Industrial Maintenance Technician

Brown Forman

Location: Louisville, Kentucky

Job Type: Full time



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Job Description Summary
Brown-Forman is hiring a mechanic to support and work in the Brown-Forman Distillery and Louisville Bottling Operation. The duties of Mechanic include, but are not limited to the following: Preparation, modification, maintenance of plant equipment. Repair breakdowns, preventive maintenance on machines, modify equipment, assist in line operation, and order parts as directed for task inventory.

ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS: Ability to lift/push/pull up to 80 lbs; ability to perform range of mobility such as stooping, twisting, climbing, and hand assembly of items. Exposure to heat, cold, moving mechanical hazards; heights. Required to wear steel toed safety shoes (no exceptions); safety glasses/goggles, hair net/hat and earplugs.

The Qualified Mechanic will have demonstrated the necessary aptitude for the work by passing a non-verbal, non-written, task-oriented Selection-Evaluation Program to determine if he or she has the mechanical instinct to perform satisfactorily as an industrial or maintenance mechanic plus a minimum of 5 years experience. He or she will be able to complete for evaluation a skills demonstration exhibiting proficiency in the following areas:

  • Welding: Shielded metal, Arc (both vertical and overhead) Oxyacetylene; Heliarc, & Mig.

  • Machine Shop Equipment: Ability to operate a lathe, milling machine, and surface grinder to pre-described specifications as dictated by mechanical print.

  • Pipe Work: Ability to solder copper piping; thread and install black, brass, and stainless steel piping in a proficient manner. Familiarity with working on steam and condensate systems and piping.

  • Pumps: Experience and working knowledge of centrifugal, reciprocating and pneumatic pumps including replacement of bearings, diaphragms and mechanical seals, positive displacement, diaphragm.

  • Hydraulics: Have experience in and a good working knowledge of pumps, motors, valves and cylinders.

  • Ability to troubleshoot hydraulic systems.

  • Employee Involvement and Quality Principles: Knowledge of and experience working in a team environment; knowledge of quality system principles.

  • Packaging Line and Material Handling Equipment: Have experience in troubleshooting and repair of same under production conditions.

  • Forklift Equipment: Have experience and ability to perform preventive maintenance, repairs and adjustments to lift truck equipment. Ability to operate a forklift, man lifts, and other equipment.

  • Comfortable working in tight spaces and performing First Aid.


  • Experience maintaining and troubleshooting pneumatic and hydraulic devices and systems (pumps, valves, piping, etc.)

  • Experience with machine shop equipment to include Mills, Lathes, Presses, and Surface Grinders to a prescribed specification as dictated by mechanical print

  • Experience with basic welding techniques and metal fabrication, including Mig, Tig, and Stick

  • Ability to prepare, modify, maintain plant equipment. Repair breakdowns, preventative maintenance on machines, and modify equipment.

  • Experience with threading and installing black and brass pipe in a proficient manner

  • Proficiency in use of personal computer

  • Ability to work in a team environment and be self-motivated

  • Ability to perceive quality of work, read material and review documents; receive instructions


  • 5 years experience as a mechanic/machinist working with process manufacturing equipment, strong education and work background in processing or manufacturing equipment troubleshooting, adjustment, repair and controls

  • Must be available to work overtime as necessary; must be able to work all shifts

  • Must have a high school diploma or equivalent

  • Must pass drug & alcohol screening, Physical Abilities Test, and other testing as required; ability to lift and carry 80 pounds

  • Must appreciate and support stringent safety requirements including the use of Personal Protective Equipment, LOTO, etc.

    Must be 21 years of age or older.

    It is a union environment so shift preference is based on seniority. The shifts are 1st: 6:30am-3:00pm (Monday through Friday), 2nd: 2:30pm-11:00pm (Monday through Friday) and 3rd: 10:30pm-7:00AM (Sunday through Thursday).

    Starting salary is $29.95 per hour.

    Brown-Forman is committed to equality of opportunity in all aspects of employment.

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