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Distiller - Sagamore Spirit Distillery - Baltimore, MD


Kristen Wood

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SUMMARY
We are looking for a highly-motivated individual with experience as a brewer or distiller who can work well independently and in a team environment. The individual should have a passion for the art and science of making distilled spirits.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Distillate production process, from grain selection all the way to the barrel
  • Grain – Receive grain trucks of corn, rye, barley; ensuring proper quality prior to acceptance
  • Milling – ensuring proper grind size and quantity for each grain type and recipe
  • Mashing – operate the cooker to produce a consistent, quality mash
  • Distilling – operate column still with two doublers and operate pot still
  • Blending – precise calculation, measurement, and process control in spirit blending
  • Proofing – precise calculation, measurement, and process control for bottling and barreling
  • Record keeping – maintain precise production logs of every process operation
  • Cleaning and sanitizing – all equipment and production work spaces
  • Maintenance of production equipment in conjunction with maintenance manager
  • Manage raw ingredients inventories, schedule deliveries, and forecast production needs
  • Comfortable with professional interaction with public and private guests

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND QUALIFICATIONS

  • 3+ years of brewing or distilling process experience
  • Experience creating various spirits, including rye whiskey, bourbon, rum, vodka, and gin
  • Supervisory experience preferred
  • Entrepreneurial spirit
  • Strong problem solving skills and ability to trouble shoot
  • Enjoys working with hands, mechanical background
  • Detail-oriented, analytically competent and proficient in Microsoft Excel
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Hard working, humble, and thrives in a team environment
  • Passionate about the craft of distilling and takes pride in accomplishments
  • Entrepreneurial spirit and work ethic combined with a pragmatically optimistic can-do attitude. Takes pride in producing a high-quality product, doing the work to get it right, and the endless pursuit of continuous improvement.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
At Sagamore Spirit, we are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and teammates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy (including childbirth, lactation and related medical conditions) national origin, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information (including characteristics and testing), military and veteran status, and any other characteristics protected by applicable law. Sagamore Spirit believes that diversity and inclusion among our teammates is critical to our success and we seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool.

TO APPLY FOR THIS CAREER OPPORTUNITY, PLEASE SUBMIT THE FORM BELOW
http://sagamorespirit.com/careers/distiller/

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