Job Description: Production Technologist

About Sea Cider

Sea Cider is a rapidly growing, certified organic farm and award-winning cider producer.  Incorporated in 2004, it was borne from the owner’s desire to build a community-minded business rooted in farming.  At its core, Sea Cider exists to create exceptional cider experiences and to:

  • be a profitable family-owned farm business
  • provide high quality cider and positive experiences for its customers
  • provide a safe and fulfilling work environment for its staff
  • operate as a value-driven business that is an asset to the community

Since sales began in 2007, Sea Cider has grown to nearly 40 employees with annual cider production approaching 12,000 cases and growing.  Cider wholesales span Western North America. Locally, Sea Cider is known as one of the region’s top attractions, greeting visitors year-round for tours and tastings. The ciderhouse is also a unique agri-chic venue for cider-centric events.

Our work culture embodies many values. We have a sense of humour and a positive outlook; we are kind, conscientious and reliable; we enjoy collaborating and learning from one another. Other fundamental values by which we operate include:

  • a respectful, service-oriented approach to everyone;
  • transparency, integrity and honesty; and
  • a desire for meaning and earning more than a pay cheque.

As someone on our team you live and work by these values too.

Focus of Accountability

The Operations Technologist works with all members of the Operations team to achieve annual production goals. This is a highly flexible position, working as a technical generalist across all areas of the operation, including but not limited to:

  • Assist the Cidermaker with production, lab and other cidermaking activities
  • Perform bottling, labeling and other packaging activities
  • Maintain and improve the orchard, farm and forest
  • Participate in annual harvest activities
  • Cleaning & sanitation duties
  • Assist with equipment preventive maintenance and repairs
  • Keep timely and accurate operations records
  • Works in accordance with Sea Cider’s standard operating procedures & policies as well as organic and safety requirements
  • Develop and improve processes in consultation with management
  • Act as Project Manager on new Operations initiatives when directed by the Operations Manager
  • Maintain positive public relations and assist with Sea Cider promotional events when requested
  • Supports management, the Operations Team and other Sea Cider divisions


This position is well suited for an individual that enjoys hands-on problem solving, physical labour, working outdoors, and pitching in to help colleagues. You are excited by the opportunity to work for a community-minded yet growth-oriented company and have prior experience in the alcohol production industry with a technical focus. In addition, the position requires:

  • Education: Post secondary education preferred
  • Work experience in similar role: preferred
  • Work experience in this industry: preferred
  • Leadership experience: n/a
  • HR management: n/a
  • Stakeholder relationships: demonstrated success in problem solving and collaboration. A proven ability to build and maintain positive and effective internal and external relationships
  • Communication skills, both written and oral: strong
  • Software experience: familiar with word processing, spreadsheet and database software. A willingness to upgrade skills
  • Personal aptitude: a high degree of professionalism, initiative and personal accountability for completing work assigned. The ability to work well under pressure and a willingness to “roll up your sleeves” to get the job done. Curiosity, great listening skills and an openness to feedback.
  • Work week flexibility: A willingness to work flexible hours, including occasional weekends and evenings, to meet the needs of the business
  • A desire to develop professional skills and train others in those skills
  • Must hold a valid driver’s license
  • The ability to operate a forklift and other production equipment, manually lift up to 25 kg
  • A desire to work for a business that is growing and seeking to continually improve

To apply for this position, please send your cover letter and resume to Kathy from HR Evolution Services by April 30th.