Brown-Forman 2nd Shift Processing Operator in Versailles, Kentucky

Job Description:

Job Description Summary

Support 2nd shift processing operations, including entering and removing barrels from warehouses, dumping barrels and processing liquid. Will operate a forklift or truck; will cut whiskey tanks and record information in accordance with operating procedures. Inventory management responsibilities including but not limited to accurately logging inventory movements, executing cycle counts and entering batch dumps into SAP. May fill and store barrels per guidelines and select/transport aged barrels. Maintain high degree of flexibility to support overtime work, vacation and off-shift coverage, as determined by the business needs of our multi-shift operation.


  • Productivity: Perform tasks associated with entering and removing barrels from warehouses. Collect samples of barreled whiskey, perform processing operations. Performs general sanitation duties and other tasks as assigned and job conditions require. Supports processing and warehousing activities along with bottling to ensure required volumes and types of whiskies are ready per the bottling schedule.

  • Quality: Be a Champion of quality in all areas of the operation, following all SOPs and attending to area sanitation. Requires partnership with Quality Control.

  • Safety: Be a Champion of safety, following all safety procedures and holding teammates accountable for doing the same. Provide feedback to improve safety culture, partnering with safety committee as appropriate.


  • Performs tasks associated with processing liquid, including entering and removing barrels from the warehouse

  • Collects samples of barreled whiskey

  • Performs general sanitation duties and other tasks as assigned and job conditions required

Continuous Improvement

  • Explores innovation in terms of technology, people, processes and systems

  • Utilizes resources effectively

Drive for Results

  • Prioritizes and executes tasks independently

  • Exhibits an unrelenting results focus; sense of urgency and initiative

  • Demonstrates good judgment and ability to make quick decisions – sometimes “on the fly”

  • Ability to multi-task and measure results

  • Performs maintenance and preventative maintenance as required

  • Cleans and maintains all work areas and all pieces of equipment daily following cGMPs


  • Ability to deliver accurate and timely communications, various forms, to a wide variety of audiences

  • Strong relationship builder

  • Sensitive to feelings of others

  • Demonstrated listening and comprehension skills.

Diversity & Inclusion

  • Actively contributes to a work environment where leveraging diversity and inclusion occurs naturally

  • Ability to work with people from a wide range of backgrounds/skills


  • Positively contributes toward a team environment, providing support and demonstrating adaptability

  • Shows enthusiasm, encourages input through motivation and inclusion and focuses on the “how” as well as the “what”

Must Requirements

  • Ability to work overtime and flex between shifts and sites as needed

  • Ability to perform simple mathematical calculations (add, multiply, subtract, etc.)

  • Ability to do frequent walking, bending, stooping, twisting, reaching upward/downward, crouching, and ascending/descending stairs/ramps/ ladders

  • Ability to push and pull over 100 lbs.

  • Ability to enter tight and restricted areas

  • Ability to work under varied environmental conditions, including cold and heat

  • Must wear steel toed safety shoes and all other required PPE

  • Proficient technology skills – Microsoft, Google, etc.

Preferred Experience

  • SAP proficiency

  • Lab experience

  • Bachelor's or associate's degree

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: Versailles

State: KY

Country: United States

Req Type: Non-exempt

AutoReqId: 4558BR