Current Openings

When we hire for certain positions, we will announce job openings in this section, as well as on the Facebook page for each facility.  Jobs may be posted in appropriate and online resources in each location.

If there are no jobs listed, we are not currently hiring. However, you may fill out an application here.  Return the application to the facility at which you wish to work: Your application will be kept on file for one year.  We are not currently recruiting for new locations under construction in Atkins and Glade Springs, VA.

Current Openings

When we hire for certain positions, we will announce job openings in this section, as well as on the Facebook page for each facility.  Jobs may be posted in appropriate and online resources in each location.

If there are no jobs listed, we are not currently hiring. However, you may fill out an application here.  Return the application to the facility at which you wish to work: Your application will be kept on file for one year.  We are not currently recruiting for new locations under construction in Atkins and Glade Springs, VA.

We are currently recruiting for the following positions.

2nd Shift Maintenance Technician (Jackson)

Compensation:                       Wages discussed at time of interview

Hours:                                     Primarily 2nd Shift (may be required to work weekends; overtime possible with little or no notice)

Employer:                               Speyside Bourbon Cooperage, Inc., Jackson, Ohio

Benefits:                                 Health, Dental, and Retirement Savings Account Available

Speyside Bourbon Cooperage, Inc., in Jackson, Ohio is seeking Maintenance Technician positions.

The desired candidates should be capable of demonstrating strong work ethics, attention to Standard Safety Practices, Standard Operating Procedures, Quality Control Standards, active listening skills, and the ability to collaborate and communicate effectively within a team environment.

Job responsibilities and requirements, shall include, but are not limited to:

  • Must have High School Diploma or GED.
  • Must be able to pass physical and drug screening.
  • Must have the willingness to be a part of the Barrel Making Team.
  • Must be willing to learn and train others in multiple jobs.
  • Must have previous experience in maintenance in an industrial or manufacturing facility.
  • Must have the ability to maneuver up to 100 lbs.
  • Must be able to work flexible hours if needed (including call-out duty)
  • Responsible for installing, repairing and maintaining plant equipment, machinery, hydraulic and pneumatic systems.
  • Ability to troubleshoot and repair mechanical systems.
  • Must have the ability to accurately complete work instructions individually or as a team.
  • Woodworking experience is desired.
  • Safety Toed Shoes are required.
  • Must be a self-starter, capable of attending to factory assembly line needs on a day to day basis.
  • Must have welding abilities.
  • Must be proficient in the use of hand and power tools.
  • Must be proficient in mechanical repair of hydraulic systems, pneumatic systems, gearbox attachment & repair, chain & belt driven apparatus, working with steel structures, and logically driven trouble-shooting.
  • Must be willing to acquire a State of Ohio Boiler Operator License.
  • Must be familiar with operating forklifts and obtaining forklift operator permit.
  • Must have basic knowledge of rolling stock equipment maintenance.

As an equal opportunity employer, Speyside Bourbon Cooperage, Inc. does not discriminate in hiring or terms or conditions of employment because of an individual’s race, color, creed, religion, ancestry or national origin, disability, age or sex.

Stave Mill Production Operator (Millboro)

Speyside Bourbon Cooperage, Inc. is based in Jackson, Ohio.  Our parent company is located in France (Tonnellerie Francois Freres SA).  We are a subsidiary of Speyside Cooperage Ltd. in Scotland.  Speyside Bourbon Cooperage produces only new bourbon barrels.  Other branches of the organization produce wine and used barrels among other products.

Job Title:   Stave Mill Production Operator (Millboro Industrial Park Stave Mill)

Job Description:   The Stave Mill Production Operator is an integral part of the Speyside manufacturing team. The Stave Mill Production Operator will perform a variety of tasks needed to produce high quality white oak staves which are used in the manufacture of bourbon barrels at our Speyside Bourbon Cooperage facilities. As a member of the production team you will rotate and share job functions with other team members, and may be asked to rotate or assist on a number of different tasks or pieces of equipment related to the production of white oak staves. The successful candidate must have a strong work ethic and be a team player. 

Key Responsibilities: As part of the production team you will be responsible for a variety of tasks related to the production of high quality white oaks staves used in the manufacture of bourbon barrels.  Tasks include but are not limited to running a variety of saws used during different phases of stave production as well as stacking and sorting staves.  Staff is responsible for keeping work areas clean, orderly and free of hazards and required to follow all company safety and quality requirements. Employees will be expected to maintain dependable and excellent attendance and work as team player to achieve a common goal.

