Brown-Forman Maintenance Technician A in Spencer, Indiana

Job Description:


The Maintenance Technician (A) is responsible for the general maintenance and repair of all production equipment, systems and facilities. In addition, the maintenance employee may be involved in new equipment and machinery installations, equipment and facilities upgrades and redesigns, and the recommendation and selection of new equipment and facilities changes. These employees will be utilized as technical trainers, and as such, will be involved in the training of Operators in the safe operation and minor maintenance of machinery. They may also function as Maintenance Planners on a rotating basis.

Essential Functions

  • Responsible for performing preventive maintenance tasks, and completion of associated work orders in Maximo.

  • Responsible for the documentation and delivery of accurate preventive maintenance status data.

  • Perform electrical, mechanical, steam, compressed air, and other maintenance activities on equipment, machinery, plumbing, building facilities, and grounds.

  • Attends and/or participates in seminars, training, and educational activities, as well as on-the-job participation/demonstrations by peers in order to improve maintenance technical capacity.

  • Attend meetings with Operations personnel as required.

  • Participate in Maintenance Department project implementation and process improvement teams.

  • Identify opportunities for decreasing variation and costs of operation in current processing methods, and make recommendations for improving.

  • Perform bench-work repairs in order to maintain equipment spare parts inventory.

  • Identify and document the checking-out of parts needed to perform maintenance tasks from the Store Room.

  • Must perform planned, routine, or emergency mechanical and/or electrical repairs on the building or equipment as assigned by management.

  • Train production operators on the safe operation and minor maintenance of plant equipment.

  • Participate in the development and maintenance of a robust Preventive Maintenance and work order system. This will involve development, prioritization, planning, purchasing parts, scheduling work, and reporting on the status of work orders, including PM’s, safety, emergency, and routine jobs.

  • Entering data into a Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS).

Specialized Skills Required

  • General mechanical aptitude and knowledge of the installation, maintenance and repair of manufacturing equipment such as motors, pumps, conveying systems, hydraulics and pneumatics. Ability to troubleshoot and repair mechanical, electrical, pneumatic, and hydraulic equipment.

  • Excellent welding skills.

  • Strong electrical abilities and knowledge of both single and three-phase electrical systems and the ability to diagnose basic electrical problems and replace motors and equipment .

  • Knowledge of PLC and facilities systems such as lighting, water and plumbing and the ability to maintain and repair these systems.

  • Identification of required spare parts for plant equipment. Data entry of this information into the Stores Inventory System.

Must Requirements

  • High school diploma or GED.

  • Employee must be able to read, write, speak, and understand English well.

  • Ability to communicate effectively with company employees and all levels of management.

  • 5 Years previous experience in maintenance in an industrial or manufacturing environment.

  • A command of basic math skills including counting, adding, subtracting, precision measurement, etc.

  • Ability to pass a drug screen and a background check

  • Ability to work weekends and daily overtime as needed.

  • General knowledge of PC operations.

  • Ability to perform Maintenance Planning role. Participate in creation, planning, scheduling, implementation, and follow-up on PM’s, corrective work orders, and emergency work orders.

  • Certifications in welding

  • Physical Requirements: full body mobility and the ability to move about in a production environment and perform the following tasks for periods of 8 – 10 hr, to include:

  • Standing

  • Bending, squatting, stooping, pushing, pulling, climbing and twisting on an occasional basis.

  • Lifting and carrying up to 50 pounds from the ground to waist height and pushing, pulling and maneuvering up to 100 pounds on an occasional basis.

  • Ability to work in confined spaces and in a non-environmentally controlled workplace, working at varying heights and in the outdoors.

Preferred Requirements

  • Associate’s Degree from an accredited Institute of Higher Learning in one of the following disciplines: Industrial Maintenance, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration, Electrical/Electronics Technology, Machine Shop, Welding.

  • A journeyman’s or accredited electrical certification.

  • Experience in woodworking facility.

  • Pipe fitting / machinist experience.

  • Past experience with a CMMS.

  • Basic knowledge of mainframe computer systems.

  • Past experience in a Maintenance Planner role.

  • Experience in identifying, quoting, and purchasing spare parts and materials.

About Brown-Forman:


For more than 145 years, Brown-Forman Corporation has enriched the experience of life by responsibly building fine quality beverage alcohol brands, including Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey, Jack Daniel’s & Cola, Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey, Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Fire, Gentleman Jack, Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel, Finlandia, Korbel, el Jimador, Woodford Reserve, Old Forester, Canadian Mist, Herradura, New Mix, Sonoma-Cutrer, Early Times, Chambord, BenRiach and GlenDronach. Brown-Forman’s brands are supported by nearly 4,600 employees and sold in approximately 160 countries worldwide

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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: Spencer

State: IN

Country: United States

Req Type: Non-exempt

AutoReqId: 4231BR