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Distillery Shift Operator

Date: Aug 9, 2019

Location: Scotland, SCT, GB

Company: Beam Suntory

Beam Suntory is Crafting the Spirits that Stir the World. Rooted in two centuries of family heritage, Beam Suntory has evolved into the world's third largest leading premium spirits company ... where each employee is treated like family and trusted with legacy. With our greatest assets - our premium spirits and our people - we're driving growth through impactful marketing, innovation and an entrepreneurial spirit. Beam Suntory is a place where you can come Unleash your Spirit by making an impact each and every day.


Beam Suntory currently has the following position open at our Glen Garioch Distillery, Oldmeldrum.


Distillery Shift Operator



  • To contribute to the successful operation of Glengarioch Distillery through the  production of New Make Spirit (NMS) to agreed quality standards, whilst maintaining a strong focus on safety & efficiency. 
  • Operate as a semi-autonomous team member, across the full range of distillery processes and across a rotating shift environment, taking ownership and responsibility for own, and team/site performance to achieve targets and objectives.

The successful candidate will...

  • Actively engaged in the OBSW continuous improvement processes through the effective use of TRACC LEAN methodology and best practices.
  • Fully understand the entire range of spirit production processes including: cereal intake & storage; malt milling, mashing, fermentation, wash & spirit distillation, warehousing.
  • Have good numeracy and literacy skills and the ability to maintain accurate stock records of malt, yeast, as well as process liquids (wort, wash, LW&F and spirit) across the entire distillery operations.
  • Have the ability to operate and understand SCADA / PLC graphics and computer-based process control systems eg SAP, DRAMS, Success Factors and TMS.


What makes this a great opportunity?... 

  • Beam Suntory are the world’s 3rd largest premium spirits company and famously produce whiskies in Scotland, Ireland, Japan, the US, Canada and Spain.
  • Within Scotland, Beam Suntory UK Ltd are responsible for the creation of an impressively diverse range of single malt and blended Scotch whiskies.
  • Working as part ot small tightly-knit team in one of the oldest working distilleries in Scotland, you will be  integral to the creation of hand-crafting the iconic Glengarioch Single Malt. 
  • Glengarioch's rich heritage and brand authenticity makes it a desirable destination for whisky officianados and general public alike. The succesful candidate will regularly engage with visitors to our  five-star Visit Scotland rated distillery experience.


Desired Qualifications:

  • Clean Driving License
  • FLT license holder
  • IB D GCD, IOSH, ECDL certifications
  • 3 years' malting or distillery operations experience



Close date for applications is Friday 30th August 2019.


Beam Suntory is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, national origin, genetics, disability, age, sexual orientation or veteran status.  We will consider for employment all qualified applicants, including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable federal, state and local laws.



#LOCATION: Glen Garioch, Oldmeldrum, Inverurie.

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