Company Overview:
Next Century Spirits (NCS) is a start-up company located in Durham, NC. The company focuses on developing distilled spirits for bulk sales in domestic and international markets. We work closely with customers to develop innovative products and de-bottleneck supply chain issues, allowing our customers to grow rapidly in the distilled spirits business.

General Description:
At NCS, we develop a range of distilled beverage products and blending components for our customers. We work closely to reduce supply chain management issues and provide a smooth transition for both domestic and international customers from development to full production. We are currently seeking candidates for a Production Technician position in Durham, NC. This could be a Production Manager position for the right person. The position will oversee the production of current and future NCS product lines related to the food and beverage industry. The position’s primary functions are as follows:

To maintain exceptional standards of safety, professionalism, and innovation in line with NCS’s mission.
To collaborate as part of a cross-functional team, and utilize feedback to innovate NCS product lines.
To act as a primary coordinator and operator for the production of distilled spirits.
To conduct and perform duties associated with production of distilled spirits products; including but not limited to, fermentation, distillation, proofing, filtration, barreling, and performing sensory analysis and sampling
To organize/populate/prepare standardized data into relevant digital formats; including inventories, product specification sheets, and production/QA/QC documents.
To direct, organize, and execute production schedules.
To provide quality control of incoming raw materials and outgoing products.
To regularly report status updates to supervisor and accurately record production data.
Work with the other NCS team members to develop production methods.

Candidates must have the following:
Experience of working in a production or manufacturing setting.
An ability to operate production equipment including lifting 40 lbs, standing for extended times, and working in various temperature conditions.
Ability to be certified in forklift and pallet jack operation.
Ability to accurately complete and report required documentation for production.
Ability to provide employment eligibility documentation to work in the United States as required by federal law throughout the duration of the employment period.
An ability to maintain focus under minimal supervision, to maintain multiple simultaneous project, and be responsible for open and frequent communication during periods of varying workloads.

Ideal candidates have the following characteristics:
…hold a bachelor’s degree in Materials Science, Polymer Science, Chemical Engineering, Plastics Engineering, Textile Engineering, Food Science, Nutrition Science, or like fields, with hands-on experience in food, beverage, or materials processing.
…are comfortable, flexible, and persistent while working in a fast-paced, dynamic start-up environment.
…have chemistry, biochemistry, food science and/or biology experience.
…comfortable managing production schedule on a day-to-day basis.
…have hands-on experience with production of distilled spirits.
...have experience working under TTB regulations and guidelines.
…have worked in an industrial process setting and are interested in creating and developing new products and processes.
…have demonstrated an ability to apply a breadth of skills and perspectives to given problems.
…have demonstrated strong communication, time management, and organization skills.
…are strongly self-motivated and demonstrate a commitment to self-improvement through extracurricular and/or community activities.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital status, citizenship, HIV/AIDS status or any other legally protected factor.

Immigration sponsorship is not available for this position. Applicants for U.S. based positions are generally required to be eligible to work in the U.S. without the need for current or future sponsorship. Candidates must pass a background check and drug screening prior to employment.

Those interested may submit inquiries to Please include the job title in the subject along with an attached resume and description of approximate availability in the email. Inquiries will be forwarded to and reviewed by hiring managers.