Gigs at High Wire

Position: Production Assistant

Job Description: The Production Assistant works under the supervision of the Head Distiller and is responsible for assisting with day-to-day activities associated with the production of spirits from raw ingredient to finished product, all the while maintaining the highest standards of quality control. The Production Assistant is a full time position assisting with the following tasks:

  • Mash/Wash Production- Maintaining a consistent formula with careful documentation and implementing changes with controllable methods
  • Fermentation- Monitoring fermentations and measuring productivity
  • Distillation- Careful monitoring and execution of all aspects of distillation, tasting of spirits for quality analysis, and making appropriate cuts based on data, appearance, smell, and taste
  • Proofing- Carefully calculating proof process for record keeping, bottling, and barreling with close attention to detail
  • Barreling- Preparing barrels for filling, filling barrels, labeling to TTB standards, and storing appropriately
  • Blending- Careful measuring and blending of spirits to maintain product spec
  • Bottling- Setting up, controlling fill level, monitoring waste, supervising and managing of volunteers
  • Record Keeping- Carefully documenting all duties listed above, maintaining weekly inventories of all packaged and raw materials, assisting with TTB reporting
  • Cleaning and Sanitizing- Maintaining all equipment to the highest level of cleanliness and sanitation, keeping open areas and storage room clean and orderly with logical storage methods
  • Maintenance- Monitoring and checking all equipment on a regular basis to maintain a safe and efficient work environment
  • Purchasing- Assisting with purchasing, following up on orders, monitoring inventories for re-order

The ideal candidate should possess:

  • Exceptional analytical and problem solving skills
  • The ability to work well independently and as part of a team
  • Good communication skills both oral and written
  • Strong planning and organizational skills
  • Microsoft Excel skills
  • A background in the food and beverage industry is preferred.

Physical Demands:

  • Frequently stand for the duration of the shift.  This position requires the ability to routinely and repeatedly lift up to 55 pounds and maneuver up to 170 pounds.
  • Use their hands to perform fine manipulation, handle or feel, and must be able to reach with hands and arms
  • Identify product deficiencies (color, smell, taste). This requires having close distance, color and peripheral vision as well as depth perception and the ability to adjust focus
  • This position requires proper and safe handling of hazardous materials and operation of complex moving machinery

Work Environment:

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is periodically exposed to a wet environment in high and low temperature ranges

Salary is commensurate with experience. Please send resume and cover letter to jobs@highwiredistilling.com. No walk-ins, please.