Brown-Forman 3rd Shift Multicraft Mechanic - Woodford Reserve Distillery in Versailles, Kentucky

Job Description:

Basic Function:

Provide general and preventative maintenance and repair of all production equipment, systems and facilities on 3rd shift. Support new equipment and machinery installation, facilities upgrades / redesigns and give input on new equipment and facilities upgrades. Work overtime and across shifts as needed to support seamless operation.



  • Troubleshoot and repair mechanical and electrical systems and manufacturing equipment such as motors, pumps, conveying systems, hydraulics and pneumatics.

  • Leverage Maximo work order system to track maintenance of the operation in order to identify replacement timelines and manage workflow and productivity

  • Resolve equipment issues by analyzing discrepancies, identifying repair parts and coordinating parts purchase(s) with Maintenance Coordinator

  • Diagnose and repair electrical problems

  • Troubleshoot, identify and repair issues with PLC systems

  • Maintain and repair facilities systems, including compressed air, boiler and fire suppression

  • Identify and repair issues within grain handling, mashing and distillation systems

  • Provide preventative maintenance and problem resolution for barrel handling equipment as well as general maintenance for all air-handling units

  • Partner with other members of the maintenance team to complete all repairs and project work on time and on budget

  • Maintain a clean and organized spare parts supply area

Continuous Improvement

  • Participate in TPM/Continuous Improvement teams to identify and apply innovative solutions to optimize technology, people, processes and systems

  • Utilize resources effectively


  • Promote accident prevention by eliminating potential hazards and incorporating proper body mechanics in training procedures

  • Provide feedback and suggestions to improve ergonomics in the core process

  • Fully support Environmental Health & Safety Committee initiatives

Diversity & Inclusion

  • Actively seek diverse points of view to assist in problem-solving and team building

  • Partner effectively with people from a wide range of backgrounds/skills

Must Requirements:

  • Able to work 3rd shift and overtime, as well as flex to other shifts as needed for vacation/leave coverage

  • Associates Degree or equivalent vocational training or work experience.

  • Demonstrated experience in both single and three-phase electrical systems

  • Fluent in basic mechanical and electrical terms, equipment characteristics, and facilities maintenance terms

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and ability to manage through issue resolution.

  • Able to anticipate roadblocks and issues that could derail a job

  • Proficient in reading technical drawings and diagrams

  • Extremely well-organized and able to multitask

  • Assertive and detailed in follow-up regarding parts and service deliveries. Willing to “go up the ladder” to get the desired result.

  • Proficient in multiple technology platforms, including Maximo, and Microsoft office products.

Preferred Experience:

  • Consumer packaging experience

  • Arc flash trained

  • Welding experience

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: 3782BR