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.

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.

General Considerations for Employment

Certain positions such as Log Buyer, Mill Supervisor or Technical Supervisor will have specific experience requirements and those will be listed in the job recruitment.  However, for general mill positions while experience working in a saw mill, in logging or other forest products business is desirable, we train all of our employees.  We also like to work with individuals who have studied forestry in school.  However, all we look for is someone willing to learn and work hard and be part of our family.  Everyone has to be trained to work our equipment, so everyone has a chance at these jobs.

Benefits

Speyside Bourbon Cooperage Inc., offers a competitive compensation and benefits package to employees at each of our facilities. These include medical and dental insurance, Life Insurance, Short and Long Term Disability, Paid Vacation, 8 Holidays and a matching 401k. Some benefits are only available to full-time employees or after a designated waiting period.

EEOC Statement

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.

Speyside Bourbon Cooperage, Inc. main US headquarters is located in Jackson, Ohio.  Our parent company, the TTF Group (Tonnellerie Francois Freres) is located in Saint Romaine, France.  We have additional facilities in Waverly Ohio, Millboro and Glade Spring, VA. and Manchester, KY.

Job Title:    Preventative Maintenance Technician, Third Shift

Reporting to:  Maintenance Manager and Plant Manager

Job Description:   The Preventative Maintenance Technician is an integral part of the Speyside production team. The Preventative Maintenance Technician will perform a variety of tasks needed to support the production of high-quality white oak bourbon barrels. The Preventative Maintenance Technician is responsible for installing, repairing, and maintaining cooperage equipment, machinery, electrical, and hydraulic systems as directed by the Maintenance Manager. The Preventative Maintenance Technician, as directed, will perform troubleshooting, repair, and construction work assigned to the maintenance department. The successful candidate must have a strong work ethic and be a team player.  The successful candidate must be familiar with and perform job responsibilities using Standard Safety Practices, Standard Operating Procedures, and Quality Control Standards, employ active listening skills, and have the ability to collaborate and communicate effectively within a team environment. 

Key Responsibilities: As part of the maintenance team, you will be responsible for a variety of tasks related to the production of high-quality white oaks bourbon barrels.  Tasks include but are not limited to:

  • The Preventative Maintenance Technician will be responsible for day to day trouble-shooting, maintaining equipment, wiring controls, and installation of facility equipment and systems, as directed by the Maintenance Manager.
  • Will report daily to the Maintenance Manager for added daily assignments.
  • Will operate forklifts and platform scissor lifts at the facility.
  • Will maintain the operation of all rolling stock equipment.
  • Will perform various welding operations.
  • Will complete daily, weekly, and monthly preventative maintenance schedules.
  • Will troubleshoot and perform mechanical repairs of hydraulic systems, pneumatic systems, gearbox attachment and repair, chain and belt drive apparatus, and steel structures.
  • Will adjust, repair, maintain, operate, and observe the general safe operation of all machinery and equipment.
  • Must have the ability to accurately complete work instructions individually or as a team.
  • Comply with all standard safety practices and procedures.
  • 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:  Previous experience preforming preventative maintenance is preferred. Must be able to weld and be proficient in the use of hand and power tools.

Requirements:  Safety toed shoes and PPE are required.

Hours:  40 Hours a week; but must be able to work flexible hours if needed (including call-out duty).

Salary:   Please include salary requirements. Salary will be commensurate with experience. We offer a competitive benefits package that includes vacation, holidays, health, dental insurance, and 401k plan.

Position Open: Until Filled             Start Date:  Immediate

How to Apply:  Please send resumes to:  wlee@speysidebci.com Subject Line: Preventative Maintenance Tech

Speyside Bourbon Cooperage, Inc. main US headquarters is located in Jackson, Ohio.  Our parent company, the TTF Group (Tonnellerie Francois Freres) is located in Saint Romaine, France.  We have additional facilities in Waverly Ohio, Millboro and Glade Spring, VA. and Manchester, KY.

