Cooper, Jobs, 9974

Cooper - Glasgow

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Competitive package


Coopering of casks is an age-old skill, the nuances of which have seen little change over the centuries. Our clients are fortunate to be one of only four distilleries in Scotland to have their own on-site cooperage. Their team of seasoned professionals and eager apprentices carefully manage the quality of all of the casks to ensure that the whisky is maintained to the highest possible standards.  Their expert team examines every new cask that arrives on-site, they carry out repairs and maintenance on oak casks from all over the World.  They even rejuvenate casks using their De-char / Re-char (DCRC) process. Each year, the team maintains and repairs over 30,000 casks, which is absolutely vital in creating quality and consistency in their whisky maturation. 

This Distillery unique in the whisky industry.  Unlike most other distilleries which will produce either a malt or a grain liquid, this distillery can produce both on the same site.  There is capacity to produce c. 20m la/a of grain and 5m la/a of malt, while running both processes concurrently. The distillery makes up part of the site, a large part of the site includes the functions of warehousing, filling, blending and a cooperage.  The role of Cooper will be based in main functional area of the warehousing site.  Annually, approx. 16m l/a is filled into casks in readiness for maturation.

They are looking for a time served Cooper to join the team to be part of the warehousing team and will be responsible for the safe and efficient operation of the warehousing site. The role holder will be responsible in supporting the Team Leaders in the smooth running of all operations from filling right through to tanker loading.

Key responsibilities include: 

  • Ensure health and safety requirements are maintained at all times.
  • Ensure area is kept clean and tidy whilst continuing to drive up standards.
  • Assisting with the smooth running of all operations within the Cooperage
  • Repair/rejuvenate empty casks in accordance with compliance requirements
  • To carry out cask handling and related Cooperage activities as required in compliance with Health & Safety and Environmental procedures
  • To conduct quality checks on casks, reporting as necessary in line with procedures.
  • To help with the loading and unloading of vehicles of empty casks
  • Must support other departments depending on workloads.


This is a great time to join a growing and established award winning business to join the team driving forward with the new strategy and modernisation programme. 

Apply now or contact Karen Stewart on 07825 449039