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Distillery Assistant - Part Time

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Job Description: The Distillery Assistant will work with the Head Distiller on all aspects of production, including; cleaning and maintenance, packaging, bottling, milling grain, mashing, fermenting, and distilling spirits. The Distillery Assistant position will be required to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends. Other job duties will be assigned as needed, including giving distillery tours, assisting in the tasting room, distillery cleaning, more distillery cleaning, and then some more distillery cleaning. Ultimately the Distillery Assistant position has the opportunity to grow into other roles of increasing responsibility in the distillery as determined by the needs of the distillery and demonstrated abilities of the employee.


HOURS: PART TIME This position involves evening and possibly weekend hours

General Duties and Responsibilities include:

  • Detailed cleaning and maintenance of the distillery and equipment as directed.
  • Regular fork lift, scissor lift, and ladder use.
  • Use Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) as directed while in the production area and while performing certain duties, including handling of chemicals and grain.
  • Filling, weighing, gauging and movement of pallets, stainless steel spirit containers, and barrels.
  • Conduct lab analysis to include, but not limited to; monitoring mash pH, adding measured acids and enzymes per written recipes and procedures, handle acids and caustics per cleaning regime.
  • Count, record, monitor and control all inventory per TTB laws and regulations.
  • Track compliance and production metrics for all distilled spirits produced on site via an online cloud based software program.
  • Receive freight deliveries.
  • Brewing and distilling operations.
  • Occasionally assist with tasting room operations as needed.

Applicant Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Previous distilling/brewing experience not required.
  • Accountability, reliability, and professionalism are most desirable qualifications.
  • Be precise and detail oriented.
  • Proven ability to work with little to no supervision and be able to follow directions.
  • Willing to work occasional long hours, including evenings and weekends.
  • Strong mechanical background a plus.
  • Experience in the beverage or food industry a plus.

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to reach overhead frequently with hands and arms and stoop, kneel, and crouch on concrete.
  • Ability to lift and/or move at least 75 pounds, employing traditional lifting methods.
  • Ability to work in physically taxing conditions and work in hot and cold conditions.
  • Forklift certification is a plus.

The applicant will be subject to a background check and must have a clean driver's license and 2 references.

Please send your resume to info@blinkingowl.com


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