Head Distiller

We are looking for a permanent, full-time Head Distiller to join our team.

The head distiller oversees every aspect of production including the sourcing of raw materials, fermentation, distillation, maturation, blending and bottling of Whiskey, Rum, Gins and Vodka

Responsibilities

  • Create a production and bottling schedule
  • Material planning to ensure orders are met and stock levels maintained
  • Day-to-day distillery tasks including fermentations, stripping and spirit runs, packaging, and cleaning
  • Maintain process logs
  • Each phase of the distillation process must be logged
  • Detailed records must be kept to ensure product meets quality guidelines
  • Coordination of daily operations
  • Develop a stock management plan
  • Create plan to sample maturing stock and make decisions on its use
  • Maintain hygiene and food safety standards
  • Maintain a safe working environment for all on-site staff and visitors
  • Develop Standard Operation Procedure’s (SOP’s) so all staff can comply with Health and Safety policies, including Worksafe, WHMIS
  • Develop new products and spirit styles
  • Work with brewmaster, bartenders, and management to develop new products and recipes
  • Maximise value of the spirits in stock, i.e use available stock in most profitable way
  • Work with AGLC and other governmental agencies to ensure regulatory compliance

Education

A degree in distilling, chemistry, biology, food science or microbiology is an asset

Experience

  • Previous distilling experience
  • Minimum 4 years commercial experience in distilling alcohol and managing production lines
  • Management experience
  • Demonstrated managing staff
  • Project Management knowledge
  • Being able to manage a project and evaluate its success
  • Quality assurance experience
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain a quality product

Key Skills

  • Advanced knowledge of all aspects of the beverage production line
  • Advanced knowledge of all process involved with distillation
  • Quality control skills
  • Strong computer and mathematical skills
  • Excellent communication

Job Types: Full-time, Contract, Permanent

Additional pay:

  • Bonus pay

Benefits:

  • Casual dress
  • Dental care
  • Disability insurance
  • Extended health care
  • Flexible schedule
  • On-site parking
  • Profit sharing

Work remotely:

  • No