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.
If there are no jobs listed you can apply for future consideration.
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.
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.
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.
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.
- Running an effective gate log program consisting of grading, purchasing, and properly tagging white oak logs capable of being manufactured into bourbon barrel staves.
- Developing positive, long-term personal relationships with local loggers in order to procure quality logs for the stave mill.
- 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.
- Management of other log yard personnel to include loader operators.
- 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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please reference Log Yard Manager/Log Buyer in the subject line.
Job Title: Raw Materials Procurement
Job Location: This position will primarily supply raw materials to our Millboro, VA sawmill and will be responsible for a procurement area covering Central VA with travel to surrounding states possible and frequent at times depending on company needs.
Job Description: This position is an integral part of the Speyside Management team. This position reports directly to the Eastern Region Procurement Supervisor and Raw Materials Procurement Manager in the procurement of white oak wood material 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.
This position is responsible for the evaluation and purchasing of white oak capable of being manufactured into bourbon barrel staves which involves but not limited to evaluating, scaling, grading, purchasing, properly tagging, and arranging the hauling of material purchased.
This procurement position will be responsible for meeting annual purchase goals to ensure that log inventory will be available based on the production needs of the mill. Successful candidate is responsible for quality control, ensuring that Speyside buys the highest quality white oak for its manufacture of bourbon barrels.
Candidate will manage all day-today administrative activities related to purchasing.
Candidate will be responsible for developing positive, long-term personal relationships with all potential raw material suppliers within the procurement area.
Candidate 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
Education: AA or BS in forestry preferred.
Experience: A minimum of 5 years’ experience in raw material procurement is preferred.Specialized Knowledge and Skills: Candidate should have strong analytical skills, excellent interpersonal skills and both strong written and oral communication skills. Candidate 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: email@example.com. Please reference Log Buyer in the subject line. Please include references from prior forester or log buyer positions.
Speyside Bourbon Cooperage
P.O. Box 509
960 East Main Street
Jackson, Ohio 45640
Toll Free: 855.276.2386
Speyside Bourbon Stave Mill
306 W. North Street
Waverly, Ohio 45690
Speyside Bourbon Stave Mill
P.O. Box 284
466 Millboro Industrial Park Road
Millboro, VA 24460
Speyside Bourbon Cooperage, Inc. (Atkins, VA)
6373 Lee Hwy
P.O. Box 699
Atkins, VA 24311
Speyside Stave Mill (Glade Spring, VA)
13459 Owens Drive
P.O. Box 118
Glade Spring, VA 24340
Speyside Stave Mill (Manchester, KY)
1060A Clay Leslie Park Road
P.O. Box 609
Manchester, KY 40962