Work at Wild State

We’re a hard cider producer in Duluth, MN with a growing footprint and a commitment to producing amazing natural ciders without added sugar, concentrates, or sorbates. We’re members of 1% For The Planet and give 1% of annual sales to causes supporting and protecting the environment. Our future is unknown but we’re getting there faster than we expected, we need your help. 

Packaging Lead - Full time

Our production team is searching for a leader with experience in the craft beverage space. The Lead will oversee all aspects of cider packaging, inventory, tracking, quality control, and warehousing. This individual will take charge of our quickly growing packaging operation and establish systems that ensure safe, efficient and quality production of packaged goods. 


  • Operate depalletizer, canning machine, labeler and tunnel pasteurizer

  • Perform routine maintenance

  • Troubleshoot and implement repairs

  • Perform quality control on all packaged product

  • Track packaging and product inventory and order as needed

  • Keep records and track batches

  • Manage packaging team 

  • Safely manage warehouse

  • Operate forklifts and other lifting equipment


Must have

  • Previous experience in canning or bottling alcohol

  • Forklift experience and/or willingness to become certified

  • Impeccable attention to detail and safety


Nice to have

  • Management experience

  • Cider or wine experience

  • Experience in a packaging environment responsible for more than 50,000 CE’s annually


Benefits and more

  • Paid time off

  • 401k plan with company matching

  • company paid health reimbursement plan

  • 75% off packaged cider and 50% off merchandise

  • free growler fills

  • free ice cream (srsly)

  • no jerks


Wild State Core Values

Our team believes in going the extra mile, being positive, working as a team, growing & embracing change, tackling obstacles, and making work fun.


How to apply 

Email your resume and attach a PDF cover letter that explains why you’re the best fit for the job. Please write “Packaging Lead” in the subject line.


Applications without cover letters will not be considered. 

Deadline to apply: January 29, 2020. Applications will be reviewed upon receipt. 

This position will start in February 2021.

Monday - Closed

Tuesday 3 - 7

Wednesday 3 - 7

Thursday 3 - 7

Friday 3-10

Saturday 12 - 10

Sunday 12 - 5

(218) 606-1151

2515 West Superior Street

Duluth, MN 55806

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