Production Team Member

Brown Forman

Location: Louisville, Kentucky

Job Type: Full time



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Job Description Summary
Brown-Forman is hiring several team members for their production team to support and work in the Brown-Forman Distillery Operations. These are career opportunities for individuals with a strong manufacturing background in a fast-paced production environment.
The scope of the role of production operators is to ensure daily equipment operation in the areas of bottling, processing, distilling and warehousing with a focus on producing high quality, on-time and cost-efficient products. Each operator will participate in activities to promote continuous improvement across all departments. This role will be part of a high performing operational team, responsible for a proactive approach toward creating and maintaining safe work conditions and practices.

Duties include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Maintaining continuous distilling and bottling operations across multiple shifts, role and/or departments. Departments may include: Bottling, Processing, Distilling, Shipping, Barrel Warehouse, Facilities
  • Participate in continuous improvement teams across the operation to improve key performance indicators.
  • Monitor and operate automatic equipment, clean production area, and maintain sanitation standards
  • Perform tasks of classification as assigned including all packaging equipment and related machinery
  • Perform other tasks as assigned
  • Physical Ability requirements may include: frequent standing, climbing, ascending/descending, walking, bending, stooping, and twisting
  • Ability to lift, push, and carry 50 - 100 pounds

Must Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Must have basic math skills
  • Ability to perceive quality of work, read material and review documents; receive and follow instructions
  • 1-3 year’s production experience, manufacturing experience or equivalent type work
  • Ability to troubleshoot issues and identify proper resources, perform quality checks, and conduct daily sanitation
  • Ability to work any shift and overtime as necessary
  • Must possess good interpersonal skills and be a team player
  • Must comply with stringent safety requirements including the use of Personal Protective Equipment, LOTO, etc.
  • Must pass drug & alcohol screening, background check, physical abilities, mechanical aptitude and other testing as required
  • Must be 21 years of age or older.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Associates Degree or better
  • Computer skills including MS Word, MS Excel, G-Suite, SAP
  • TPM experience
  • Forklift certification/experience
  • Distillery or bottling operations experience
  • Starting salary is $21.24.

This is a union environment, and you will either be on a second (3:00pm-11:30pm, Monday through Friday) or third shift (11:30pm-7:00AM, Sunday through Thursday.

Shift differential is 40 cents for afternoon and 50 cents for the evening.

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