Ampersand Distilling Co. is on The Hunt for an Assistant Distillery Operator

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Duncan, BC | Ampersand Distilling Company is seeking a motivated individual to become their Assistant Distillery Operator in Duncan, BC. This full time entry-level position provides an excellent opportunity to learn about craft distilling by assisting our Distiller & Head Distiller. Success in this position will be supporting the production team with the daily operations of mashing, distilling, and bottling to get our spirits to the masses.

We fired up our stills nearly three years ago, and we have been focused on bringing together the art & science of distillation to create our award-winning spirits ever since. We are bursting with creativity, and seeking a new team member so we can continue to play and grow. We offer a safe and fun work environment and a never-ending podcast playlist.

You are:
An awesome person
Reliable and punctual
A team player and a self-starter
Excited and committed to working towards learning about craft spirits

You have:
Strong organizational skills
Scientific mind and interest in brewing/distilling
Exceptional communication skills and ability to take direction

Duties & Responsibilities:
Milling & mashing grain
Cleaning tanks
Bottling spirits
Assisting the Distillers during distillations
Gradually learning about our approach to distilling and evaluating spirit runs
This role involves regularly lifting 40kg cans (team lift)

Note that this job may grow to involve some farming tasks as we are cultivating some of our own botanicals. Please submit resumes along with your favourite punctuation mark to jessica [at]


4077 Lanchaster Rd. | Duncan, BC
Telephone: 250.737.1880 | Email:
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Jeremy Schacht – Co-Founder/Head Distiller
Stephen Schacht – Co-Founder/Resident Raconteur
Jessica Schacht – Co-Founder/Operations & Sales
Ramona Froehle-Schacht – Co-Founder/Promotions
Alex Palmer – Distiller


Ampersand Distilling Company launched in October 2014. We are a family run craft distillery located in the Cowichan Valley on Vancouver Island. Our 1000L mash tun, 1000L pot still, and revolutionary 500L column still were designed and built by father-son duo Stephen & Jeremy Schacht.

Ampersand Gin bridges the gap between London Dry & New Western – at once a classic, yet with a twist. The bouquet is floral, bursting with citrus & juniper. The mid-palate offers spice from cardamom and the finish gives way to earthier botanicals like angelica & orris root. These botanicals shine against a background with body, sweetness, and a creamy mouth feel from our wheat spirit.

Per Se has a creamy mouth-feel and slight sweetness thanks to the organic BC wheat base. We start from scratch, milling organic BC wheat, fermenting it on site, and distilling it with nothing other than our own spring water and ingenuity. This unfiltered vodka is perfect by itself or mixed in cocktails.
Why ampersand? Some say the ‘&’ symbol signifies a closer collaboration than the word ‘and’ – very fitting for our family venture. We are all about bringing things together. Science & art. Technology & tradition. Ingredients & techniques. Family & friends.

We make delicious spirits designed to be a staple on your bar. What will you bring together? Share your creations with #whatwillyoubringtogether and tag us @ampdistillingco. Find our spirits at Private Liquor Stores, bars, and restaurants across BC.


Best Gin in BC – BC Distilled 2017
Best Gin in BC – BC Distilled 2016
Best of BC – Northwest Summit 2016
Double Gold – Northwest Summit 2016
Winner – Vancouver International Spirits Competition 2016
Local Beverage of the Year – EAT Magazine 2015
Silver Medal – San Francisco Spirits Competition 2015 Per Se Vodka
Best Vodka in BC – BC Distilled 2017
Best Vodka in BC – BC Distilled 2016
Winner – Vancouver International Spirits Competition 2016

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