Whiskey & Gin Distiller

Hinch Distillery

Ballynahinch, Lisburn

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Based near Ballynahinch, south of Belfast, Hinch Distillery is planning to develop a state-of-the art Whiskey and Gin Distillery on a greenfield site and has already launched a range of exciting whiskeys at Whiskey Live in London & trade shows in Canada, Tokyo, Hong Kong & Shanghai.

Now they are seeking to fill the following position:

Whiskey & Gin Distiller

Job Reference Number WGD 01

Do you have the right blend of experience and ambition that we are looking for?

If you do, it could be time for you to join the Project Team planning to develop this exciting project and then carry it forward to full operation.

In the Project phase, you will be fully involved in planning for all stages of the distillery construction, plant installation and commissioning - and with the staff selection, training and development necessary for routine production.

In full operation, you would be responsible for all the Distilling, Racking, Blending and Packaging of our whiskeys and bringing our Gin development to fruition. Our standards of efficiency, quality, cost and output will be demanding and we expect rapid achievement of these.

Tertiary level qualifications (minimum of HND) in a relevant science or an engineering discipline is essential, candidates with distilling qualifications would be particularly advantaged. Where candidates do not have distilling qualifications, they must undertake to achieve relevant IDB distilling qualifications within the medium term

A minimum of 2 year’s experience in the food/drinks sector, preferably with shop floor supervisory or management experience. They must be able to use Microsoft Office and previous experience of PLC-based automation systems is desirable. Applicants must have experience in creating SOPs and H & S procedures - and training personnel in these and other procedures.

Personally, the successful candidate must show the mix of a good team worker, yet one that shows clear leadership skills and will relish the “hands on” approach to project work. A busy project site in start-up business can be a challenge - we need them to show the HR awareness and skills that this environment needs.

Then, they must show the organising ability to plan for the distillery operations, developing the operators and driving through their own initiatives. We anticipate the successful candidate will quickly progress to the Master Distiller’s role in line with our ambitious growth plans.

The salary package will be competitive and will not be a barrier to recruiting a candidate of the required calibre.

Application forms can be obtained from the undernoted, quoting Job Reference Number WGD 01 :-

The Monitoring Officer
Hinch Distillery Limited,
Killaney Lodge,
19 Carryduff Road,
Boardmills, Co Down,
BT27 6TZ

When completing the application form, applicants must demonstrate how they meet the essential and desirable criteria. Please do not submit a CV with application or in lieu of application forms.

Closing date for receipt of completed application forms is 5:00pm, 24th May 2019.

We are an equal opportunity employer committed to employing the best persons for the job, irrespective of religion, politics, race, gender, sexual orientation or disability

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Job Type
Permanent Full-Time
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Manufacturing, Engineering
Job Roles
Min Experience
2-3 yrs
Employer Type
Ballynahinch, Lisburn
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Hinch Distillery

19 Carryduff Road,
Co. Down,
BT27 6TZ

Job Ref:

WGD 01

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