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Beverage Production Cellar Hand

Job Title:  Beverage Production Cellar Hand  FLSA 


Department:  1911 Cider House  Reports To: Director of Beverage Development and  

Head Cidermaker

Job Summary

Under the supervision of the Director of Beverage Development and Head Cidermaker, this  position will perform all duties related to beverage production such as cleaning and operating tanks, pumps and hoses, transferring product, filtering, counting and storing inventory, as well as batching tanks following written and verbal work orders while following GMPs. Cellar hands are also responsible for the cleaning, filling, and storage of kegs along with the associated paperwork.


Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities: (Additional duties may be assigned) 

  • Operate manual kegging line and report all low inventories of kegging supplies to production supervisors. 
  • Display basic understanding of automated bottling/canning line in regard to carbonation.
  • Ensure all tanks are clearly labeled with the appropriate information and in their proper storage configuration. 
  • Develop working knowledge of all cellar chemicals and their appropriate uses.
  • Understand and follow sanitation procedures of all equipment. 
  • General cellar cleanup, including but not limited floors, fittings, chemical drums, pumps,  tanks, and hoses as needed to maintain physical condition of cellar by keeping a clean  and organized work area, and alerting management if work orders for repairs are  needed. 
  • Monitors inventory levels by conducting physical counts and following proper stock  rotation and organization. 
  • Ensure all paperwork is completed from tasks assigned during shift. 
  • Accurately record all batch/tank codes and other SQF and organic certification related  document requirements. 
  • Communicate clearly and concisely with Cider Makers and Line Leads.
  • Follow the 1911 Cider House procedures with adherence to our employee handbook organic and SQF policies, all written and verbal Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s)  and adhere to all safe cellar practices. 
  • Follow, observe, and enforce all safety rules and regulations. 
  • Assist shift lead with facility startup and shutdown and work well with coworkers on the  bottling/canning line.
  • Trouble-shoot issues quickly and without constant direction to keep production on schedule. 
  • Expect to consistently meet production goals regardless of the unforeseen issues that  arise in the facility. 
  • Flexibility in work scheduling. Variable schedule may include staying late and/or working  weekends as needed to achieve production goals. 


Minimum Qualification Standards: 

  • High School diploma preferred. 
  • Cidery/Winery/Brewery/Distillery knowledge and/or experience helpful.
  • One (1) year experience working in line manufacturing or commercial kitchen preferred.
  • Forklift certification preferred. 
  • Equivalent combinations of education and work experience will be considered. 


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:  

  • Strong organizational skills including the ability to manage multiple projects and details  simultaneously. 
  • Strong oral communication skills to interact with co-workers in a professional and helpful  manner. 
  • Ability to work productively in a fast paced, stressful environment. 


Equipment, Machines and Software Used: 

This position occasionally requires the use of a computer. 

Physical Requirements: 

Physical Activity N/A

Average Amount of Time Per Day




Sit (e.g., at desk, in vehicle)


W alk

T alk


Motion of hands or wrists (e.g., typing)

Finger, grasp, handle, or feel

Push and pull with arms

Reach with arms and/or hands

Crouch, bend, or kneel


Physical Exertion: 

Medium work: 

  • Ability to exert up to 50 pounds frequently, 165 pounds occasionally, and/or up to 10  pounds of force constantly. A negligible amount of force is constantly required to move  objects. 
  • Ability to stand and work on a concrete floor for 10+ hour shift. 

Environmental Conditions: 

Inside work: 

  • With exposure to temperature changes (e.g., unheated, or uncooled warehouse). Outside work:  
  • Occasional exposure to the outside elements at all time of year and many types of  weather. 

Elevation work:  

  • Exposure to heights in excess of 20 feet 

Enclosed spaces:  

  • Exposure to confined spaces with limited entry and egress. 

Mental Requirements: 

  • Light mental and visual attention to set up, regulate, or adjust simple machines or processes  where there is some variety, but actions taken, and decisions made are limited to few  possibilities. Work requires some coordination with others. 


This position does not require travel. 


  • All requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with  disabilities. 
  • This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the  employee(s) occupying this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions  and to perform any other job-related duties requested by their supervisor.  
  • The company reserves the right to add to or revise an employee’s job duties at any time at its sole  discretion. 

This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an “at will”  employment relationship.