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Distillers Wanted for New Orleans Based Distillery

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Porchjam Distillery is Louisiana's largest commercial production distillery, and we are looking to hire 1-2 distillers to help us in our growth plans. We are a national scale producer, with exciting products planned and we are hoping to find committed professionals to come along on our journey with us. Please assess the job description for reference. Look forward to hearing from you.

Job Description Position Title: Distiller

Reports To: CEO

Start Date: Immediate

Location: New Orleans/Thibodaux


The Distiller will manage and assist in all distilling operations in Porchjam Distillery, at either one of their two facilities, in New Orleans and Thibodaux, LA.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Grain and materials sourcing, handling and milling

  • Managing mashing and separation operations

  • Oversight of all fermentation processes

  • Managing all distilling processes, including:

    o Pot still distillation
    o Column still distillation processes
    o Managing cuts and receiving of finished alcohols

  • High-proof alcohol management and proofing
    o Filtration of finished alcohols
    o Organoleptics and QA/analysis of finished product

  • Managing fulfillment processes, including:

  • o Bottling

  • o Labeling
    o Capping
    o Casing and pre-distribution processes

  • Records keeping, essential administration and QC

  • Manage all cleaning & sanitation processes in-house

  • General administrative tasks, including:

    o Materials orders, filing and paperwork duties

  • o Production staff management
    o Assisting in contract production planning

  • Contribute to product development and planning

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Minimum of 3-4 years direct experience in distilling operations

  • Solid understanding of theoretical distilling techniques and their practical application

  • Understanding of process equipment and hands-on problem solving

  • Experience in product analysis and quality control techniques

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Genuine team player who excels in growth environments

     Openness to learning and critical thinking

Desired Personality Traits

Self-starter, relationship builder (internal and external stakeholders), proactive, self- sufficient, self-aware, confident, strong communicator, detail-oriented, passionate for continuously improving, organized and collaborative.


Compensation commensurate based on experience, benefits included. Please forward communication to: hr@porch-jam.com

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, Porchjam Distillation does not discriminate against

applicants or employees because of race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, veteran

status, disability, domestic violence victim status, age, citizenship, marital or domestic/civil

partnership status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or because of any other

status or condition protected by applicable federal, state or local law.


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