Assistant Cider Maker (Wine Jobs: Vineyards & Cellars )

Full Time

  The Glen at Crossmount (

  Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Crossmount Cider Co. is located 5 km South of Saskatoon at Saskatchewan’s premier agro-tourism destination.  We are a locally owned, craft cidery

The Assistant Cidermaker reports to the owner and head cidermaker and is responsible for overseeing all daily aspects of the hard cider production process.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Working with the head cider maker on fermentation, conditioning and cider storage
  • Daily performance of cidermaking tasks including cleaning and sanitation, racking, filtering, keg washing, kegging, bottling, labeling, packaging, receiving and occasional deliveries
  • Monitoring fermentations and ageing ciders
  • Working with sales team to prepare orders of bottles, cases and kegs for retail and wholesale clients
  • Meticulous record keeping
  • Safe operation of all equipment and tanks used in the cidermaking process

Qualifications and Skills

  • Minimum 6 months prior experience working in a fermentation process with cider, wine or beer
  • Excellent problem-solving skills doesn’t give up easily
  • Must be highly motivated, independent and able to take direction and feedback from the owner and Head Cider Maker
  • Proven ability to communicate effectively
  • Extensive knowledge of ciders, craft beers, wines, etc
  • Understanding of yeast fermentation and juice chemistry parameters such as Brix, pH, SG, SO2, TA etc. and corresponding testing procedures
  • Technological proficiencies: comfortable working with Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Availability to work full-time, 37.5+ hours a week and possibly on weekends
  • Must be physically fit (this is a physically demanding job) with the ability to comfortably lift up to 50 pounds
  • Must be over 19 years of age and possess a valid driver’s license


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