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Assistant Distiller

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Wild Life Distillery - Assistant Distiller
Canmore, Alberta
Full-time / Permanent 
Annual Salary Range: $50-55K

Wild Life Distillery is located in Canmore, Alberta and we are excited to be hiring for this amazing career opportunity.

We are hiring for the position of Assistant Distiller who will be responsible for helping with the day-to-day operations of our new production facility. The Assistant distiller will be involved in a wide variety of tasks including milling, mashing, fermentation, distillation, maturation, blending and bottling.

You will work with the passionate team here at WLD, and produce world class spirits in the heart of the Canadian Rockies. 

What you will do …

  • Work with our team to manage to production of all WLD products
  • Assist with raw materials and packaging inventory procurement
  • Milling, mashing and fermentation activities
  • Be responsible for accurate and consistent distillation of spirits
  • Be responsible for for maintaining accurate production records using distillery software
  • Be responsible for blending and proofing of spirits 
  • Assist in whisky warehouse and barrelled inventory management
  • Assist with distillery maintenance and cleaning of production equipment and facilities
  • Be responsible for maintaining quality control protocols
  • Be responsible for ensuring safe work practices are followed and documented

What you will bring to the Wild Life team …

  • A good attitude and work ethic - this is a must 
  • Experience in brewing and distilling is an asset
  • Sensory skills for tasting and evaluating spirits for quality and flavour
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written 
  • A strong attention to detail and ability to plan daily tasks and work efficiently 
  • Strong computer and mathematical skills
  • Positive attitude towards work and an ability to excite team members and colleagues about daily tasks
  • An ability to work efficiently alongside other team members and also excel while working independently
  • A sense of creativity, collaboration and passion about WLD products, adventure, and the place we are so fortunate to distill in.
  • Experience operating a forklift is an asset
  • Experience operating steam boiler system, glycol system, pumps, and other distillery systems is an asset

The fine print… The candidate must

  • Maintain a valid AGLC ProServe Certification
  • Maintain a valid Class 5 Alberta Driver's License with a clean record 
  • 40 hrs/week minimum of work is expected to fulfill the duties of the job
  • Read and sign all policies and procedure documentation
  • Work safely at all times

Why you will want to join the Wild Life team…

  • Competitive Salary
  • Paid vacation days
  • Participation in the company benefits plan including health and dental benefits
  • Opportunity to operate an efficient and well designed 6000 sq ft distillery
  • Cool swag to share your love of our brand
  • Opportunity to grow with an entrepreneurial company
  • Live the WLD lifestyle with staff events and get togethers

Here at Wild Life we are passionate about what we do. We have spent the last 7+ years building our product portfolio, our distillery team, our friendships, and we are beyond excited to see what the future holds for Craft Spirits from Canmore. We look forward to sharing our passion with you. 

To apply, please send your resume and cover letter
Only successful candidates will be notified for an interview.  

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Wild Life Distillery is an Equal Opportunity Employer and we welcome your application. 

At Wild Life Distillery, we are committed to creating and maintaining a workplace that values equity, diversity, and inclusion. We believe that every individual has unique talents and perspectives, and we strive to create an environment where everyone feels welcome, respected, and valued.  Our commitment to equity means that we recognize and acknowledge the systemic barriers that exist for certain groups within our society. We actively work to reduce these barriers and promote equal access to opportunities for all individuals, regardless of their race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, age, or ability.

Inclusion is a core value at our distillery.  We encourage open communication and feedback from our team members to ensure that we are always making progress in our efforts to create a more equitable and inclusive workplace.  

Should you require any accommodation in applying for this role, or throughout the interview process, please make them known when contacted and we will work with you to help meet your needs.

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