Production Associate

Golden State Cider

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We are hiring for a Production Associate in our Cidery located in Sebastopol, CA.


•Operates internal combustion and electric-powered forklift to load/unload trucks from loading dock

•Follows work orders to move product from packaging lines to designated staging areas

•Follows pick lists to prepare, move, and stage product for outgoing shipments

•Receives deliveries of packaging materials and cidery consumables and stores them in designated staging areas

•Organizes and attends to details pertaining to all shipping/receiving documents

•Contributes to maintaining a clean and orderly warehouse facility

Order Fulfillment:

•Prepares and packages marketing materials to be shipped with wholesale orders

•Prepares, packages, and ships online retail orders

•Prepares and delivers packaged product to our Sebastopol Tap Room


•Assists in operating packaging lines as needed, including machine operation and pack out duties

Physical Requirements and Work Environment

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.

•Ability to frequently sit, stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl and climb.

•Ability to frequently talk, hear, feel, taste, and smell.

•Ability to frequently lift and/or move up to 55 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 165    lbs. to waist height

•Ability to frequently reach with hands and arms.

•Ability to work on a platform ladder at heights up to 20 feet.

•Vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision and the ability to adjust focus.

•Must be able to participate in critical assessment of ciders.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

•The work environment is usually that of a winery.

•The employee regularly works with hazardous materials.

•The employee works on wet floors and with wet equipment.

•The employee regularly works around alcohol, high voltage electricity, hot water, and steam.

•The employee must work to further the sanitary environment.


•Minimum 2 years of experience in a manufacturing or warehouse environment

•High School Diploma, GED, or four years of work-related experience. Higher Education preferred

•Forklift Certification and proven ability to safely operate a forklift, scissor lift, and pallet jack


•CA Driver’s License with clean driving record

•Ability to work flexible shifts, including extended hours and overtime as needed

•Good reading, writing, and mathematical skills

•Demonstrated ability to understand and follow directions, as well as listen and communicate with co-workers

•Strong and proven work ethic, and ability to multi-task workload

•Commitment to excellence in an ever-evolving, exciting field of work


Golden State Cider has been independently and proudly producing our hard cider in Sebastopol, California since 2012.Our team is unlike any other, it takes a village to make what we believe is the epitome of California-style cider. Here are some of the reasons we think Golden State is a pretty rad place to call home:

Pay and Career Growth

It is our commitment to offer a very competitive pay structure, our base pay rate, in all departments, will always begin at $15.00/hour which is well above Minimum Wage here in California. While we realize wage isn’t everything you need to be happy in a job, we think it’s a wonderful place to start. Golden State Cider also recognizes the benefit of continued education and professional development by providing accommodations for things such as conferences and industry-specific short courses.

Health Care

For a fairly fresh company, we offer an incredible benefits package. Golden State Cider pays for our employee’s Medical, Dental and Vision coverage – In Full - 100%.

Crew members may add dependents to their policies with the premiums for dependents being deducted from regular payroll on a pre-tax basis.

Wellness Allowance

In addition to a generous Health Care package, Golden State Cider recognizes the importance of our team member’s overall health and wellbeing and provides a wellness allowance of up to $100.00 per month which can be used towards a variety of things that promote physical activity, wellness and work-life balance. The goal of the Wellness allowance is to provide Golden State Cider employees as many options and as much flexibility as possible to find an activity which promotes aerobic exercise, flexibility, strength training as well as emotional health including coverage for passes to Regional, State or National Parks.

Paid Time Off

As part of our commitment to our employees’ health and wellbeing, Golden State recognizes the need for work/life balance as well as the value of rest and relaxation. We begin our offering with seven Paid Holidays per year. In addition, we offer six days of paid Sick leave per year. As for our Paid Vacation package, Golden State offers three weeks of paid vacation during an employee’s first year with tier increase annually:

Length of Employment

Annual Accrual Rate

Year 1 of employment

15 days per year

1-2 years of employment

16 days per year

2-3 years of employment

17 days per year

3-4 years of employment

18 days per year

4-5 years of employment

19 days per year

5 years and beyond

20 days per year


Cider is our passion, it’s in every part of our culture and we love to share it with our employees! Each employee is allotted two (24) pack Cases of tasty, crisp cider per month ~ just another perk of the job!