Cellerman, Brewer, Fermentation Specialist

2 Fools Cider

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2 Fools Cider needs YOU!

The 2 Fools production cidery in Naperville, IL is adding staff to its cider making team. As our rapid growth continues we find ourselves in need of another excellent ciderist/cellar employee.

Attention to detail and a spirit of uncompromising excellence is a hallmark of our culture. The Staff Ciderist/Cellar Operator will work on the cellar floor but also help with operations, so solid experience is needed. Join our team!

Staff Ciderist/Cellar Operator - Our Expectations:

General Necessities:

**Everyone needs these to work successfully in a cidery!

  • Excellent attendance & timeliness.
  • Is reasonable and responsible.
  • Shows respect for self & others.
  • Clean driving record. Insurable driver
  • Must be able to lift 75 lbs.+ and perform strenuous work all day. Prolonged standing, climbing, bending, and kneeling is often required.
  • Mechanical aptitude. Respect of top quality equipment & tools.
  • Familiarity with material handling equipment (pallet jack, forklift, hand truck).
  • Understanding of what “Clean” means. No exceptions.
  • Can perform tasks with little or no supervision.
  • Can think and make sound and reasonable decisions. Critical thinker and a problem solver
  • Willingness to accomplish “What Is Required” on any given day.
  • Mental flexibility.
  • Willingness to take direction.

Cider Making Specific Skills:

**It would be great if you have these skills, and understand that we’ll re-train you anyway.

  • Open Mind.
  • Love of tracking and paperwork.
  • Love of cleaning & sanitation !
  • Fermentation Management and daily tracking
  • Knowledge of cellar operations
  • Keg washing
  • Yeast management
  • Keg racking
  • Filter setup, operation, cleaning
  • Fining practices
  • Fermentor, bright-beer tank and serving tank cleaning/sanitation
  • Materials handling (empty cases, cleaned kegs, empty bottles, palletized cider, etc.)
  • Raw materials analysis
  • Minor laboratory and QA/QC skills
  • Experience with cleaning chemicals & MSDS sheets
  • Understanding of material utilization.
  • Love of the art & science of Cider Making.
  • Knowledge of sensory analysis


Other Niceties & Intangible Skills:

  • Shows good attitude and wants to work
  • Can follow directions well/takes notes if necessary.
  • Can keep an eye out for potential problems or maintenance issues and brings them to the attention of management and maintenance
  • Willingness to learn & learns quickly
  • Willingly accepts non-standard assignments
  • Can represent the company well when in public and at events
  • Listens to and observes supervisors without being distracted from task at hand
  • Asks pertinent questions
  • Learns from mistakes
  • Shows improving skills by regularly accomplishing more complex tasks and increasing speed and efficiency
  • Able to multi-task
  • Shows "sense of urgency" – hustles
  • Ability to share knowledge and mentor other cidery staff

Part time, year round, hourly position with potential for growth with the company.

Background Check and Drug testing (pre-employment and random testing) are required.