Brown-Forman Jack Daniel's Production Manager (Boiler By-Products) in Lynchburg, Tennessee

Job Description:

Scope of Position:

Responsible for the management of the distillery boiler systems, by-products generation, process water treatment, waste water treatment, and charcoal production to ensure efficient operations within or below established budget requirements of approximately $14 million. Coordinates with and assists the Distillery Operations management to insure operational requirements are satisfied. Direct the activities of around two salary and twenty hourly employees to ensure each understand their role in helping their department meet company and corporate goals and objectives.

Basic Function:

Ensure distillery operational needs are met in the areas of steam generation, stillage management and DDG production, charcoal production, and process and waste water treatment as directed by overall distillery production goals while meeting quality standards. Ensure efficient use of resources.

Respons ibilities:

Coordinates Boiler, Dryhouse, Process Waters, Distillery, and Charcoal Production activities with Distillery Operations to maximize levels of production, quality, and budget adherence.

Execution of plant policies and procedures for areas of responsibility to ensure compliance with all company and corporate directed safety, quality, sanitation/housekeeping, and environmental requirements.

Work with the Maintenance Manager and Engineering Department to ensure adherence to preventative maintenance schedules, efficient planning of maintenance work in conjunction with production schedules, and adherence to budget items in the maintenance areas.

Assists in establishing operational budgets for the three primary departments; Boiler, By-Products, and Charcoal Production. Once established, ensure departments operate within or below their respective budget.

Collect and route all production data for areas of responsibility to site leadership.

Manage the By-Products Sales Department to ensure all by-products; i.e. grain, stillage, and spent charcoal, are removed from the facility in a timely manner.

Evaluate QC data regarding the efficiency of areas of responsibility, determine relevance of data, initiate corrective action, and follow up processes.

Responsible for maintaining a quality inventory of raw materials for Boiler/By-Products operations, including grains and fuels.

Work with distillery Operations Manager in identification and correction of Distillery, Boiler/By-Products, and Charcoal Production operation problems.

Must Requirements (including any physical requirements):

Greater than 5 years in depth production/plant operation experience or greater than 5 years’ experience in boiler operation along with supervisory experience

BS Degree in a related field or equivalent experience.

Computer skills – including spreadsheets, word processing, communications, etc.

Demonstrated oral and written communication skills

Mechanical aptitude

Demonstrated leadership skills

Maintain awareness and demonstrates willingness to conform to all hygiene and sanitation requirements as detailed in the Quality Standards.

Preferred Requirements:

MS Degree in a related field.

Greater than 5 years distillery operations experience including water treatment, process monitoring and by-products processing

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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Business Area: Global Production

City: Lynchburg

State: TN

Country: United States

Req Type: Exempt

AutoReqId: 4453BR