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Wigle Whiskey and Threadbare Cider & Mead

Apprentice Distiller

Wigle Distillery and Tasting Room

Wigle Whiskey and Threadbare Cider & Mead

Wigle Whiskey and Threadbare Cider & Mead are hell bent on creating a vital, educated community around the highest quality, most inventive, bursting-with-terroir fermented and distilled products in the world. We make high quality products from the best local ingredients, treat one another as family and customers as friends. Likewise, we invest in our communities to support the agricultural, social, and economic systems of which we are apart.

Position overview

An apprentice distiller is responsible for learning daily production including mashes, fermentations, distillations, dilutions, barreling, proofing and bottling of Wigle products. Apprentice distillers also manage daily record keeping of production activities as required by State, Federal and certifying organic agencies. An apprentice must be timely, dependable, hardworking, professional, and comfortable working in a manufacturing setting. Applicant must be able to lift up to 60 lbs, have a driver's license and a clean driving record. This is a full-time position. Candidates must be willing to work early mornings, late nights, and weekends. Day to Day Production o Run the day­ to ­day production of mash, ferment, distilling, and management of warehouse operations o Meeting daily production quotas o Operational Management Milling and Mashing grain Proofing spirits Preparing botanicals for gin Blending spirits Managing production volumes for tax purposes o Inventory management, procurement and quality assurance including, but not limited to: Grain; Enzymes; Yeast; Botanicals; Barrels; Bottles; Closures; Labels; Shrink Sleeves; Cleaning supplies o Tool & Equipment management and maintenance, including but not limited to Fermenters; Mashtun; Low pressure steam boiler; Forklift; Computer Equipment; Misc. pumps, hoses, adapters, etc.; Preventative Maintenance Program; o Cleaning; Maintaining a clean production environment; Maintenance & cleanliness of the distillery equipment; Maintaining a clean office, lab, warehouse and restroom o Creating, following and updating procedures including but not limited to: Tolerances on labeling machine/service procedure Acceptable guidelines for bottle notes contents Troubleshooting procedure for filling bottles New and re­used bottle cleaning procedures Closure cleaning procedure General facilities cleaning procedure Production tank & still cleaning o Production Reporting Shipments to customers, as needed Monthly Storage, Processing & Production reports for the TTB


Applicants must be 21+ years of age, be able to lift at least 60 lbs, have a valid driver’s license, and a clean driving record.