Qualifications:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Must be able to pass a health and drug screening test.
  • The successful candidate must be able to stand for long periods of time and be able to work in a variety of positions including bending, stooping, pulling, pushing, grasping, and reaching.
  • The successful candidate must have good hand/eye coordination.
  • The successful candidate must be able maneuver a minimum of 100 pounds and lift a minimum of 30 pounds.
  • The successful candidate must be able to perform assembly type tasks while product is moving along an assembly line or table.
  • The successful candidate must be able to understand instructions (written and oral) and be able to work in a fast-paced environment to meet production deadlines.

Education:  High School Diploma or GED required.

Experience:  This is an entry level position.  No previous experience required.  Manufacturing experience a plus; wood working experience desirable.

Requirements: Safety toed shoes are required.Hours:  40 hours per week. Occasional overtime or weekends may be required.

Salary:   $11.50 per hour (Starting Wage), Speyside offers a full benefits package including health, dental insurance and 401k plan.

Position Open Until Filled. 

Start Date:  Immediate

How to Apply:  Please send resumes or request an application at employment@speysidebci.com.

Speyside Bourbon Cooperage, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Speyside Bourbon Cooperage, Inc. does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform substance abuse testing and background verification checks as permitted by state law. 

Log Buyer, North Carolina

Speyside Bourbon Cooperage, Inc. is based in Jackson, Ohio and is a subsidiary of Speyside Cooperage Ltd. in Scotland.  Speyside Bourbon Cooperage produces new bourbon barrels with other branches of the organization producing wine and used barrels, among other products.

Job Title:  Stave Log Buyer

Job Location:  This position will primarily supply logs to our Glade Springs, VA sawmill, which will begin production in 2019 and will be responsible for a procurement area covering portions of North Carolina, Western SC and South Central/South Eastern VA.

Job Description:   The Log Buyer position is an integral part of the Speyside Management team.   The Log Buyer reports directly to the Raw Materials Procurement Manager in the procurement of quality white oak logs to be used in the production of bourbon barrels.  This position requires an individual to be able to work independently and in a team environment. The successful candidate must have a strong work ethic.  Travel required. 

Key Responsibilities:

The Log buyer is responsible for grading, purchasing, properly tagging and arranging the hauling of quality white oak logs capable of being manufactured into bourbon barrel staves.

The Log Buyer will be responsible for the inventory, management, and control of logs purchased to be used in production and will be responsible for maintaining target inventories to ensure that wood will be available based on the production needs of the mill. In addition, the Log Buyer is responsible for quality control, ensuring that Speyside buys the highest quality white oak for its manufacture of bourbon barrels.

The successful candidate will manage all day-to-day administrative activities related to log purchasing and freight.

The Log Buyer will be responsible for developing positive, long-term personal relationships with local loggers, sawmills and log yards in order to procure quality logs for the stave mill. 

The Log Buyer will be responsible for assuring that all safety procedures are met and maintained and must personally promote and encourage a safe working environment for themselves, their coworkers, suppliers, and contractors.

Qualifications:

Education:  AA or BS in forestry preferred.

Experience:  A minimum of 5 years’ experience as a Log Buyer preferred.

Specialized Knowledge and Skills:  The Log Buyer should have strong analytical skills, excellent interpersonal skills and both strong written and oral communication skills. The successful candidate must be proficient in inventory control software, handheld systems, bar coding, and scaling logs and must have a working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook.  The successful candidate must have the ability to manage bills, invoices and check writing responsibilities. The successful candidate must be capable of working overtime and traveling overnight if needed.  The Log buyer must be able to prioritize and manage multiple tasks at once.

Hours:  40 to 50 hours per week depending on the season and occasional overtime as the business dictates

Salary:   Negotiable and commensurate with experience, Speyside offers a full benefits package including health insurance and 401k plan.  Company vehicle and cell phone provided.

Position Open Until Filled. 

Start Date:  Immediate

How to Apply:  Qualified and interested candidates should send resume, cover letter and salary requirements for consideration to: employment@speysidbci.com. Please reference Log Buyer in the subject line. Please include references from prior log buyer positions. Or you may fill out our online form here.

Speyside Bourbon Cooperage, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Speyside Bourbon Cooperage, Inc. does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.

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Speyside Bourbon Cooperage
(Jackson, OH)

P.O. Box 509
960 East Main Street
Jackson, Ohio 45640
740.688.2160
Toll Free:  855.276.2386

Speyside Bourbon Stave Mill
(Waverly, OH)

306 W. North Street
Waverly, Ohio 45690
Office: 740-648-3021

Speyside Bourbon Stave Mill
(Millboro, VA)

P.O. Box 284
466 Millboro Industrial Park Road
Millboro, VA 24460
540.712.0789