Head Cider Maker/Operations Manager (Wine Jobs: Vineyards & Cellars )

Full Time

  The Glen at Crossmount (http://crossmountcidercompany.ca)

  Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Head Cider Maker/Operations Manager

Crossmount Cider Company is seeking a full time Head Cider Maker to join our team.  You will be part of a company with tremendous growth poised to reach over 100,000L of production by 2020.  Situated within the city limits of beautiful Saskatoon- Saskatchewan’s largest and fastest growing urban centre.  Our brand new facility and orchards are the centre piece of Crossmount, Saskatchewan’s premiere agro-tourism destination.  We are home to some the cold hardiest apple trees in the world.  Come and make world class cider and perry from apples and pears so rare that they exist nowhere else! 

General Responsibilities:

 Operations management: tracking inventory, product volumes, ordering, stocking, documenting employee hours

Fermentation management: juice/wine chemistry, yeast pitching, nutrient additions, temperature control

Cider transfers


Strict record keeping

Understand how to operate and maintain production equipment including fork lift, chiller, dumper, crusher, press, pumps, filter, bright tank, keg cleaner, carbonator, bottler, pasteurizer etc.

Quality assurance and control

Supervise two full time and three part time staff

Maintain a clean and safe work environment for production and staff

Represent company at occasional functions and meetings including some evenings and weekends

Develop new SOP’s as cidery expands

Develop new cider blends to meet market demands

Desired Skills:

Extensive experience in cider making, wine making or brewing

Very strong organizational, trouble-shooting, creative problem-solving, and analytical skills

Punctual, and able to work with a team and independently

Very adaptable, flexible to changing demands and detail oriented

Accurately collect and analyze data

Work collaboratively with sales team and company owner 


2+ Years of fermentation experience working in a commercial winery, cidery or brewery preferably combined with an education in enology or brewing

Excellent organizational and communication skills

Physically fit and able to comfortably lift 50 pounds

Must be at least 21 years of age

Must have a valid driver’s license


Please submit your cover letter and resume when applying 


Dependent on experience ($28-$35/hr

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