Stranahan's Colorado Whiskey

Jobs at Stranahan's

Production Operator – Mashing, Fermenting, and Distillation

Reports to: Production Manager

Position Summary:

This position performs, monitors, and documents batch process operations in the mashing and fermenting of raw materials for the distillation of spirits and Whiskey manufacturing.

Position Operators:

  • Operating and maintaining all aspects of milling, mashing, boiling, whirlpool, cooling, yeast handling, fermenting, and filtering processes.
  • Batches the raw materials including weighing, mixing and the processing of all ingredients within a very specific order, quantity, and time.
  • Monitors multiple stages of the process, especially critical time and temperature requirements.
  • Collects samples of product for testing and quality verification.
  • Operating multiple distillation units, taking samples at specific times and temperatures to measure for quality of spirit.
  • Continually monitors and adjusts working parameters of stills to ensure proper operation and timely turnaround.
  • Performs cutting of finished spirit by processing through measured stages to achieve finished quality targets.
  • Weigh barrels, fill with spirit, locate to storage areas and document spirit inventory data.
  • Performs CIP operations on tanks, lines, heat exchangers, and other equipment while following all appropriate quality, PPE and safety procedures.
  • Assists in supervising others while performing work during the bottling and packaging of product.

Overall Responsibilities:

  • Is responsible for personal safety and the safety of others.
  • Responsible to inform supervision of any existing safety issue, process deviation, product loss, unplanned outage or unexpected environmental discharge.
  • Maintains a high regard for the quality of the product produced and the work performed.
  • Is responsible for accurate documentation and recording throughout the production process.
  • Is responsible for the maintenance of all tanks, pumps, valves and other process equipment in assigned area of responsibility.
  • Maintains sanitation in area of responsibility and follows all SOP’s and GMPs to the letter.
  • Able to safely operate a fork truck for unloading and staging materials.
  • Performs all other duties as assigned or required by the supervisor.

Physical Requirements:

  • Heavy lifting over 55 lbs.
  • Ability to frequently reach with hands and arms, stoop, kneel, and crouch.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum High School diploma, College degree in Sciences or Industrial Technology is highly preferred.
  • 1-3 years production brewing/distilling/wine making experience highly preferred.
  • Production maintenance background, knowledge of equipment operation and reliability.
  • Strong mechanical ability with problem solving/troubleshooting skills.
  • Good organizational skills, ability to multi-task and provide accurate documentation.
  • Ability to follow direction, work independently and be a team player supporting business operations.
  • Proper use of PPE and Safe chemical handling knowledge is required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

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

Typical Working Environment:

This position works entirely in a production environment. Rotational 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 Production Operator 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 lead bartending 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.