Stranahan's Colorado Whiskey

Jobs at Stranahan's

Maintenance Technician – Distillery and Facility Equipment

Reports to: General Manager / Engineering

Position Summary:

Candidate must have a thorough knowledge of production equipment operations and maintenance, have solid organization skills, and be detail oriented. Ability to perform and track all routine and preventive maintenance work to support reliable equipment operations. Initiates and supervises all contract maintenance work.

Primary requirements of the position:

  • Comprehensive understanding of production equipment found in a Distillery, Brewery or similar production operation.
  • Knowledgeable and confident in performing routine and preventive maintenance work, maintaining production facility infrastructures, and evolving maintenance processes.
  • Hands on performs mechanical maintenance tasks, such as inspecting, cleaning, and repairing equipment to detect and prevent repetitive problems.
  • Distillery SME in maintaining and repairing centrifugal pumps, compressors, valves, electric motors and other equipment found in production, bottling, and utilities operations.
  • Maintains and operates boilers, chillers, HVAC systems and all other utilities support equipment.
  • Examine work orders and converses with process operators to identify equipment problems, determine corrective actions and schedule repairs.
  • Ability to order all replacement parts, plan and organize maintenance work to ensure timely completion and follow-up on assigned tasks.
  • Able to develop effective contractor relations and work strategies and have the ability schedule contractor repairs in a timely manner.
  • Experience using specialty hand tools and table top tools as hand and bench grinders, band saws, etc.
  • Must be able to multitask, demonstrate a sense of urgency and be familiar with Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP’s).
  • Maintains equipment records, repair manuals and inventory of spare parts.
  • Advise management of downtime issue, equipment performance, and suggestions for improvements.
  • Safety oriented and experienced in PPE use, LOTO, and Confined Space Entry.

Preferred Skills:

  • Welding experience preferred specifically with MIG and TIG sanitary welding.
  • Experience with application of electrical power and control in classified hazardous locations using explosion-proof or intrinsic safety techniques.
  • Ability to demonstrate electrical troubleshooting skills specifically related to equipment control, understanding of electrical control diagrams, industrial 3-phase motor control and software programmable equipment.
  • Experience configuring variable frequency drives.
  • Experience with principles of operation, calibration and trouble shooting of process instrumentation for flow, temperature, level measurement, etc.
  • Current with electrical safety requirements related to Lock Out/ Tag Out and arc flash.

Physical Requirements:

  • Heavy physical requirements: Must be able to lift in excess of 75lbs repeatedly. Must be able to climb into and out of narrow work spaces and work in high areas
  • Ability to frequently reach with hands and arms, stoop, kneel, and crouch.
  • Ability to work any shift, weekends, holidays, OT, etc., when required

Qualifications:

  • Minimum High School diploma with 5-7 years maintenance experience in an industrial setting required. Candidates with 3-5 years’ experience and certification in related Trade School or Associate’s Degree preferred.
  • 2 - 4 years maintenance experience in production brewing/distilling/wine making is highly preferred.
  • Strong mechanical ability with problem solving/troubleshooting skills.
  • Production maintenance background, knowledge of equipment operation and reliability.
  • Good organizational skills, ability to multi-task and provide accurate documentation.
  • Computer skills including use of MS Office platforms (excel, word, etc.)
  • Ability to follow direction, work independently and be a team player supporting business operations.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

This position requires above average verbal and written communication skills, math and science skills. Must have a strong mechanical background, be goal and objective oriented, and be able to work cohesively as a team. Candidate must have a thorough knowledge of maintenance activities that support production operations, have solid organization skills and be detail oriented. Must be completely familiar with appropriate safety procedures such as PPE use and confined space entry. Must be able to work effectively with all levels of personnel.

Typical Working Environment:

This position works entirely in a production environment. The majority of this work is performed in an industrial environment which contains a variety of conditions and hazards which includes, but is not limited to: proximity to operating equipment, hot and/or dirty environments, and occasionally heavy lifting or movement of equipment parts or supplies. Shift work is required and willingness to work weekends when requested. Noise, dust, and variable temperature and use of production chemicals are also typical in this work environment. May be required to work and direct in confined spaces.

Interested applicants:

Please send a letter of interest and a resume to careers@stranahans.com noting the Maintenance Technician position in the subject line.

