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Maple syrup technician

Oldewening Enterprises Ltd.

This is a Part-time position in Minden Hills, ON posted October 1, 2019.

Job Description JOB TITLE: Maple Syrup TechnicianDEPARTMENT: OperationsLOCATION: Minden Hills, OntarioREPORTS TO: Manager of OperationsThe Maple Syrup Technician has a dual role: the making of maple syrup and the execution of the research and development plan for the Sap Wrap System. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:MAKING MAPLE SYRUPSUGARING OPERATION SETUP: Assisting with the initial installation and setup of the sugar bush and sugar shack for sap collection.

This could include tapping of the trees, production of firewood, equipment setup, or other activities.SAP COLLECTION AND PROCESSING: Operating the sap collection and processing equipment, including the evaporator, reverse osmosis machine, vacuum pump and ancillary equipment.BOTTLING AND SHUTDOWN: Filling the finished syrup in barrels or bottles as directed and shutting down the sap collection and processing system.CLEANING: Ensuring that the sap collection and processing facility and equipment are clean.MAINTENANCE: Conducting basic maintenance and repairs on equipment, with special attention to the vacuum tubing system in the woods.SECURITY: Ensuring that the buildings on the project site are secured on a daily basis.Perform other duties as required. SAP WRAP SYSTEM RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT PLANSAP WRAP SYSTEM SETUP: Assisting with the initial setup of the Sap Wrap System in the sugar bush.

This could include manufacturing and installing Sap Wraps, running tubing through the woods, pumping the glycol/water mix into the system, or other activities.FOLLOWING THE SAP WRAP DEVELOPMENT PLAN: Operating the Sap Wrap System, including the fluid pumps, boilers, chillers, radiators in accordance with the R&D Plan.DATA COLLECTION AND REPORTING: Recording and reporting R&D data such as ambient temperature and weather conditions, volumes of sap collected from each test loop, incidents of unexpected system shut down due to maintenance requirements, and other Sap Wrap System-related data.MAINTENANCE: Conducting basic maintenance and repairs on equipment, with special attention to the tubing system in the woods.Perform other duties as required. QUALIFICATIONS:EducationPost-secondary education, ideally in a trade-related discipline, is considered an asset.ExperienceExperience making maple syrup is considered an asset.Experience working with all types of machinery is considered an asset, especially fluid handling systems.Knowledge/Skills Proven ability to persist at manual labour.Knowledge of the operating principles of various mechanical and electrical equipment.Strong mechanical aptitude and troubleshooting skills.Ability to follow detailed daily processes, while adapting to unexpected incidents.Ability to work independently with a high level of self-motivation.A committed team player with excellent communication skills.Proficient in Microsoft Office applications, such as Excel.Willing to work occasional long hours during high sap flow days and during breakdownsAVAILABLE POSITIONS:Minden Hills, Ontario: 1 Full-time, 2 Part-timeClearville, Ontario: 1 Full-time, 2 Part-timeSALARY: $26/hour