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Gin Distilling Shift Team Member

Vacancy Details

Location: Girvan
Region: United Kingdom and Ireland
Job Type: Permanent
Category: Technical
Closing Date: 19/01/2018
Date Posted: 03/01/2018
Reference: VOPS2839


Do you have manufacturing plant operations experience with knowledge and ability to use computer programs for process control? If so, then this could be the opportunity for you!

We are looking for a Shift Team Member to independently operate, control and monitor the gin distillery process equipment (stills, vessels, pumps, mixers valves etc) to deliver the distilleries goals (safety, volume, quality, service and efficiency) in accordance with role accountabilities and company policy.

The largest grain distillery in Scotland, and a true powerhouse, not just in terms of spirit volume, but in terms of innovative energy generation and cutting-edge new technology projects, our Girvan Distillery is found in the tranquil setting of a picturesque seaside town, just 50 miles from Glasgow. The 750-acre site contains our own cooperage, energy centre and an anaerobic reactor plant. And our state-of-the-art laboratory spearheads the Company’s innovative programme of new product development.

As a vital member of the team, you will be involved in a variety of key tasks, which include:

  • To independently operate and optimise the process to ensure repeatable, consistent and efficient performance adhering to production schedule. Deliver CI initiatives that maximise efficiency gains.
  • Anticipate and solve routine process problems and correct alarm situations in area to minimize additional process upsets and costs.
  • Ensure stable operations and analysis of process safety and key performance indicators to ensure working parameters are within acceptable limits for quality, cost and safety
  • To document and control all process records, from receipt of goods/raw materials through to process parameter recording
  • Conduct ‘Operator Plant Care’ (OPC) activities, safety checks and housekeeping tasks to maintain a safe and organised work environment.
  • Contributes appropriately to team meetings and supports the implementation of team strategy, plans and continuous improvement projects as well as sharing knowledge with peers.
  • Ensure that safe working practises and quality procedures are adhered to in line with both company and external regulatory requirements (e.g. ISO standards, HMRC)

We pride ourselves in embracing the pioneering spirit of our founder, continually seeking new ways to improve and develop, and sharing your ideas, expertise, knowledge and opinions will be encouraged as part of your day to day role.

It is essential you have a demonstrable knowledge of problem solving techniques and must be able to work in a variety of environments that include both fieldwork and deskwork.

Strong numerical ability with equivalent National 5/GCSE Maths and English. Chemistry or a technical qualification is advantageous.

 As the largest Scotch whisky distiller still remaining in family ownership, we take a long term view of our business and are committed to developing and supporting our people.

Our distilleries are the heart of that our commitment to grow and the people and teams that keep the lights on are essential to everything we do! So if you think you’re the type of Rare character that could be part of our family and thrive in a pioneering and agile environment then we would like to hear from you!  

For comprehensive details of this exciting role and the skills required, please see the success profile by following the link below.

In order to apply for this vacancy, you must be able to supply the required answers to the following questions:

  • Do you currently have the legal right to work in the location of the vacancy?

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