Brown-Forman Technician in Trinity, Alabama

Job Description:

Starting rate of pay $16 per hour. We offer.50 cent shift differential for second shift positions Current second shift hours: 1:15 PM - 9:45 PM M-F

Jack Daniel Cooperage is a drug free workplace. Background check, pre-employment physical and drug testing required. We offer an excellent compensation and benefits package including competitive wages, medical and dental insurance, 401(k) plan, paid vacation and paid holidays.

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Our culture at Jack Daniel Cooperage is to foster Personal Growth, Collaboration, Teamwork, Self-Initiative and Problem Solving in a Respectful and Safe Environment where every employee has a high degree of Self-Awareness, Accountability, Credibility, Confidentiality, Integrity, and Professional Ethics.

A Jack Daniel Cooperage Technician is part of a team that supports all aspects of the barrel making processes, focused on Quality, Innovation, Environmental Practices, maximizing wood utilization and embodies our Safety Guidelines.

Essential Functions

  • Wood receiving – support with inventory controls and wood drying processes to provide adequate supply for production needs

  • Wood processing –process staves and heading thru equipment (i.e. planer, jointer, rip saws and other barrel making equipment) and stacking the finished product

  • Wood inspection – apply wood quality specification as determined by our internal quality program

  • Barrel assembly - support barrel construction including raising, toasting, charring and hooping (and hoop making equipment) and barrel head assembly

  • Barrel inspection - inspect and repair, understand and apply all quality control guidelines

  • Operate a forklift and other equipment if needed

  • Drive a company vehicle if needed

  • Support our Maintenance Technicians on preventative maintenance tasks and communicate equipment malfunctionsjd2 Skills Operation Control and Monitoring – Control operation of equipment or systems and watch automated equipment or other indicators to maximize machine efficiency.

Active Listening - Give full attention to what other team members say, take time to understand the points being made, ask questions as needed

Quality Control - Conduct tests and inspections of barrel parts or processes as determined by our quality specifications

Reading Comprehension - Understand written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents

Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and opportunities with alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to situations

Speaking – Talking to others to convey information effectively and respectfully with all levels of the organization

Active Interaction - Interface and maintain effective working relationships with employees at all levels

Collaborate across the entire organization to accomplish the business goals

Must Requirements

  • High school diploma, GED or equivalent

  • 18 years of age or older

  • Read, write, speak and communicate in English fluently

  • Ability to communicate effectively and respectfully with company employees, vendors, contractors, and all levels of management

  • 1 year + experience in an industrial or manufacturing environment

  • Excellent hand- eye coordination

  • Excellent hand- eye coordination

  • Ability to successfully pass a drug test and a background check

  • Ability to utilize measuring devices

  • Ability to work flexible work schedules to include weekends, rotating shifts and overtime as neededjd3 Preferred Requirements Forklift experience- certificationPrevious experience in wood working facility and/or equipmentMust be able to adhere to safety guidelines and company policies and to act as a role model in the adherence to policies. This job description reflects the assignments of essential functions; and nothing in this herein restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

About Brown-Forman:

Brown-Forman, founded in 1870, is a diversified producer and marketer of fine quality beverage alcohol brands. Headquartered in Louisville, KY, Brown-Forman currently employs about 4,000 people and has offices or facilities in 30 cities across the globe. Starting in the mid-1950s, the company began a series of acquisitions that would place it among the top 10 largest spirits companies in the world, selling its brands in more than 135 countries across the globe. These include many of the most well-known and best-loved wines and spirits brands, including Jack Daniel’s, Finlandia Vodka, Old Forester, Woodford Reserve, Herradura and el Jimador Tequilas, and Korbel champagnes. For more information about the company, please visit

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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 Production

City: Trinity

State: AL

Country: United States

Req Type: Non-exempt

AutoReqId: 3652BR