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Templeton Rye is looking for a Production Shift Lead with at least 5 years of production experience, 3 of which have ideally been in fermentation and distillation. This position will work out of the new Templeton Rye distillery in Templeton, IA. The Production Shift Lead will oversee and operate all equipment from grain receiving through milling, fermentation, distillation and final product approval tanks.  The Production shift lead will mentor and help train the other crew on their shift.  This position requires a 12 hour shift schedule that will rotate to include days and nights.  The Production Shift Lead will report to the Production Manager. Interested? Email me at alexfigge@youngsmarket.com


·         Oversees the receiving and offloading of grain (trucks and supersacks)

·         Reviews fermentation schedule and will drain, clean, fill (set) fermenters as required.

·         Oversees the movement of fermenters to the beerwell

·         Reviews the distillation schedule and starts-up, distills, shuts-down and cleans as necessary.

·         Tests final product for proof

·         Verifies final product proof before transferring to Storage

·         Train and mentor other personnel on their shift

·         Operates and oversees all utility equipment including boilers, compressed air, RO water, water softeners, process water and CIP systems.

·         Oversees plant sanitation and food safety for the crew

·         Participate in community events

·         Troubleshoot equipment issues as needed

·         May perform additional duties assigned 


·         Secondary education in a manufacturing degree and 3+ years of production experience or high school education (or GED) with 5+ years of production experience.

·         Demonstrated ability to troubleshoot process equipment

·         Communication Skills – ability to openly communicate with co-workers and management

·         Mechanical Skills – can troubleshoot process issues, perform minor repairs and adjustments of equipment as needed

·         Reasoning Ability – employee can apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral or diagram form

·         Integrity – Can hold themselves and others to the companies and own values.


·         3+ years fermentation experience

·         3+ years distillation experience

·         3+ years training/mentoring experience

·         Strong math skills to perform proof/dilution calculations

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