Part-Time Mixologist

Reports to: Brand Manager

Required Availability: Flexible schedule, Thursdays – Saturdays

Position Summary:

The Mixologist is responsible for hospitality and customer service for lounge operations. Primary duties include serving customers, cocktail creation, maintaining proper running of lounge operations, opening and closing duties such as cash handling, and nightly reconciliation.

Position Responsibilities:

Lounge Operations:

  • Assume 100% responsibility for guests’ experience
  • Maintain excellent service standards for all guests
  • Participate in weekly prep as needed
  • Cocktail and specialty drink menu creation
  • Educate guests on the Stranahan’s brand
  • Maintain the visual appearance of the lounge area at all times
  • Enter orders in point of sale system
  • Opening and closing duties
  • Other responsibilities as dictated by Brand Manager

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

This position requires someone who excels at providing positive guest experiences and has good decision-making abilities as well as strong communication skills. The Mixologist should have experience working with the production and creation of specialty drinks using whiskey.

Qualifications:

  • Two-plus years of lead bartending experience, preferably at an establishment known for craft specialty drinks
  • TIPS Certification will be required if currently not certified

Physical Requirements:

Must be able to lift 40 lbs and stand for an hour and a half at a time, and continuously throughout the day.

Typical Working Environment:

This position works in a service and retail environment.

Interested applicants:

Please send a letter of interest and a resume to careers@stranahans.com noting the Mixologist position in the subject line.

Part-Time Tour Guide

Reports to: Brand Ambassador

Required Availability: Flexible schedule, primarily Thursdays – Sundays

Summary:

Stranahan’s Colorado Whiskey is seeking a Tour Guide who will welcome and entertain visitors. The Guide must ensure visitors receive courteous, friendly and professional experience at all times. The incumbent must also possesses excellent customer service skills -- our customers will be in a place that is totally new to them, which means the experience must be one that leaves a lasting impression.

Responsibilities:

  • Must have strong leadership and customer service skills
  • Ensure the Stranahan’s visitors are received in a courteous and friendly manner
  • Provide guided tours for groups as required
  • Embraces the company’s culture, ensuring Stranahan’s is portrayed as a world class whisky
  • Acts as a Stranahan’s Ambassador
  • Understands that visitors’ satisfaction is the primary goal
  • Is highly energetic, dynamic, vigilant and attentive
  • Full immersion in the Stranahan’s Brand and history
  • Must be able to work flexible hours including weekends, holidays and evenings

Skills/Requirements:

  • Bachelors degree in Hospitality, Tourism, Marketing, Sales, Drama, Theater or a related discipline preferred
  • Must have experience working face-to-face with the public in a customer service role
  • Experience in amusement/entertainment preferred
  • Must have experience in public speaking, entertaining and/or performing
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent communication skills, with the ability to communicate with the client and locals

Interested applicants:

Please send a letter of interest and a resume to careers@stranahans.com noting the Part-Time Tour Guide position in the subject line.

Part-Time Server

Reports to: Brand Manager

Required Availability: Flexible schedule, primarily Thursdays – Sundays, 3PM – 9PM

Position Summary:

Stranahan’s Colorado Whiskey is seeking a server who will welcome and serve visitors in the lounge. The server must ensure visitors receive courteous, friendly and professional service at all times. Primary duties include taking orders, delivering beverages, keeping areas clean, ringing transactions into the POS system and opening and closing duties such as cash handling

Position Responsibilities:

Lounge Operations:

  • Assume 100% responsibility for guests’ experience
  • Maintain excellent service standards for all guests
  • Educate guests on the Stranahan’s brand as well as lounge program
  • Maintain the visual appearance of the lounge area at all times
  • Enter orders in point of sale system
  • Opening and closing duties
  • Other responsibilities as dictated by Brand Manager

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

This position requires someone who excels at providing positive guest experiences and has good decision-making abilities as well as strong communication skills. The server should have experience working with the production and creation of specialty drinks using whiskey.

Qualifications:

  • Two-plus years of server experience, preferably at an establishment known for craft specialty drinks
  • TIPS Certification will be required if currently not certified

Interested applicants:

Please send a letter of interest and a resume to careers@stranahans.com noting the Part-Time Server position in the subject line.