, but a genuine desire to learn is a must.
• Passion and drive to learn about cider
• Positive attitude and excellent communication skills
• Reliable transportation with flexible hours
• Detail oriented, hardworking, self-starter
• Knowledge and curiosity about how machines work
• Fermentation experience is a plus

• Physical strength is a requirement
o Able to lift 50lb from the floor repeatedly
o Very small movements of 100-pound loads might be necessary from time to time.
• Able to stand for long periods
• Able to work 8-10 hour days
• Valid Driver’s License and clean driving record
• A general positive demeanor
o Self-starter
o Exceptional attention to detail
o Willing to work hard
o Positive attitude
o Good customer service skills
• Able to work some weekends

Nice to have:
• Fermentation background
• Experience with pneumatic machines
• Experience with brewery/winery/distillery equipment
• Handy with repairs
• Agricultural background

• This is a full-time position, but timing is flexible – there will be times that you will need to work the weekends but will get corresponding days off.

Compensation and Benefits:
• $40,000 - $60,000 a year commensurate with experience
• Bonus potential
• Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance
• HSA funding
• Life insurance
• Paid flex time off
• Cider discounts

We are a close, tight-knit team and value teamwork. This means you may have to occasionally take on tasks outside the normal scope of your job. You may be asked to perform other job-related duties as requested by your supervisor.

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