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Head Distiller: Head Distiller for new craft distillery located on 60-acre coastal farm in historic seaside resort of Cape May, New Jersey. Head Distiller oversees and manages day-to-day production activities and ensures safe, clean, efficient distillery operations, from raw ingredient procurement and milling through to bottling/barreling of finished spirits. Responsible for producing spirits on high-quality Vendome 750 gal stripping, 250 gal finishing, 25’ vodka column, and Custom Metal Craft 1,500 gal mash vessel and 1,500 gal fermenters, largely from ingredients grown on our farm or from other farmland that we control in the State of New Jersey.


  • Ability to start work immediately
  • Over 21 years of age with valid driver’s license
  • Detail-oriented, highly organized, self-starter with demonstrated ability to exercise accountability and responsibility
  • Proven ability to work with little to no supervision and be able to strictly adhere to directions/procedures
  • Team player who contributes to camaraderie and pleasant working environment
  • Problem solver with positive “can do” attitude
  • Understands importance of SAFETY, CLEANLINESS, production efficiency, management of others, federal/state reporting requirements, inventory accuracy/projections, and packaging/barreling/aging processes
  • Understanding of and ability to implement/oversee standard operating and safety policies/procedures
  • Broad knowledge of craft spirits, cocktails and beer
  • Meaningful experience as Head, Lead, Shift Distiller/ Brewer, or similar experience in the distilling, brewing, and related science fields (preference given to candidates with distillery experience)
  • Fermentation and mashing experience with an understanding of yeast and starch conversion to alcohol
  • Understanding of the importance of accurate record-keeping, including distillation records, quality control, lab records, instrumentation records, TTB and ABC reporting, and inventory control
  • Experience with machinery including pumps, boilers, air compressors and chillers
  • Basic plumbing and electrical skills/knowledge a big plus
  • Willingness to work some long hours, including weekends and evenings, if necessary
  • Ability to climb, kneel, stoop, and lift/move 50 lb frequently, and extended periods of standing/walking
  • Ability to work in outdoor weather conditions
  • Ability to drive a fork-lift and work a pallet jack

This position offers the possibility of increased responsibilities in the future as the company grows.

Position Type

Full-time salaried position with competitive compensation, benefits, and ability to earn performance bonus

Applicant will be subject to a criminal background check and must have a clean driver’s license. We are accepting applications until the position is filled. Please submit a cover letter and your resume to: shorefarmer@nautispirits.com

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