Job Title:    Maintenance Electrical Technician, Day Shift

Reporting to:  Maintenance Manager and Plant Manager

Job Description:   The Maintenance Electrical Technician is an integral part of the Speyside production team. The Maintenance Electrical Technician will perform a variety of tasks needed to support the production of high-quality white oak bourbon barrels. The Maintenance Electrical Technician is responsible for installing, repairing, and maintaining cooperage equipment, machinery, electrical, and hydraulic systems as directed by the Maintenance Manager. The Maintenance Electrical Technician, as directed, will perform troubleshooting, repair, and construction work assigned to the maintenance department. The successful candidate must have a strong work ethic and be a team player.  The successful candidate must be familiar with and perform job responsibilities using Standard Safety Practices, Standard Operating Procedures, and Quality Control Standards, employ active listening skills, and have the ability to collaborate and communicate effectively within a team environment. 

Key Responsibilities: As part of the maintenance team, you will be responsible for a variety of tasks related to the production of high-quality white oaks bourbon barrels.  Tasks include but are not limited to:

  • The Maintenance Electrical Technician will be responsible for day to day trouble-shooting, maintaining equipment, wiring controls, and installation of facility equipment and systems, as directed by the Maintenance Supervisor.
  • Will report daily to the Maintenance Manager for added daily assignments.
  • Will operate forklifts and platform scissor lifts at the facility.
  • Will maintain the operation of all rolling stock equipment.
  • Will perform various welding operations.
  • Will troubleshoot and perform mechanical repairs of hydraulic systems, pneumatic systems, gearbox attachment and repair, chain and belt drive apparatus, and steel structures.
  • Will adjust, repair, maintain, operate, and observe the general safe operation of all machinery and equipment.
  • Must have the ability to accurately complete work instructions individually or as a team.
  • Comply with all standard safety practices and procedures.
  • 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:  Previous electrical experience is required. Must be able to weld and be proficient in the use of hand and power tools.

Requirements:  Safety toed shoes and PPE are required.

Hours:  40 Hours a week; but must be able to work flexible hours if needed (including call-out duty).

Salary:   Please include salary requirements. Salary will be commensurate with experience. We offer a competitive benefits package that includes vacation, holidays, health, dental insurance, and 401k plan.

Position Open: Until Filled             Start Date:  Immediate

How to Apply:  Please send resumes to:  wlee@speysidebci.com Subject Line: Maintenance Electrical Tech

Job Title:  Log Yard Manager

Job Description:   Log Yard Manager position is an integral part of the Speyside Management team. The Log Yard Manager reports directly to the Stave Mill Supervisor and/or the Raw Materials Procurement Manager. The Log Yard Manager is responsible for the procurement, grading, and tagging of white oak stave logs; receiving tagged logs purchased by our buyers on the road; and maintaining an organized log yard. This position requires an individual to be able to work independently and in a team environment; have a strong work ethic and be a self-starter. The successful candidate shall have strong managerial or supervisory experience; demonstrated excellent communication skills both written and verbal; and excellent organizational skills.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Running an effective gate log program consisting of grading, purchasing, and properly tagging white oak logs capable of being manufactured into bourbon barrel staves.
  • 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.
  • Provide quality control of log purchases, ensuring that Speyside buys the highest quality white oak for use in its manufacture of bourbon barrels.
  • Developing positive, long-term personal relationships with local loggers in order to procure quality logs for the stave mill.
  • Assure that all safety procedures are met and maintained and personally promote and encourage a safe working environment for themselves, their coworkers, suppliers, and contractors.
  • Develop positive personal relationships with other members of the Speyside Management team and work closely with the Raw Materials Procurement Manager to ensure that the necessary inventory of logs is maintained to insure production goals can be met or exceeded on a daily basis.
  • Strive to optimize the overall log yard layout to achieve both maximum utilization and volume efficiency of the log yard in order to minimize log yard costs.
  • Effectively organize high log volume inventories and control log flow from purchase to consumption.
  • Ensure log yard operations comply with all federal, state and local environmental rules and regulations.

Qualifications:

Education:  AA or BS in forestry preferred.

Experience:  A minimum of 3-5 years’ experience managing a log yard and/or buying logs. 

Specialized Knowledge and Skills:  The Log Yard Manager should have knowledge of timber and wood products industries.  Have familiarity or competency in the use of inventory management software. Be a certified Loader and Knuckle boom Operator (desirable).

Travel Required:  5%

Hours:  45 - 50 hours per week depending on production schedules and the needs of the business.

