Brown-Forman Distillery Operator - Slane Distillery in Meath, Ireland
The Distillery Operator performs all production processes at the Slane Distillery. The position requires self-managed, self-directed personnel with above average technical and people skills. The operator will be cross-trained in all aspects of the distillery and is expected to have the ability to complete the job at hand in a safe, efficient, and quality-oriented manner. The Distillery Operator is also expected to maintain equipment, trouble-shoot problems, follow directions and procedures, possess a positive attitude in the presence of the public and work well with other operators. Work will be performed initially on a day shift basis, but as production volumes increase, expect operations to move to multi-shift.
Perform multiple and diverse production duties in the distillery and spirits store (i.e. grain receiving and handling, milling, mashing, fermentation, distillation, by-product handling, barrel filling and disgorging, blending, basic barrel repair and raw materials handling.)
Conduct various quality control tests and procedures (e.g. temperature, alcohol content, grain sieve analysis, chemical analysis, etc.) to assure that incoming raw materials, work-in-progress and finished product meet the desired quality requirements.
Effective, orderly and accurate record keeping of operational activities and test results.
Perform general maintenance, preventive maintenance, sanitation and general clean-up functions pertaining to production tools and equipment. Assist maintenance personnel when needed.
Effectively troubleshoot and resolve operational problems when they occur. Consult with the Production Manager, Plant Technician and QC Manager when situations exist that require collective reasoning.
Read, comprehend, and comply with all production operation directives and procedures.
Maintain and service plant buildings, grounds, facilities and utilities equipment as needed.
Conduct all work in a safe and responsible manner following the plant’s rules and regulations
Communicate effectively in both verbal and written forms using email and computer programs (Word, Excel) to other members of the Slane Castle Distillery staff and with guests to the facility, as needed.
Complement other plant operations as needed.
Assist in developing and updating SOP’s.
Leaving Certificate or equivalent. Further technical or engineering qualifications would be advantageous.
Five years of work experience in a manufacturing operation or in an environment that requires and develops a disciplined work ethic and good technical, automation and hands-on skills; or three years equivalent education/experience.
Naturally inclined to work in a safe manner, following procedures, using appropriate PPE and looking out for own and colleague’s welfare.
The ability to communicate effectively in both verbal and written form using computers and email. Good interpersonal skills.
Demonstrated mathematical skills for basic calculations and experience of basic numerical spreadsheets.
Demonstrated basic analytic aptitude to determine whether raw materials, work-in-progress and finished goods meet acceptable quality standards.
Capable of trouble-shooting process and technical issues as they arise.
Demonstrated ability to perform in a self-directed and self-motivated environment.
Will be required to wear Personal Protective Equipment including steel-toed shoes as a condition of employment.
Ability to work flexible schedule and overtime to meet demands.
Complete in-house and external training programs when required.
Fork Lift Driver’s license would be advantageous (or training will be provided).
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
Req ID: JR-00001034