Seeking Head Distiller

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     John Martens

    We are looking for an experienced Head Distiller to join our team at Iron Street Distillery in St. Cloud, Minnesota, our focus is distilling and blending Gin, Vodka, Rum, Whiskey, Rye, Bourbon, and other Specialty Spirits. We recently opened our Cocktail room and are actively producing spirits in our production room. The head distiller’s responsibilities will include working with the owners to maintain and grow our brand and line of spirits. This position is available immediately.

    Iron Street Distillery is a small operation personnel-wise; the ideal candidate is someone who has experience in all distilling and production activities and has the temperament to work well with a close-knit team.

    The head distiller is responsible for training and supervising all distillery and production staff. The head distiller is responsible for daily production including mashes, fermentations, distillations, barreling, proofing, blending, and bottling. The head distiller is responsible for maintaining the cleanliness of the distillery and equipment. In addition, the head distiller is responsible for keeping daily logs of production activity as required by State, Federal and Company policies. The head distiller will also be responsible for creating and adhering to production schedules, ordering supplies, and troubleshooting equipment upkeep.

    • Minimum 2-years’ experience in distilling and blending of spirits
    • Experience in production planning
    • Experience in facility management
    • Experience in managing a small staff
    • Attention to detail and operate production facility in a safe and efficient manner.
    • Expected to implement and follow Standard Operating Procedures (SOP)
    • Ability to lift 50-75 lbs. repeatedly and be on your feet most of the day
    • Strong math skills and verbal and written communication skills
    • Must be able to use distillery software such as Whiskey Systems
    • Strong organizational and planning skills with constant attention to detail
    • Applicants must be a professional, self-motivated and self-confident individual looking for a challenge
    • Must be at least 21 years of age with clean, valid driver’s license

    Salary and Benefits:
    • Salary negotiable depending upon experience. This is a fulltime, salaried position. Salary is based on proven distilling and production experience
    • Paid holidays: Christmas, New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, and Thanksgiving
    • 10 Days of Vacation
    • 5 Days of PTO
    • Health insurance – Potential stipend to cover insurance
    • Up to 3% Match Retirement
    • Bonuses for Spirit awards at competitions

    For more information, full job description, or to apply, please submit a resume and letter of interest to
    John Martens –

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