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Our Company:

Manatawny Still Works is looking to expand its team with a full time hourly Assistant Distiller position. Manatawny opened its doors in early 2014. Since that time, we have experienced an overwhelming response from the public and we are poised for further growth. At Manatawny, our focus is grain to bottle whiskey, but we also produce rum, gin and a GNS vodka. We utilize a 40bbl brew house at the brewery across the street and our stills are sized accordingly. We have a continuous stripping column and a hybrid pot still.

We currently have a tight knit staff of three full time employees and several part-time bartenders. At Manatawny, each employee takes on varying roles and responsibilities, as necessary, to make the company run, stepping in as needed for distilling, bottling, upkeep, attending events (both at the distillery and off-site), giving tours, etc. Likewise, while the Assistant Distiller will focus on production, he or she will be expected to accept a variety of obligations at the distillery and wear any hat necessary to help the team.

Description of the Assistant Distiller position:

As noted, any member of the Manatawny team must be willing to step in on a variety of tasks and roles, as needed, to help the team. However, in general, the Assistant Distiller will be expected to focus on assisting our Distiller with all aspects of production, including, but not limited to:

  • Cellaring;
  • Distillation;
  • Barreling;
  • Packaging;
  • Cleaning;
  • Giving tours of the distillery;
  • Completing necessary paperwork for a variety of TTB and company requirements associated with production;
  • Attending/working events, both at the distillery and off-site, as needed;
  • Providing support to bar manager as needed during bar hours;

Prerequisites and expectations of the Assistant Distiller:

Applicant must have:
• 2 years of experience in a production distilling environment
• College education with a focus on STEM
• Good mechanical skills
• A full understanding of cleaning and sanitation procedures
• Willingness and ability to work at least 40 hours per week while maintaining a flexible schedule, including working evenings and weekends, as necessary.
• A positive attitude in a demanding repetitive production environment
• Strong orientation towards quality control and safety
• Ability to multitask and adjust to changing priorities while focusing on detail
• Good time management skills

Physical demands/Work environment:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
• Standing on feet all day.
• Ability to lift 50 lbs.
• Heavy physical work (bending, kneeling, climbing into tanks, pulling hoses, etc.)
• Will work continuously on wet floors and with wet equipment
• Loud to moderate continuous noise in work area
• Will work with strong and often times hazardous chemicals

Compensation and benefits:

We offer competitive wages based on experience and abilities. Benefits include health insurance, 2 weeks paid vacation, and paid holidays.

Please send a resume and detailed cover letter to info@manatawnystillworks.com

No relocation assistance available.

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