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Cooper - West Calder

Ref: 34 Date Posted: Friday 05 Apr 2019
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Permanent, full-time position, based at our Muirhall warehousing site in West Calder


We have an excellent opportunity at our warehousing site for a Cooper to join the team, in one of our most historic roles. Work will be focussed on ensuring that all casks are fit for filling, repairing any leaking casks and servicing the Edrington Cooperage.


Reporting to the Senior Tanker Operator, the main responsibilities for this role include:

  • Repairing all leaking casks by replacing hoops and bungs, and recording details of those casks repaired as required.
  • Tapping the casks in the warehouses to determine contents level, as well as identifying and recording cask condition.
  • Inspecting the condition of empty casks in both the yard and the exam floor.
  • Hardening casks as required prior to filling
  • Ensuring the accurate storage of empty casks by category and customer.
  • Undertaking daily site inspection and reporting any defects on items of plant / equipment / fabric as well as any deviations from normal working practice to supervisors.
  • Repair ends of casks for Edrington Cooperage, inspecting / testing the casks after repair, and stripping up stavers to determine and report quantity on a daily basis.


To succeed in this role, the following qualifications, skills and attributes are required:

  • SIVQ or equivalent experience
  • Good working knowledge of HSE legislation
  • IOSH working safely is desirable
  • Previous experience of working on a COMAH site
  • Strong commitment to high standards of customer care and delivery


Closing date for applications is Friday 19th April, 2019.

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