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  • Barrel House Assistant / Production Staff

    The Company:

    Single Malt, reimagined. American whiskey, elevated. As the highest rated American Single Malt, Westward Whiskey began in 2004 with a vision: to make a distinctive American Single Malt inspired by the American Northwest and the culture, climate, and abundant natural resources that have earned the region such reverence and renown. Westward is a trailblazer in the American craft spirits community, a leading voice for American Single Malt, and a co-founder of the American Single Malt Whiskey Commission. For more information go to and follow @westwardwhiskey on Facebook or Instagram.

    Westward Whiskey is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected status.

    The Role:

    Westward Whiskey is looking for an outstanding individual to join our team in the role of barrel house assistant and production staff. This individual will work directly with the Head Blender & Barrel House Manager, while ultimately reporting to the Director of Operations. The ideal candidate is passionate about single malt whiskey and has critical thinking skills, attention to detail and a drive to learn that will allow them to shine in this role.

    Key Responsibilities:
    • Assisting in barrel house operations - cask management, organizing whiskey samples, blending whiskey, moving and repairing barrels
    • Forklift and power jack operations, including safely loading/unloading trucks
    • Assisting in Single Barrel program management, inventory and supply ordering
    • Distilling operations - whiskey wash production, pot distillation, proficient data entry and logging capabilities - as barrel responsibilities allow/dictate

    • Forklift certification and experience preferred but not required
    • Strong organizational & tracking skills
    • Previous beverage production experience required
    • Able to move & reposition materials weighing up to 50 lbs
    • Capable of working in a warehouse environment with limited climate control
    • Conformance to attendance, time keeping, drug and alcohol, and additional handbook policies
    • High school diploma or GED and 21+ due to insurance requirements
    • Eligible for work in the U.S.
    • Position requires work at both the distillery (Portland) and barrel house (Clackamas) so reliable transportation is a must

    • Competitive salary
    • Medical, dental, and vision insurance
    • FSA
    • 401(k) with company match
    • PTO + paid holidays

    Additional Information:
    • Position is full-time and non-exempt
    • Relocation assistance is not currently offered.
    • COVID-19: Westward Whiskey will continue to follow the recommendations of the CDC in addition to all OR-OSHA and state and local mandates, regardless of vaccination status. The company requires proactive participation in its COVID-19 safety protocols from its staff, customers, and vendors.

    Please submit resumes to miles (at) Due to the high volume of applications that we receive, we regret that we are not able to respond to all unsuccessful candidates.