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Distillery Production Staff Member – The Virginia Distillery Company

The Virginia Distillery Company is seeking a Distillery Production Staff member to assist in distilling single malt spirit from 100% malted barley at our Lovingston, VA distillery. This person will be trained in the distillery’s particular production procedures including, but not limited to, milling, mashing, fermenting, distilling, warehousing, record keeping, cleaning, and effluent treatment. This person’ primary focus will be on producing single malt spirit at the direction of the Master Distiller and in coordination with other members of the production staff.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Once trained, execute the distillery’s particular methods of milling, mashing, fermentation, distilling, warehousing, record keeping, cleaning, and effluent treatment, among other duties.
  • Log and maintain detailed records of each phase of distilling for compliance and quality control purposes.
  • Represent the brand in a respectful and appropriate manner at all times, both on and off the production floor.
  • Take pride in maintaining a clean and orderly distillery at all times.

Minimum requirements:

  • Bachelor’s or advanced degree in sciences related to fermentation and/or distilling; experience in a related field may substitute for education at the discretion of the hiring manager
  • A willingness to learn a unique standard operation procedure that may differ from prior experience
  • Prior experience with machinery including pumps, steam generation and transmission systems, air compressors and/or glycol refrigeration systems.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Live in the Charlottesville or Lovingston area
  • A passion for the history and science of whisky distillation

Desired Qualifications:

  • Prior whisk(e)y production experience; experience producing other craft beverages may substitute at the discretion of the hiring manager
  • A positive attitude and willingness to learn a fascinating and centuries-old method of distilling the finest single malt whisky.

This is a salaried, full-time position working exclusively at the Lovingston, VA production facility. The distillery will operate on eight-hour shifts, and the position does include the opportunity for overtime pay as well as paid time off. A background check and drug screen may be required. Interested candidates must submit a cover letter as well as a resume to info@vadistillery.com. Salary is competitive and dependent on qualifications.

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