This position is onsite at our Black Velvet Distillery in Lethbridge, Canada.

Schedule: 12 hour rotating shifts; rotating 28 day schedule of both day and night. Start time is 6:30am/pm depending on shift

What the Role Is

We are looking for a Process Operator to join the Black Velvet team. This position is responsible for safe and reliable operation and maintenance of the distillery. This includes but is not limited to; grain transferring, milling, mashing, fermenting, distillation, dryhouse operations, water treatment, boiler operation and cooling tower operation.

How Will You Spend Your Time?

  • Able to work/communicate with other employees in a team problem-solving environment
  • Able to work shift work including a rotation of nights, weekends, and holidays
  • Remain current in all distillery functions and make recommendations for improvements
  • Participate in and coordinate projects with other departments, consultants, contractors, and other distillery personnel to improve product quality, production efficiencies, and reliability
  • Work with other departments and contractors to ensure smooth efficient operation and maintenance of the distillery
  • Keep all areas of the operation in a clean and presentable condition
  • Be aware of their roles and responsibilities in achieving conformance to all company policies
  • Be aware of and adhere to all legal requirements as outlined by ABSA regarding the safe care and operation of boilers and pressure vessels
  • Perform repairs according to capability

Who You Are

    • Minimum 4th Class Power Engineer Certificate valid in the Province of Alberta.
    • Be safety conscious at all times
    • Enjoy working in a constantly changing environment and accepting new challenges
    • Be adept at trouble-shooting the operation and ability to perform repairs as required
    • Be computer literate
    • Able to work/communicate with other employees in a team problem-solving environment

    Physical Requirements
    Physical Requirements are varied and may be extreme. The employee frequently is required to sit for long periods at times, but other times may be on their feet for long periods. Frequent trips up and down flights of stairs and ladders may be required. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 60 pounds.

    Work Environment: Working conditions in certain areas of the distillery are hot, cold, wet, slippery, dusty, and noisy. Involves exposure to hazardous conditions. Rotating 12-hour shifts including night shifts, weekends, and holidays.

    Travel Required: None


      Current wage progression for this position is set out as below:

      Starting Hourly Wage: $37.99

      1.0 Year: $40.11

      1.5 Years: $41.11

      2.0 Years: $42.11

      2.5 Years: $43.11

      3.0 Years: $44.11

      3.5 Years: $45.11

      Further increases in wages beyond the table are available upon the completion of company reimbursed training in the art of distillation.

      Black Velvet is proud to have a competitive benefit package including pension.

      The purpose of this description is to describe the essential job functions and the level of work performed by individuals assigned to this position. This description is not an exhaustive list of all job duties performed by this position. Management reserves the right to modify, add or remove duties from particular jobs and assign other duties as necessary.

      Heaven Hill and its affiliates are committed to fostering a diverse workforce as an Equal Employment Opportunity company. We invite applications from candidates of all backgrounds, without regard to race, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, natural origin, gender identity or expression, age, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected characteristic.