Assistant Cidermaker

Wilson's Orchard & Farm

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As Assistant Cidermaker, you will work directly with the Head Cidermaker and on the beverage production team to produce alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages for the Wilson’s Orchard and Rapid Creek Cidery brands. 

This is a full-time position and compensation is based on experience and abilities. 

Responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

  • Operational tasks including fermentation management, racking, blending, filtering, carbonation, packaging, cleaning, pressing juice, forklift operation and many more.
  • Consistently follow quality controls and Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s) in production processes. 
  • Keep work areas clean and sanitary
  • Demonstrate high standards of workplace safety
  • We are a fast growing company, from time to time you will be expected to perform tasks outside your core areas of responsibility


  • Cider, wine or beer making experience
  • Great attitude, team player, hard worker
  • Ability to both contribute to and lead key projects, tasks and functions
  • Able to keep up in a fast moving, high pace production environment
  • A passion for beverage production generally and alcohol production specifically
  • Be an avid learner, engage and retain training, take-in and retain information quickly, and accept constructive criticism
  • Ability to use ERP software on desktop and mobile, as well as a computer for spreadsheets, word documents & emails
  • Be able to work for up to 10 hours on your feet and to reach, bend, stoop and frequently lift up to 50 pounds
  • Be able to work in a standing position for long periods of time (up to 12 hours some days during peak season)

Preferred Skills:

  • Experience with recipe development in alcoholic beverages. 
  • Experience with and understanding of yeast management. 
  • Ability to operate forklifts.



*Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

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