Log Still Distillery - 225 Dee Head Rd, New Haven, Kentucky, 40051

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Log Still Distillery in Gethsemane, Nelson County, Kentucky is seeking an experienced Distillery Engineer to oversee engineering and maintenance of all campus operations. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: oversight of the campus construction and distillery operations/maintenance. This working manager must be a strong results-driven leader, hardworking, and have the ability to direct, train, mentor and manage maintenance staff and contractors.

Major Job Responsibilities / Key Duties

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • Hire, train, and mentor the Maintenance staff.
  • Assist/mentor and serves as a resource for daily maintenance and campus operations.
  • Handle both development and discipline of employees within company guidelines, supported by the Human Resources Director.
  • Conduct performance reviews for direct reports.


  • Oversee engineering and maintenance programs of campus and distillery.
  • Develop and supervise the preventative maintenance program including annual shut down and clean outs.
  • Oversee and manage the waste water treatment program, sanitary sewers, fire protection, and liquified natural gas supply.
  • Collaborate with Chief of Operations and other key stakeholders to plan and manage annual shutdowns.
  • Manage and own the permit program, job hazard assessment process to include risk mitigation and risk elimination.
  • Manages equipment vendor relationships for ongoing equipment preventative maintenance, repairs, and upgrades.
  • Troubleshoot, inspect, test, maintain, and clean all facility equipment including, but not limited to, mechanical equipment, boilers, chillers, water treatment, air compressors, electrical equipment and digital, pneumatic and manual instruments.
  • Conduct basic PLC programing and instrument troubleshooting.
  • Basic steam system maintenance and repair.
  • Maintain working knowledge of emergency procedures including fire protection system.
  • Develop, own, and manage maintenance budget to include identifying cost savings and efficiencies.
  • Develop, support, monitor, and own Key Performance Indications (KPIs) of productivity, safety, budget, and quality.
  • Ensure compliance with all state and federal regulations including but not limited to the Environmental Protection Agency and the Occupational Health and Safety Administration.
  • Manage maintenance staff effectively to include cost control with payroll, attendance, and performance evaluations.
  • Assist with training and development of distillery and maintenance workers including preventative maintenance processes and safety procedures.
  • Assist/mentor and serves as a resource for maintenance/mechanic and distillery worker staff.
  • Collaborate with various departments including: production, warehousing, hospitatlity, human resources to ensure production needs are met.
  • Drive a culture of continuous improvement throughout the site.
  • Ensure work areas are maintained and in a safe and orderly manner to ensure compliance with OSHA regulations.
  • Works to eliminate safety hazards and respond quickly to any safety issues.
  • Prioritize a culture of safety and ensure ongoing communication of safety related priorities; champion process improvements with a focus on elimination of preventable workplace accidents.
  • Assist site leadership team in meeting site safety objectives.

Skills / Experience Required

  • Minimum of five-seven years of experience in engineering, manufacturing and/or distillery processes.
  • Knowledge of engineering and maintenance processes for campus construction and distillery processes.
  • Experience in developing maintenance schedules and managing budgets.
  • Working knowledge of distillery and boiler processes.
  • Excellent customer service – Using every internal/external customer interaction as an opportunity to impress them with a “Wow” factor. Thanking the customer for choosing Log Still Distillery Brand/Service.
  • Ability to make others feel welcome, through a combination of authenticity, humility, and kindness, and lead by example
  • Exceptional time management skills; ability to be proactive and take initiative.
  • Strong work ethic
  • Outstanding organization and coordination skills- ability to manage priorities and routine functions effectively and efficiently.
  • Empathy- Being aware of others’ reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
  • Teamwork – Ability to flex scope of responsibility and perform other functions as needed, regardless of job description.
  • Proficiency with personal computers / laptops and associated programs (Windows, Microsoft office suite of programs).
  • Effective oral communication skills: ability to talk to others to convey information effectively; strong written communication skills; ability to effectively correspond with guests via formal letters, email, online social media, etc.
  • Must be flexible and able to manage multiple processes simultaneously.

Desired Skills

  • Maintenance / mechanic experience, specifically with boilers, chillers, and water treatment processes.
  • Project management experience
  • Knowledge of waste-water treatment processes.
  • Knowledge of and management of utilities.

Education Required

  • Bachelors’ Degree in Engineering.
  • Experience with electrical systems, security, and fiber optics a plus.

Special Working Conditions (e.g. Temperature Extremes, Lifting, Noise, Off-shifts)

  • Must be 21 years old.
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs regularly.
  • Ability to stand for long periods, and walk, kneel, stoop on a regular basis.
  • Ability to twist, bend, stretch, and climb up to 20 feet on a ladder on a regular basis.
  • Must be able to traverse the distillery/campus quickly.
  • No allergies/sensitivities to spirits distilling environment

Salary: Commensurate with Experience
Reports to: Chief Operating Officer

To apply for this job email your details to rwhite@logstilldistillery.com