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Brown-Forman Production Team Member in Louisville, Kentucky

Job Description Summary Brown-Forman is hiring several team members for their production team to support and work in the Brown-Forman Distillery Operations. These are career opportunities for individuals with a strong manufacturing background in a fast-paced production environment. The scope of the role of production operators is to ensure daily equipment operation in the areas of bottling, processing, distilling and warehousing with a focus on producing high quality, on-time and cost-efficient products. Each operator will participate in activities to promote continuous improvement across all departments. This role will be part of a high performing operational team, responsible for a proactive approach toward creating and maintaining safe work conditions and practices.

Duties include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Maintaining continuous distilling and bottling operations across multiple shifts, role and/or departments. Departments may include: Bottling, Processing, Distilling, Shipping, Barrel Warehouse, Facilities

  • Participate in continuous improvement teams across the operation to improve key performance indicators.

  • Monitor and operate automatic equipment, clean production area, and maintain sanitation standards

  • Perform tasks of classification as assigned including all packaging equipment and related machinery

  • Perform other tasks as assigned

  • Physical Ability requirements may include: frequent standing, climbing, ascending/descending, walking, bending, stooping, and twisting

  • Ability to lift, push, and carry 50 - 100 pounds

Must Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or equivalent

  • Must have basic math skills

  • Ability to perceive quality of work, read material and review documents; receive and follow instructions

  • 1-3 year’s production experience, manufacturing experience or equivalent type work

  • Ability to troubleshoot issues and identify proper resources, perform quality checks, and conduct daily sanitation

  • Ability to work any shift and overtime as necessary

  • Must possess good interpersonal skills and be a team player

  • Must comply with stringent safety requirements including the use of Personal Protective Equipment, LOTO, etc.

  • Must pass drug & alcohol screening, background check, physical abilities, mechanical aptitude and other testing as required

  • Must be 21 years of age or older.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Associates Degree or better

  • Computer skills including MS Word, MS Excel, G-Suite, SAP

  • TPM experience

  • Forklift certification/experience

  • Distillery or bottling operations experience

  • Starting salary is $21.24.

This is a union environment, and you will either be on a second (3:00pm-11:30pm, Monday through Friday) or third shift (11:30pm-7:00AM, Sunday through Thursday.

Shift differential is 40 cents for afternoon and 50 cents for the evening.

Brown-Forman Corporation is committed to equality of opportunity in all aspects of employment. It is the policy of Brown-Forman Corporation to provide full and equal employment opportunities to all employees and potential employees without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, veteran status, age, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, physical or mental disability or any other legally protected status.

Business Area: Global Supply Chain

Function: Prod

City: Louisville

State: Kentucky

Country: USA

Req ID: JR-00002744