PART TIME DISTILLER / BARREL FILLER

Thistle Finch Distilling is looking to expand our team with the addition of a part time distiller.  As a small craft distillery, Thistle Finch balances time-tested traditions with innovation and creativity to produce fine hand-crafted spirits.  We are looking for a person who will work under our Head Distiller and with other staff on various tasks including, but not limited to mashing, fermentation, distillation operations, filtration, cleaning, bottling and barrel filling. A background in distillation and/or brewing on any scale is big plus but not mandatory. On the job training will be provided.

Candidate must commit to a paid trial period of no less than 2 weeks and expect an extensive performance review after 4 months. Ideal candidate will be interested in learning all aspects of production, mechanically inclined, able to think critically and work independently. Must already live or be willing to re-locate to Lancaster Pennsylvania. 

-- PRIMARY TASKS AND DUTIES
Cook/execute an existing whiskey mash recipe/process three times a week
Fill, start and monitor running stills
Cleaning/sanitizing tanks
Maintain required production records
Contimusouly clean distillery production area

-- ADDITIONAL TASK
Assist with the filling of barrels
Assist with filerting and proofing of spirits
Assist with labels and bottling products
Provide facility tours to guest and visitors

--QUALITIES YOU SHOULD POSSES
Enthusiasm and a good team player
Respond positively to change
Mechanically inclined (if you cant change a flat tire this is NOT the job for you / if you do all your own plumbing work it MIGHT be the job for you)
Able to retain and process large amounts of information
Ability to manage mumtiple processes simaltaneously 

--SKILLS YOU SHOULD HAVE
Basic Computer skills
Excellent communication skills
Must be in capable physical condition
Must be able to stand for long periods of time; sitting, standing, walking, stair climbing, lifting up to 50 lbs. are all required
Must be flexible and able to adjust to a changing environment
Must be over 21 years of age

The position will be for 20-25 hours/week to start, with a strong posability of increasing to full time later in the year. This position may be supplemented with some hours in our tasting room (ie. bar back and/or bartending/tour guiding). Shedule/hours are somewhat flexiable but does require working on 4 days out of 7.

Are you interested in this position?  Please apply via email to martin@thistlefinch.com.  No phone calls please.

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