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Brown-Forman Distillery Operator - Night Shift (8 PM - 8 AM, 4-Day Rotation) in Versailles, Kentucky

Meaningful Work From Day One

The distillery operator will perform all duties related to milling, yeasting, mashing, fermentation, distillation, and barrel filling under minimal supervision in accordance with standard operating procedures and government regulations. Monitor boiler operations, respond to alarms and troubleshoot issues with maintenance support. This role will work overtime and/or alternate schedules to ensure coverage for planned and unplanned absences as required.

What You Can Expect

  • Perform all aspects of grain unloading, milling, yeasting, mashing, fermentation,

  • distillation, and barrel fill operations per the standard operating procedures

  • Monitor boiler room operations and collaborate with maintenance team to resolve issues

  • Monitor by-products levels and coordinate and execute tanker load out according to schedule

  • Leverage distillery schedule to ensure proper time for fermentation and distillation

  • Closely track plant metrics and operational performance, responding and troubleshooting alarms and resolving issues

  • Ensure all three pot distillation processes meet regulatory requirements and adhere to the standard operating procedures, maintaining accurate records and specified proof

  • Assist in barrel unload, inspect and cooper barrels as needed prior to and during barrel fill, and assist in loading the barrel truck

  • Perform general sanitation duties and other tasks as assigned and job conditions require

What You Bring to the Table

  • High school diploma or equivalent

  • Must be at least 21 years of age

  • Strong attention to detail and ability to manage time and work with minimal supervision

  • Strong analytical and decision making skills

  • Demonstrated ability to perform mathematical calculations (add, multiply, subtract, etc.)

  • Proficient in Google Suite (Sheets, Forms, Mail, etc.)

  • Physically able to walk, bend, stoop, twist, reach upward/downward, crouch, and ascend/descend stairs/ramps/ ladders, including climbing heights up to 40 or 50 feet, repeatedly over the course of each nightly shift

  • Physically able to push and pull over 100 pounds and able to tolerate exposure to the following conditions: cold, heat, coal conveyor & height (40’-50’)

What Makes You Unique

  • Previous distillery experience

  • Associate’s or bachelor’s degree in chemistry, biology or other related science discipline

  • Experience with the Salesforce platform

Who We Are

We believe great people build great brands. And we know there is Nothing Better in the Market than a career at Brown-Forman. Being a part of Brown-Forman means you will grow both personally and professionally. You will have the opportunity to solve problems, seize opportunities, and generate bold ideas. You will belong to a place where teamwork matters and where you are encouraged to bring your best self to work.

Many Spirits, One Brown‑Forman- We believe that an inclusive culture, one that values the diversity and unique perspective of each individual, allows us each to bring our best self to work and leads to greater teamwork, creativity, and trust.

Cultivating a Caring Culture- We know that our strong culture is one of the many reasons people love working at Brown‑Forman.

Enriching Life. Enriching Careers- At Brown‑Forman, we craft products known for bringing people together. Our employees have made us what we are today and are the reason for our success. Do not just take our word for it. Brown‑Forman is consistently recognized as a Great Place to Work® in countries around the world.

What We Offer

Total Rewards at Brown-Forman is designed to engage our people to ensure sustainable and profitable growth for generations to come. As a premium spirits company, we offer equitable pay structures for individual and company performance alongside a premium employee experience. We offer a range of premium benefits that reflect our company values and meet the needs of our diverse workforce.

The Hourly rate for this position will be $27.00 per hour plus a shift premium of $0.50.

The shift is 8:00pm to 8:00am, four days on four days off.

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 Supply Chain

City: Versailles

State: Kentucky

Country: USA

Req ID: JR-00007023