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Distillation Technologist (Worcester Distillery)

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Distell Ltd, a leading producer of wines, spirits, ciders and flavored alcoholic beverages of high quality invites applications from suitably qualified and experienced individuals for the below-mentioned position based in the Fortified Wines department at the Worcester Distillery.


Reporting to the Process Manager, your key performance areas would include, but are not limited to:

• Responsible for the monitoring, evaluation and operation of the distillation processes – continuous and batch processes• Responsible for the monitoring, evaluation and corrective action in order to meet the production efficiency of the distillation processes • Managing overall plant/equipment efficiency • Responsible for loss control in the distillation environment • Ensuring water treatment standards are adhered to • Managing subordinates who work on a continuous shift basis • Ensuring that the production plant is properly maintained • Responsible for stock control and procurement of all raw materials pertaining to the production process • Ensuring that the relevant ISO 9001: 2008 documents are reviewed and updated on a continuous basis • Ensuring that safety instructions according
to site, standards are adhered to • Leading and participating in the site E² Programme (Continuous Improvement).

The successful candidate must have the following qualifications, skills, and experience:

• Relevant tertiary level qualification – Preferably National Diploma/ BTech/ B degree in Chemical Engineering/ Winemaking/ Food Sciences or other related fields of study

• At least 3 years’ relevant experience in a supervisory capacity • Strong leadership qualities • Willingness to stand in
on shifts from time to time •Willingness to work overtime and when necessary react on callouts and do ad hoc spot checks during night shifts • Demonstrable knowledge of distillation processes would be highly advantageous • Sound
communication, conflict handling, and problem-solving skills • Must be able to work accurately • Health and safety knowledge necessary • Computer literacy (Word, Excel, SAP) • Valid driver’s licence (Code 08) as well as own reliable transport • Strong administrative abilities necessary (including SAP, ISO and Excise procedures) • Punctuality and attendance reliability. If you are interested and meet all requirements, please register and apply via
the Distell Career Portal at

We offer a market-related remuneration package, incorporating the valuable benefits of a large company.

Reference number: 15553
Closing Date: 1 March 2019

Distell is committed to diversity within its workforce and encourages applications from suitably qualified persons. Preference will be given to previously disadvantaged individuals in line with Distell’s National Employment Equity Plan. If you have not heard from us within one month after the closing date, please assume that your application was unsuccessful. We hereby thank you for your application.
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