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Assistant Distiller - Silver Brothers Spirits - Hudson River Valley, NY


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Assistant Distiller    
Silver Brothers Distilling Co.    
Location: Old Chatham, NY

Silver Brothers is a newly launched grain-to-glass whiskey distillery located on a historic 220-acre farm in New York’s Hudson River valley.  Our sole focus is to craft world-class whiskey representative of the unique terroir of our farm and surrounding area.  We are looking for an Assistant Distiller with a commitment to quality, a hunger to learn, and the desire to collaborate with our team to make something truly great.  This is a unique opportunity to join the launch team and patriciate from the ground up as we build the business and the brand.  Our ideal candidate is looking for a long-term opportunity to build a career, grow as we grow, and participate as part of our founding team.   To apply, send resume to: matt@silverbrothers.com.

Job Summary
The Assistant Distiller supports all aspects of spirits production and the assists in maintaining the smooth running of the distillery operations.  This is a diverse position that includes hands-on fermentation and distillation work, as well as equipment and facilities management, and general support.  In this role, the Assistant Distiller works under the guidance of the Head Distiller to optimize production processes, ensure maximum quality, and promote a well-running facility.  The Associate Distiller will also have occasional public-facing duties (tours, tastings, etc.) and will represent the distillery and the brand.  This is an exciting role for an ambitious professional to participate in a launch-phase project and learn from the ground up.

Key Responsibilities Include the following:

•    Assisting the Head Distiller in all aspects of spirits production, including milling, mashing, fermentation, distillation, barreling, barrel management, and blending and bottling
•    Assisting the Head Distiller in new product formulation and development
•    Equipment maintenance and upkeep; ensure cleanliness in production areas and through the distillery complex
•    Receiving orders and stocking and refilling supplies and materials
•    Logging and record keeping to ensure product consistency and TTB compliance
•    Providing ongoing process optimization and production efficiency feedback
•    Representing the distillery to the public through tours and tastings
•    Maintaining strict oversight of quality controls and product excellence
•    Occasional facilities management duties (light repairs, maintenance, and upkeep) to support the smooth running of the physical plant

Required Experience
The ideal candidate has a 2+ years professional experience in the production of beer, wine or spirits, with 2+ years distilling experience preferred.  A general understanding of fermentation and distillation techniques is preferred.  Desired skills and experiences include:

•    Experience in distilled spirits production, including grain milling, mashing, fermentation, distillation, barreling, aging, blending and bottling
•    Familiarly with TTB regulations and requirements, as well as operational safety compliance 
•    Experience with record keeping and data logging
•    Experience operating a forklift, tractor, and other heavy machinery
•    Skills in fabrication, plumbing, and construction also a plus

Additional Desired Traits and Attributes
•    Commitment to quality and desire to create a truly great product
•    Commitment to innovation and ongoing product and process improvement; relentless curiosity and desire for ongoing education and professional development
•    Commitment to collaboration in a team environment
•    Ability to problem-solve and improvise
•    Preferred Bachelor’s degree in related field, such as brewing, microbiology, food science, fermentation or chemistry

Physical Requirements:
Must be able to stand and walk for long periods of time.
This is a physical job.  Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds at times.
Ability to work occasional off-hours to accommodate special events.


To apply, send resume to: matt@silverbrothers.com

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