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Brown-Forman Plant Production Leader - B-F Distillery - Day Shift in Louisville, Kentucky

Responsible for productivity, cost, quality, on time delivery, safety, and employee morale in distillery operation. Schedule daily and weekly production activities and assign duties and responsibilities for up to 12 Distillery Operators as operations require. Lead and coach employees in the proper performance of duties, provide training and address performance issues. Provide for employee administration and support including vacation and absence programs, monitoring time and attendance. Control labor costs and expenditures and supervise operations within department productivity targets and budget. Supervise operations to achieve established standards for sanitation, quality, and safety. Partner with Distillery Maintenance for the specification and prioritization of plant’s maintenance repair parts, the plant work order system, the plant preventive maintenance program, the scheduling, and coordination of capital and major maintenance projects. Responsible for understanding the current Collective Bargaining Agreement and managing to its guidelines.

Day Shift - Monday-Friday

What You Can Expect

Safety/Environmental: Maintain a safe work environment and promote accident prevention by eliminating potential hazards. Knowledge of and adherence to federal, state, and local regulations. Provides a work environment that complies with all safety and regulatory requirements in relationship to employee’s contractors, products, and customers. Manages environmental and safety issues ethically. Requires partnership with Plant Safety Coordinator, Quest Team, Corporate Safety leaders, employees, and Environmental departments.

Quality: Monitor the quality of production and supervise operations to achieve targeted standards and parameters for quality and sanitation. Has ability to understand/interpret results as it relates to business impact; has ability to interpret/understand raw material, in process material, and finished product. Requires partnership with Quality Control and Maintenance department leaders to achieve success.

Productivity: Monitor, address, and record downtime for all employees in Distillery areas; ability to investigate equipment and system failures; do root cause analysis and develop and implement continuous improvement solutions; ensure product quality and provide supervision and direction of off-shift mechanics and electricians as required through partnership with Maintenance Team and work order system. Handle multiple tasks on a daily basis including projects, cost saving measures, and advance planning. Understands and is able to provide guidance to operators and mechanics on distillery equipment, by-products equipment, grain handling systems, environmental control systems, and building and grounds systems. Has the ability to design, modify, and optimize/implement existing plant work processes. Requires partnership with Maintenance, Operations, and Finance.

Delivery: Oversees production and delivery of Cistern Tanks to warehouse operations as well as mash deliveries to the Old Forester Distillery. Manage monthly and annual inventory counts.

Cost: Monitor and provide data and analysis to Distillery Production Manager the usage of materials, labor requirements, capital needs and overhead associated with operations. Participate in budget development, labor/overhead budget, scope development, justification, and cost savings projects. Requires partnership with Finance and Plant Manager.

We Are Looking For People Who

Have a Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Biology, or Related Field and 2-5 years people management experience in a manufacturing environment. Combination of education and experience will be considered.

• Ability to work across various shifts but may vary.

• Ability to work weekends and be on-call for the facility

• Systems proficiency

• Familiarity with Safety and Quality processes

Preferred Experience & Education:

Education: College/University (Bachelors or Equivalent); Chemical Engineering

Experience: 5 or more years of manufacturing experience in a union environment.

Specific Distillery Manufacturing Experience:

• Knowledge of operation/maintenance of boilers, familiarity with motors, pumps, and associated process related equipment.

• Inventory Management of grains and chemicals.

• Knowledge of electrical distribution and control systems.

• Knowledge of chemistry and physics as applied to distillery, plant, and power

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: Louisville

State: Kentucky

Country: USA

Req ID: JR-00004081