A unique opportunity to be involved in a brand-new distillery, the Distilling Specialist is accountable to the Distillery Manager for assisting with the day-to-day operations of the distillery located in Collingwood. Leveraging your experience and strong work ethic, you will help maximize the efficiency of inputs through to shipping product out the door. Once up and running, you will be responsible for assisting in all distillery operations, participating in a small team that is passionate about spirits. This includes helping to run everything to do with our facility to produce our award-winning Spirits like our Gin, Vodka and Whisky. If this sounds like your game, let’s talk.

What You’ll Be Doing:

  • Assists with the day-to-day operation of the distillery, production of our core bulk and craft spirits, ensuring that volume and quality meet our exacting standards.
  • Responsible for receiving & shipping of all bulk alcohol
  • Responsible for all blending of spirits bulk and craft
  • Track and record all production numbers (batches/lot codes) to ensure accurate and up-to-date records for stock, ordering, and any government reporting.
  • Responsible for all production related SAP data entry.
  • Works with distillery team to improve and adhere to standard operating procedures (SOP). Where necessary helps in developing and updating SOPs.
  • Works closely with the operations team securing materials, scheduling shipments, and maintaining production schedules etc.
  • Works to ensure the product meets all quality specifications, is true to style and of the highest quality.
  • Responsible for tracking inventory levels, handling all aspects of shipping and receiving, and keeping accurate records of alcohol for excise reporting.
  • Loads and unloads inbound and outbound trucks, receiving and shipping raw materials, direct materials, and finished goods.
  • Responsible for all pre-starts, setup, inline checks and tear down of all spirits for the bottling line.
  • When required help operate the bottling line, labelling and filling bottles to specification, and packaging orders for shipment.
  • Manage the bottling line as a team lead and assist the operations team in scheduling flex labour when needed.
  • Works to ensure production plan and timelines are met.
  • Maintains a safety-first culture by supporting and following all company Health and Safety policies and procedures.
  • Maintains a continuous improvement mindset of both product and process.
  • Cleans and maintains all equipment to ensure they are in good working order and meeting any and all health regulations.
  • Assists in the maintenance of equipment according to our PM (preventative maintenance) program.

What do you need:

  • Formal brewing/distilling education an asset.
  • Minimum 2-3 years’ experience in beverage alcohol production (preference in working with distilled spirits).
  • Hands on experience distilling, evaluating spirit and making cuts an asset.
  • Mechanically inclined (Pumps, Product transfers, Cookers, Fermenters, Pot Still, Continuous Distillation).
  • Experience in fast paced production environments an asset.
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills
  • Forklift certification an asset, or willing to learn.
  • Continuous Improvement mindset (HACCP, sanitation, efficiency).
  • Self-motivated with the proven ability to successfully manage a variety priorities and responsibilities.
  • Able to work varied shifts, long hours on occasion, including weekends when required and be able to comfortably lift up to 50Lbs.
  • Intermediate level experience in various software platforms and MS Office.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.

What You’re All About: 

  • You love spirits and the science and craft of distilling
  • Culture fit is key, this job description is just a start, we need to get to know YOU. 
  • Master multi-tasker, flexible and able to prioritize. 
  • Friendly, outgoing, enjoys a casual work environment and fits in with a small team.
  • You’re self-motivated.  You don’t need your hand held, you’re professional and you demonstrate strong problem-solving skills.
  • Out-going, energetic and highly responsible.  We need you to smile and educate people on both our products and our mission.
  • You have a common-sense approach when it comes to responsible alcohol use and understand Ontario’s rules and regulations when it comes to sampling/serving.  We have a no-nonsense policy when it comes to the safety of our staff and consumers.

Interested candidates should send their application to jobs@gbspiritco.com 

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