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Assistant Distiller at Estate Distillery

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Summary:

The Minden Flour Milling Company building, a National Registered Historic Place, will be converted into a craft distillery named Bently Heritage. The new distillery will be one of the first operating in the state of Nevada since Assembly Bill 153 was passed earlier this year, allowing local distilleries to operate. This puts Bently Heritage in notable company with fellow Silver State artisans as well as landing Minden at the forefront of a burgeoning new industry. Bently Heritage will live up to its name by reintroducing the best traditions of the Old West, while embracing New West values such as sustainability and premium quality.

The Assistant Distiller is responsible for assisting in the development the Bently Heritage collection by creating and developing various craft spirits, planning, executing distillation operations, overseeing production, managing inventory, and compliance. 

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Run the day-to-day production. Keep the production schedule on line with the orders and distribution schedules. 
  • Maintain all equipment owned and/ or operated by the company.
  • Clean and rinse equipment used for the production of spirits.
  • Assist in all aspects of production, including milling grain, mashing, fermenting, and distilling spirits, as well as bottling, labeling and packaging spirits.
  • Conduct lab analysis; cataloging of samples; track compliance data for all distilled spirits produced on site.
  • Filling, weighing, gauging and placement of barrels, as well as labeling barrelheads with serial numbers and other identifying information. 
  • Order supplies, material, and equipment relevant to operations of production and within budget.
  • Take, record, monitor and control all inventory per TTB laws and regulations.
  • Provide a production inventory by the 10th of each month to be used for submission of monthly tax reports to the TTB.

Education and/or Experience:

  • Required to be at least 21 years of age
  • Bachelor's degree, preferably in chemistry or a related field
  • 1-3 years professional brewing experience; must include operation of brew house
  • Strong mechanical background a plus
  • Proven ability to work with little to no supervision and be able to follow directions.
  • Valid driver’s license with ability to meet company’s insurance requirements
     

What you'll love about working here:

  • You'll be a key player in one of the first distilleries in the State of Nevada.
  • We're a paperless office, so you get your own iPhone and iPad.
  • You'll work on a top of the line computer.
  • We promote coaching, teaching and learning. You'll expand your knowledge quickly in an open environment. 
  • Bently Enterprises offers a compensation package that includes: medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short and long term disability, gym membership, 401(k) and competitive salary.  

To learn more about the Bently family of companies, please visit the Bently Enterprises website.

 

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Surely this was written by committee.  Am the only one that thinks 

5 hours ago, Araceli said:
  • Bachelor's degree, preferably in chemistry or a related field
  • 1-3 years professional brewing experience; must include operation of brew house

Is unrealistic for an "assistant"?

 

 

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Not at all guys. I interviewed for this company. Fantastic company ran by top of the line professionals. The Master Distiller is expert level. The facility is a marvel. Really good benefits and compensation . I really can't say enough good things about Bently. If you do a simple google search for Bently Enterprise, you will quickly realize they don't do things halfway. Not just the run of the mill start up.They are looking for high level candidates. In my opinion you need to have 4 years working experience and knowledge of a distillery to move from Assistant Distiller to Distiller. No elevator to the top! 

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14 hours ago, indyspirits said:

Surely this was written by committee.  Am the only one that thinks 

Is unrealistic for an "assistant"?

 

 

To me the "Essential function and Responsibilities" section is asking for a lot at the assistant level. The education and experience seems wanted seems fine but might be difficult to find given how young/small the industry is; though they are not limiting it to degrees/experience in distilling. In the wine industry, assistant winemakers would easily have that level of education and experience, would usually be educated in winemaking (BS), and some would have a master's degree. Of course wine is a bigger industry in terms of numbers of companies with a longer recent history.

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Job Title : Assistant

Requirement : Bachelors Degree

Pay : Undisclosed, but most assistant positions in brewing are near minimum wage.  I hope they are paying well.

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31 minutes ago, MGL said:

Undisclosed, but most assistant positions in brewing are near minimum wage.

And that's minimum wage calculated out to salary.  It's more common than not to offer 2x miniumum wage which is about $33k a year but they're salaried and classified as exempt employees. It's a tough gig.

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These guys are very well financed, and aren't afraid to use their money. The family owns a lot of farm land in the area, and are able to grow their own grains, and i believe they also planned on having a malting floor as well. They are located in a very cool old flour mill they've been building out for years now, and have some beautiful equipment. Wouldn't be surprised if the "assistant" position payed very well, and had some nice perks. I know they've been sending their other distillers all around the world. I'd apply if I wasn't already neck deep in another start up. Minden is a nice spot too. Pretty quiet, but close to Reno and Tahoe.

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2 hours ago, Gregory Guerra said:

Trust me guys they are not paying anywhere near close to minimum wage. 

Then they should post that here.

 

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Thank you to both both Adam and Gregory for what you have mentioned about Bently, you are correct. Bently is a company that never falters on our standard of high-quality, and that includes our employees as well. We are in various industries and we do offer a competitive salary for all positions which are dependent on both the cost of living within the area, as well as, as the specific job duties. We ensure that there is a competitive salary and benefit package in order to continue to motivate and retain our employees. For those specific individuals that are truly interested, but would like to ask about the salary, you are able to message me directly and I can give you more information, but I will not disclose that over the forum. Along with maintaining a standard of high quality, another value the Company has is growing our employees. So although this position will start off as an Assistant Distiller, we will work with the individual to get to the level of expertise they are looking for. 

 

Thank you all! 

 

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