Brown-Forman Processing Operator in Versailles, Kentucky

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.

  • Productivity

  • 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 – look at internal/external resources;

  • Develop/plan short and long range objectives in support of Company.

  • Drive for results

  • Ability to prioritize and execute tasks independently;

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

  • Good judgment and ability to make quick decisions – sometimes “on the fly”;

  • Ability to multi-task and measure results;

  • Perform maintenance and preventative maintenance as required;

  • Clean and maintain 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;

  • Relationship builder;

  • Sensitive to feelings of others;

  • 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.

  • Teamwork

  • Creates team environment, provides support and 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 - no exceptions

  • Strong attendance

  • No active documented performance or policy violations

  • All training and paperwork must be up-to-date

  • Computer skills – Word, Excel, etc.

Preferred Experience

  • SAP proficiency

  • Laboratory Testing

  • Associates degree; however, work experience will be considered in lieu of a degree.

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: Kentucky

Country: USA

Req ID: JR-00000165