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Head Distiller

Dogfish Head Distilling Co.

Head Distiller

What This Entails:

Dogfish Head Distilling Co. is seeking a passionate, technically gifted, quality focused, safety driven, and team oriented Head Distiller to join our Off-centered team overseeing both our Milton production Distillery and Rehoboth R&D Distillery.  In this amazing creative role, you’ll actively participate in all of the distillation and packaging processes alongside your amazing team. The Head Distiller is responsible for full distilling operations from identifying and ordering raw materials, maintaining output schedules to hit budgets, reporting for regulatory purposes, scheduling coworkers and hand packaging bottles...note to the reader this list is not exhaustive.  You’ll put the spark of innovation goodness in our spirits, building enthusiasm and loyalty for the awesome beverages you produce through staff engagement and education and interaction with our parched patrons.  While there is intense creativity in every bottle we produce, you will develop and adhere to recipes and SOPs to achieve the best possible consistency of taste and experience for our spirited beloved fans.  You’ll also be leading and coaching our talented Distilling Team while promoting greatness among them. You’ll do a lot of other stuff and have fun doing it all in the name of hand-crafted, delicious, Off-centered innovative spirits.  This is righteous work, people!

What You Need to Land This Gig:

The successful candidate for this role will have a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Science or other related discipline and/or 5 years progressive commercial spirits distillation experience in a fast growing production facility.  You must have an advanced understanding of distilling/brewing science and a working knowledge of distilling/brewing equipment and systems with an emphasis on practical distilling/brewing techniques aimed at quality, consistency, and flavor. You must be able to closely adhere to procedures and guidelines, including following recipes per exact specification and implementing detailed cleaning regimens.  You must have a proven track record of formulating and producing world-class spirits and beverages. Practical working knowledge of the various distilling equipment and setup is essential to this role.  Prior supervisory experience is helpful; a strong proclivity toward building awesome coworker relations is a must.  Must be able to lift 55 pounds, twist/turn, reach over shoulders, bend/stoop and stand/walk on a continual basis.  We seek an accountable, experienced reliable talented individual who ensures safety and takes immense pride in the work they produce.  While this isn’t a beer gig, an appreciation of our beers and enthusiasm for the craft industry as a whole is also pretty important to us!  

Bundle Of Goodies:

Dogfish Head Distilling Co. offers competitive compensation including bonus potential, 401k company match, a fabulous benefit health package to include health/dental,  and an amazing enrich culture!

Where’s It’s At:  Milton, Delaware & Rehoboth, Delaware

How To Apply: Qualified, interested and dynamic individuals should please submit their cover letter and resume for consideration. Resumes without cover letters will be hard pressed for consideration, truly. Please help keep recruiters stay sane, no phone calls pretty-please. We can’t wait to hear from you craft lovers! Proud to be EOE.


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