Salary:   Negotiable and commensurate with experience. We offer a full benefits package including health, dental and vision insurance; 8 paid holidays; PTO, and 401k plan.

Position Open:  Until Filled

How to Apply:  Qualified and interested candidates should send resume, cover letter, and salary requirements for consideration to: manderson@speysidbci.com.  Please reference Log Yard Manager in the subject line.  Please include references from previous Log Yard Manager or log buyer positions.

Job Title:  Log Buyer/Procurement Forester

Job Location:  This position will primarily supply logs to our Bolivar, TN stave mill and will be responsible for log and timber procurement in the surrounding area.

Job Description:   Log Buyer/Procurement Forester position is an integral part of the Speyside Management team.   This position reports directly to the Raw Materials Procurement Manager in the procurement of quality white oak timber and 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:

Log Buyer/Procurement Forester is responsible for the evaluation and purchasing of white oak stumpage and responsible for purchasing logs from sawmills and log yards which involves grading, purchasing, properly tagging, and arranging the hauling of logs purchased.  All timber and logs shall be of a quality capable of being manufactured into bourbon barrel staves.

Log Buyer/Procurement Forester will be responsible for meeting annual purchase goals to ensure that log inventory will be available based on the production needs of the mill.  Log Buyer/Procurement Forester is responsible for quality control, ensuring that Speyside buys the highest quality white oak for its manufacture of bourbon barrels.

Log Buyer/Procurement Forester will manage all day-to-day administrative activities related to timber and log purchasing.

Log Buyer/Procurement Forester will be responsible for developing positive, long-term personal relationships with landowners, forestry consultants, sawmills, log yards, and loggers within the procurement area. 

Log Buyer/Procurement Forester 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 Procurement Forester and/or Log Buyer preferred.

Specialized Knowledge and Skills:  Log Buyer/Procurement Forester should have strong analytical skills, excellent interpersonal skills, and both strong written and oral communication skills. The successful candidate must be proficient in timber cruise and inventory software and handhelds 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 candidate 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 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: manderson@speysidbci.com.  Please reference Log Buyer/Procurement Forester in the subject line.  Please include references from prior forester or log buyer positions.

Speyside Bourbon Cooperage, Inc. located in Jackson, Ohio, is a producer of new white oak bourbon barrels.  Our parent company, the TTF Group is located in Saint Romaine, France.  We have facilities in Jackson and Waverly Ohio; Millboro, Glade Spring and Atkins, Virginia; Manchester, KY and newly acquired Bolivar, TN.

Job Title:  Stave Mill Manager

Job Description:   We are looking for an experienced Plant Manager to oversee the manufacture of high-quality bourbon staves for our newly acquired stave mill in Bolivar, TN.  This position is an integral part of the Speyside Management team and carries many responsibilities.  The Plant Manager will have overall responsibility for the Bolivar operation including: safety, quality, production, P&L, employee morale, and environment.  As this is a new facility for our company the Manager will have the added responsibility of creating the leadership team which will consist of planning roles and hiring parameters and will serve an integral role in selecting the workforce team for the operation.  SBCI is a multi-plant location company with plants in Ohio, Virginia, Kentucky, and now Tennessee.  As a result, the Plant Manager will coordinate and communicate with various team members throughout the organization in order to achieve success.  This is high profile role that will require a strong leader, someone that places a high level of importance on their team and can superbly coach, motivate and develop people.  This is a new facility and the role will be responsible for establishing the desired workplace culture and creating an atmosphere that values all team members. 

The Plant Manager reports directly to the Manager of Stave Mill Operations for SBCI and works closely with all of the SBCI Management Team in order to successfully achieve company goals.  This position requires an individual to be able to work independently and in a team environment; have a strong work ethic and be a self-starter.

