Cider Maker

ACE Cider

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About ACE Cider:
Based in Sebastopol, California, ACE Cider is the largest, family-owned and independent cider company in America. ACE Cider was created by Jeffrey House in 1993. ACE is the Original West Coast Cidery and the 2nd oldest existing cidery in America. ACE continues to be one of the industry's leaders with our award-winning, low calorie, low sugar, all-natural ciders. Whether its our flagship cider, ACE Perry, our dry-Champagne like cider, ACE Joker, or one of our newest ciders taking the US by storm, ACE Pineapple, we have something for everybody. We innovate, we create, and we perfect. We are a rapidly growing company, currently distributed in 47 states, as well as internationally. Nothing beats an ACE!

About the position:
We're looking to hire a Cider Maker to support our current Head Cider Maker. This hire will eventually replace the Head Cider Maker, as the Head Cider Maker will be relocating to be with his family. The Cider Maker will be assisting in all aspects of cider production - from receiving the raw materials to producing the finished product for packaging. The top qualities we're looking for in this candidate - consistency, a very strong work ethic, high attention to detail, a willingness to adapt and learn, and a dedication to improving. The right candidate will be willing to go above and beyond the status quo and will be looking to grow to match our company's growth. This person must be able to work well in a team environment but also be willing to work independently, when necessary.

Prerequisites:
Must be based in Sebastopol, CA area already. No relocation provided.

College Degree in Viticulture/Enology, Brewing, Fermentation Science, or related degree (Chemical Engineering, Food Science, Mechanical Engineering, etc.) strongly preferred.
Minimum of one year of alcohol production experience in mid to high volume production facility. Cider/Wine/Beer production experience all OK. Strong passion for Cider required.
Clean driving record (No DUI's).
Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs. 
Forklift experience.
Proficient in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
Conversational in Spanish is preferred.

Job Tasks (include but not limited to):
To learn the Cider production process from Head Cider Maker.
Willingness to assist Head Cider Maker in all steps of production.
Work with Head Cider Maker on core, seasonal, and one-off ciders. 
Facility and machinery upkeep and maintenance.
Record keeping.
Management of raw material inventory.
Work with Production Manager and Operations Manager on daily basis to forecast expected production quantities.
Monitor fermentation and quality control parameters.
Work with and manage 3rd party machinery repairmen so that they fulfill their jobs.
Maintain an immaculately clean and safe work environment.

Compensation:
ACE Cider offers a competitive salary, medical/dental/vision plan, PTO, a matching 401(k) retirement plan, and a bright future with a rapidly growing, family-owned company.