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Brown-Forman Woodford Reserve Labeler Operator in Versailles, Kentucky

This position will work interchangeably with the other labeler operators to ensure seamless operation of this key element of the bottling line and must be able to work overtime and flex between shifts as needed to support continuity and productivity. When not operating the labeler, this role will perform other critical functions of the bottling operation, including but not limited to uncaser operation, forklift operations, QC, as well as changeover functions. This position will follow standard operating procedures documented and supplied by the company to ensure the correct packaging materials are applied to the bottle. The labeler operator may also be required to perform line start-up duties, reporting for work one hour before shift start, as needed. The Labeler Operator will communicate needs and requirements to team members and set up machines as required for package changes. This position requires the documentation to be completed accurately and on time.

Responsibilities:

Safety/Environmental

  • Promote accident prevention by adhering to all safety guidelines and standards, actively participating in all required training, identifying, communicating and eliminating potential hazards and maintaining consistent communication with Health & Safety Manager and EHS Committee

  • Comply with all EHS procedures as described by the company and OSHA

  • Adhere to all PPE guidelines, including wearing steel toed/slip resistant safety shoes, hair net or ball cap, beard net, hearing protection, safety glasses and gloves, as required

Morale

  • Contribute to a team environment, providing support to other areas of the operation as needed and adapting to change in a positive and professional manner

  • Communicate in a professional and respectful manner at all times and to all colleagues, contractors and visitors

  • Demonstrate strong relationship building skills

  • Actively seek diverse points of view to help make decisions and solve problems

  • Effectively and professionally work with people from a wide range of backgrounds/skills

  • Exhibit an unrelenting focus on results and sense of urgency

  • Demonstrate good judgment and ability to make quick decisions, sometimes “on the fly”

  • Train, coach, and guide Bottling Operators in the tasks required to support Bottling Operations

Quality

  • Partner with the quality team to monitor the quality of production end products, operational performance, quality and area sanitation.

  • Verify accuracy of Labeler setup, label selections and following direction of Process Order / Bill of Material

  • Complete housekeeping and sanitation audits, per schedule

  • Clean and maintain all work areas and all pieces of equipment daily using best housekeeping practices

  • Support Continuous Improvement pillars and team

  • Support, implement, and develop SOP’s to support operations

  • Ensure printed labels are approved for use

Productivity

  • Follow standard operating procedures for operating, changing over and verifying all part numbers associated with the labeler.

  • Provide troubleshooting support and corrective action, partnering with mechanics when appropriate, including autonomous maintenance.

  • When not operating the Labeler, provide support for continuous improvement projects, hand-crafting of specialty packages, housekeeping, inventory control, materials handling, quality audits, shipment preparation, and other duties as required to assist the plant leadership in department operations.

  • Ensure product quality and specify needed equipment maintenance through the work order process.

  • High attention to detail, time management and ability to multitask

  • Maintain status log of pending package completions, quality documents and audit requirements in a timely manner

Drive for Results

  • Exhibit an unrelenting results focus and sense of urgency

  • Demonstrate good judgment and ability to make quick decisions, sometimes “on the fly”

  • Teach, coach, and train fellow team members

  • Exhibit the ability to multi-task and measure results

  • Perform basic maintenance and preventative maintenance as required

  • Clean and maintain all work areas and all pieces of equipment daily using best housekeeping practices

Communication Skills

  • Display strong verbal and written communication skills to a variety of audiences.

  • Communicate in an accurate and timely fashion across all levels of the organization

  • Demonstrate strong relationship building skills

Diversity & Inclusion

  • Actively seek diverse points of view to inform thinking and business decisions

  • Partner with supervisor and plant leadership to build an inclusive work environment

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

Continuous Improvement

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

  • Utilize resources effectively and efficiently

  • Develop short and long range goals in support of operational goals

Team Building

  • Contribute to a team environment, providing support and adaptability

  • Remain focused on the “how” as well as the “what” in the course of performing daily responsibilities

Must Requirements

  • Must be at least 21 years of age and have attained a high school diploma or equivalent

  • Strong troubleshooting skills and collaborative approach to problem-solving

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

  • Proficient technology skills

  • 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.

  • Must wear steel toed safety shoes, ear plugs, safety glasses, hair/beard net, and gloves as necessary.

  • In good standing from attendance (Documented Verbal Warning or below) and performance perspectives

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

Preferred Experience

  • Bottling / Packaging Experience

  • Associate’s degree

  • Team lead or supervisory experience

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-00002201

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.

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