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Full Time Distillery Operator Position in a Small Family Owned and Operated Distillery

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Social Still is Lehigh Valley's first distillery, opening in 2014.  Located in Bethlehem, PA's Arts District, we produce award winning spirits, including Bourbon, Agave, Rum, Gin, and Rye.  Located in a 100 year old bank that we converted into a distillery and restaurant, Social Still is a truly amazing place.

Social Still Distillery is looking for a full time distillery operator in our Bethlehem, PA location.  We are interested in a candidate that is self motivated, positive, and reliable.  What is the job?  You would be responsible for daily production of all spirits from the grain to the glass.  The candidate would be responsible for but not limited to the following duties:

  • Distilling Process.  Including grain selection, forecasting, barreling, and bottling
  • Mashing Process.  Create a quality mash that is consistent and repeatable.
  • Grain Shipments.  Order and receive grain shipments
  • Fermentation.  Yeast, enzyme, pitch rate, pH adjustments, temperature, and all other functions of fermentation
  • Distilling.  Operate our pot still, column, or vapor basket safely and constantly.  Make quality cuts.
  • Lab Work.  Using our lab equipment to create consistent and repeatable recipes.  General understanding of the equipment and use.
  • Blending and Proofing.  Make precise calculations in tasting, nosing, and blending.  Create consistent and repeatable batches.  Provide exact proof and process control for bottling.
  • Record Keeping.  Maintain logs, keep inventory, and maintain production software updates during production.
  • Sanitation.  Keep the highest standard of cleaning and maintaining a clean work area throughout the day.
  • General Facility Maintenance.  General understanding of the infrastructure of the building and upkeep.
  • Ingredient Inventories.  Handle, schedule, and forecast raw materials.
  • Interact with Staff and Guests.  We have a very vibrant experience at Social Still.  Fun and informative interaction with staff and guests is essential.

Additional Skills:

  • Manufacturing experience/Industry experience
  • Must be able to lift 60 lbs. consistently and for extended periods of time
  • Must be able to navigate stairs while carrying heavy loads
  • Ability to work early mornings, late nights, and weekends as the job occasionally demands
  • Strong problem solving skills
  • Be able to work from heights, confined spaces, wet, hot conditions

This is a full time salaried position.  Salary is based on distilling and production experience.  Benefits include:

  • 2 weeks paid time off
  • Health Insurance
  • Staff discounts at the distillery and restaurant as well as our sister company, Franklin Hill Vineyards.  

Pay:  $43,000/yr-$55,000/yr

If you are ready to take your skills to next level and join our team, please email adam@socialstill.com.

We look forward to hearing from you!


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