Distillery Operator (Glengoyne)

Organisation: Ian MacLeod Distillers

Salary: Competitive salary and benefits

Location: Dumgoyne

Distillery Operator Opportunity!

We are Glengoyne. Since 1833, we have been making our wonderful malt whisky… We have a multi award-winning premium whisky and our visitor experience is rated on Trip Advisor as one of Scotland’s top-rated tourist attractions! Nestled in a beautiful and picturesque setting just north of Glasgow, stands our beautiful Glengoyne Distillery. At the heart of our brand, product and experience are our people… it’s our people who make all of the magic happen!

We currently have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Distillery Operator to join our established, hardworking team at the Glengoyne Distillery. We’re looking for someone who shares our passion for whisky and love for the industry, a professional with a positive attitude and good work ethic.

As Distillery Operator you will be responsible for ensuring we continue to produce high quality liquid in the ‘Glengoyne Way’, whilst meeting production targets and maintaining the distillation process and equipment to maximise performance, ensuring full compliance with all legal requirements and company standards. As a true ambassador of Glengoyne you will represent our brand at all times and will occasionally be required to interact with visitors, customers and other external parties, such as contractors, who attend to the distillery.

For this role, we are ideally looking for someone with previous experience in a similar role within the whisky and/or spirits industry however, we will also consider candidates who have relevant skills and experience from another industry. The successful candidate will be a strong team player, working collaboratively with their colleagues to achieve common goals, whilst also having the ability to work independently, using their own initiative and making suggestions to improve the process. It is requirement that applicants hold a full clean UK driving licence and previous fork lift truck experience would be advantageous although not essential. Part of the role will involve the administration of documentation therefore candidates must be computer literate and have experience using Excel. An understanding of all statutory and company regulations relating to health, safety, HMRC and environmental issues is also desirable.

Glengoyne is located North of Glasgow on the A81 at Dumgoyne, and as a result of the shift working pattern and the flexibility needed, it is a requirement for applicants to live within commuting distance to the distillery and have access to their own transport given the remote location and the hours worked. Candidates must also be able to demonstrate that they currently have the required documents to live and work in the UK.

Please note, this is an open application window therefore we may close the advert at any point depending on the candidate applications received, so our recommendation is that you apply early to ensure you do not miss out!