Brown-Forman Bottling Operator in Versailles, Kentucky

Job Description:

JOB SUMMARY: Performs various duties on and off the bottling line in the bottling department as assigned. Prepares and inspects whiskey packages prior to shipment. Performs all duties in a natural work team structure.

PRINCIPLE RESPONSIBILITIES: Operates all equipment on the bottling line and fills in for other operators as assigned. Performs off-line work for the bottling department which includes personal selection and Buy the Barrel operation as well as package re-work. Performs all the duties of a laborer, de-pal, un-caser, filler, inspector, packer and palletizer operator.

SCOPE OF POSITION: Identify and respond quickly, in accordance with plant procedures and policies, to safety, quality or operational issues. Consult production manager or bottling line supervisor when critical issues regarding product non-conformance, safety and production issues arise. Communicate in a professional and timely manner with all members of the team, including peers, supervisors and plant leadership, as well as outside contractors, to maintain continuity of production and ensure a safe, efficient working environment for all.

ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Safety

  • Promote accident prevention by adhering to all safety guidelines and standards, actively participating in all required training, identifying, communicating and eliminating potential hazards and maintaining consistent communication with Plant Safety Coordinator and Safety Committee.

  • Must wear proper safety and quality equipment at all times, including: steel toed/slip resistant safety shoes, hair net or ball cap, ear plugs, safety glasses and cut resistant gloves (as required);

  • Ability to lift or move cases or other items weighing 35-50 pounds;

  • Walking (monitoring line), reaching upward/downward, repetitive motion of fingers/wrist/arm/shoulder; hand operation of knobs/levers/cranks;

  • Lifting/pushing/pulling over 50 lbs. may be required for sanitation work.

  • Quality

  • Monitor the quality of product, operational performance and sanitation of bottling area. Requires partnership with Quality Control.

  • Visually inspects bottles for defects;

  • Removes defective bottles from the line, and re-works if feasible.

  • Operational

  • Participates in and adheres to all safety and quality guidelines in bottling;

  • Ability to work any shift and/or overtime as required;

  • Immediately notifies mechanic, supervisor and other team members of line problems;

  • Monitors dumping of empty glass from cases and inspects for glass defects;

  • Visually inspects color of whiskey, label placement, video jet on cases and government panel application for all products;

  • Cleans up broken glass as required;

  • Collects and records all quality data as required;

  • Manually packs bottles into cases;

  • Refers to process orders to ensure that the correct packaging materials are placed on bottles;

  • Maintains cleanliness of work area in all aspects of the job;

  • Verifies video jet number with process order sheets and records on log sheet;

  • Visually inspects cases for defects and removes defective cases from the bottling line, repositioning when required;

  • Changeover and adjustment of bottling line equipment, as required;

  • Performs all other duties as assigned by leadership.

PREFERRED REQUIREMENTS:

  • 2- or 4-year degree;

  • Previous experience in a bottling facility;

  • Previous fork truck experience;

  • Computer and cloud application experience (Word, Excel, Maximo, etc.);

  • Ability to perform basic mathematical calculations (adding, multiplying, etc.)

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 http://www.brown-forman.com.

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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: Versailles

State: KY

Country: United States

Req Type: Non-exempt

AutoReqId: 3747BR