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  1. Long Road Distillers, Grand Rapids' first craft distillery, is adding an Assistant Distiller to our talented, energetic, and creative production team. We work hard, enjoy what we do, and take pride in our spirits. We're after a self-starter, who works well with others, and wants to join us from the start on what is sure to be an exciting journey! Essential Duties and Responsibilities to include (but are not limited to): • Milling, mashing, fermenting, and distilling vodka, gin, whisky, brandy, and more! • Transferring of mash, fermentations, high wines, etc. • Distillation on both our 500 gallon pot still and 125 gallon spirits still • Daily quality assurance/quality control responsibilities • Guiding occasional tours of the distillery • Inventory management and record keeping • Receipt of raw materials and operation of fork lift • Research and Development/Recipe formulation • Proofing, blending, barreling and bottling of spirits • Cleaning and sanitation of distilling, brewing, and bottling equipment Applicant Qualifications • 1-3 years of previous distilling or brewing experience strongly preferred • Background in chemistry or lab processes preferred, but not required • Strong mechanical/light industrial background preferred • Experience in the beverage industry, with a passion for craft beverages in particular • Proven ability to work with little to no supervision • Be precise and detail oriented • Willing to work some long hours, including weekends and occasional evenings • Ability to enjoy Modest Mouse, Wu-Tang Clan, LCD Soundsystem, and Johnny Cash in same shift Candidates should be physically fit (ability to lift and/or move at least 50 lbs) and be able to work flexible hours and shifts. Compensation and benefits commensurate with experience. Please send resume to: jobs@longroaddistillers.com Include three references and salary requirements. Please include in Subject line: "I Want to be your Assistant Distiller"
  2. Award winning Grand Rapids distillery looking to add additional distillery production staff to facilitate further growth. See attached job description. Assistant Distiller Job Description.pdf