Head Cider Maker – Washington DC/Alexandria

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    Tristan Wright

    Looking for your dream job in the hard cider industry? The highly anticipated launch of Lost Boy Cider is happening May 2019 and we are currently accepting qualified applications for the head cider maker position at our production facility in Alexandria VA. The position is full-time, and will be offered a very competitive compensation package including health insurance, 401(k) employer match, and paid time off. This critical role will lead the cellar team in all areas of the cider making process including product development, inventory and supply chain management, and quality control.

    About Lost Boy Cider

    Lost Boy Cider is an urban cidery founded by Tristan Wright. Tristan begin experimenting with cider making in 2014, attended Oregon State and Cornell cider study programs, and has been developing cider recipes since then. Tristan is an impassioned leader and networker with a long term vision to build Lost Boy into a substantial industry presence. Lost Boy will launch a regional brand of modern dry ciders and has developed an exclusive wine club membership to distribute unique heirloom ciders. Tristan’s stated principals for the company are trust, honesty, collaboration, and quality. For more information on the company please visit us at: http://www.lostboycider.com

    The basics:

    Lost Boy Cider located at 317 Hooffs Run Dr in historic Alexandria Virginia, seven miles from Washington DC. Our space consists of a combined 6,000sq.ft. retail tasting room and wholesale production area. The projected cidery open date is May 15th 2019 or earlier depending on completed construction. Inaugural fermentations will begin in March 2019. The position start date is open and we are actively pursuing interested candidates. Production goal totals year one: 2,000 barrels. Experience is necessary.


    Product and recipe development
    Supply chain management, juice inventory
    Quality control
    Fermentation Vessel and Brite Tank CIP/sanitation
    Maintain general cider house cleanliness and sanitation
    Clean and fill kegs
    Oversight of canning line
    General equipment maintenance
    Accurate record keeping
    Barrel maintenance and oversight
    Assist Production Manager with day to day operations
    Forklift operation
    Scissor Lift operation
    Staff packaging line if needed
    Additional duties may be assigned throughout the cider house as necessary


    2+ years wine/cider making experience
    Willing to travel
    True grit and the ability to adapt on the go
    Positive attitude while working in a team environment
    Strong desire to learn and grow with the company
    Strong organizational skills
    Ability to lift 55lbs to shoulder, and 160lbs to hip
    Ability to work near moving mechanical parts, chemicals, wet floors/equipment while keeping to strict sanitary requirements
    Familiarity with transferring and carbonating finished product
    Familiarity with production safety procedures and equipment
    Selected candidate must pass a post-offer, pre-employment background screening
    You must be at least 21 years of age to work for Lost Boy Cider

    If interested and qualified, please send resume and cover letter to tristan@lostboycider.com and reference “Cider Maker” in the subject line.

    Tristan Wright

    Hello, this job has been filled.

    Thank you.

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