Key Responsibilities:

 

  • The Plant Manager is responsible for overseeing a workforce of 35 employees in the manufacture of high-quality staves and headers.
  • The Plant Manager will be responsible for the inventory, management, and quality control of staves manufactured and will be expected to establish production goals that integrate accepted job safety principles.
  • The successful candidate will manage all day-to-day administrative activities and provide motivation, support, and guidance to all employees under their supervision. The successful candidate will also communicate any problems or obstacles to the management team.
  • The Plant Manager will be responsible for developing positive personal relationships with other members of the Speyside Management team and work closely with the Raw Procurement Manager and Mill Managers to ensure that the inventory of staves and headings is maintained at a level to ensure production goals can be met or exceeded on a daily basis.
  • The Plant Manager will strive to reduce expenses and increase productivity. The Plant Manager will ensure all employees follow industry-standard health and safety guidelines and will set ambitious production goals and communicate them to key personnel.
  • The Plant Manager will establish workflow policies that enhance speed and efficiency without compromising product safety or integrity and create schedules for employees to ensure both optimum production and staffing levels.
  • The Plant Manager will monitor quality standards of production and will implement and enforce quality control and tracking programs to meet quality objectives; as well as, detect problems and determine and implement improvements to the production process.
  • The Plant Manager will estimate production costs, set and manage production budgets and prepare and maintain production reports.

Qualifications:

Education:   A Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Management, Engineering or Industrial Technology is required.

Experience:  A minimum of 5 years’ experience managing a plant or other large-scale operation with a documented history of success; demonstrated increase in management skills and responsibilities.


Specialized Knowledge and Skills: 
The Plant Manager should have strong analytical skills, excellent interpersonal skills, and both strong written and oral communication skills.  The successful candidate should have demonstrated skills in coaching and team building. The successful candidate must be proficient in inventory control, cost estimating, and preparation of budgets. The candidate must have a working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook and have the ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks at once.  The successful candidate will have a proven track record of successfully training employees in productivity and safety and have a working knowledge of OSHA and EPA regulations and knowledge of health and safety compliance standards.

Hours:  45 - 50 hours per week depending on production schedules and the needs of the business.

Salary:   Negotiable and commensurate with experience. We offer a full benefits package including health insurance, paid holidays, vacation, and a 401k plan.

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: dbrock@speysidebci.com Please reference Plant Manager in the subject line. 

Speyside Bourbon Cooperage, Inc. is based in Jackson, Ohio and part of the TFF Group located in Saint Romain France. Speyside Bourbon Cooperage produces new bourbon barrels with other branches of the organization producing wine and used barrels, among other products.

Job Title: Log Buyer/Procurement Forester

Job Location: This position will primarily supply logs to our Manchester, KY sawmill and will be responsible for a procurement area covering Central TN and Central KY.

Job Description: Log Buyer/Procurement Forester position is an integral part of the Speyside Management team. This position reports directly to the Raw Materials Procurement Manager in the procurement of quality white oak timber and 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:

Log Buyer/Procurement Forester is responsible for the evaluation and purchasing of white oak stumpage and responsible for purchasing logs from sawmills and log yards which involves grading, purchasing, properly tagging, and arranging the hauling of logs purchased. All timber and logs shall be of a quality capable of being manufactured into bourbon barrel staves.

Log Buyer/Procurement Forester will be responsible for meeting annual purchase goals to ensure that log inventory will be available based on the production needs of the mill. Log Buyer/Procurement Forester is responsible for quality control, ensuring that Speyside buys the highest quality white oak for its manufacture of bourbon barrels.

Log Buyer/Procurement Forester will manage all day-to-day administrative activities related to timber and log purchasing.

Log Buyer/Procurement Forester will be responsible for developing positive, long-term personal relationships with landowners, forestry consultants, sawmills, log yards and loggers within the procurement area.

Log Buyer/Procurement Forester 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 Procurement Forester and/or Log Buyer preferred.

Specialized Knowledge and Skills: Log Buyer/Procurement Forester should have strong analytical skills, excellent interpersonal skills, and both strong written and oral communication skills. The successful candidate must be proficient in timber cruise and inventory software and handhelds 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 candidate 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 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: manderson@speysidbci.com. Please reference Log Buyer/Procurement Forester in the subject line. Please include references from prior forester or log buyer positions.

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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

Speyside Bourbon Cooperage, Inc. (Atkins, VA)

6373 Lee Hwy
P.O. Box 699
Atkins, VA 24311
276.521.4120

Speyside Stave Mill (Glade Spring, VA)

13459 Owens Drive
P.O. Box 118
Glade Spring, VA 24340
276. 475.8889

Speyside Stave Mill (Manchester, KY)

1060A Clay Leslie Park Road
P.O. Box 609
Manchester, KY 40962
606.389.7010