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Weekend Shift Maintenance Lead Technician

Brown Forman

Location: Trinity, Alabama

Job Type: Full time



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Jack Daniel Cooperage is seeking a Multi-Craft Maintenance Lead Technician to join our manufacturing team in Trinity, Alabama. As a Maintenance Lead Technician you are a member of a team that makes white oak barrels for maturing Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whisky.

A career at Brown-Forman, Jack Daniel Cooperage, is just like a good bottle of bourbon: unique and refined, with a bit of a kick. Making our products from barrel to bottle requires detailed planning along each step. Just like bourbon production, our employees work in many different aspects to create the best possible product. This way, our customers can enjoy the world-class brands we promise to deliver. Here’s the kicker - we, too, get to enjoy this process, just one of the sweet benefits of leading the market with the world’s favorite whiskey. Whether in the ground, in the store, or in the office, we hand pick all of our ingredients in order to be proud of what we achieve.

Our culture at Jack Daniel Cooperage is to foster Personal Growth, Collaboration, Teamwork, Self-Initiative and Problem Solving in a Respectful and Safe Environment where every employee has a high degree of Self-Awareness, Accountability, Credibility, Confidentiality, Integrity, and Professional Ethics.

The pay is $35.50 - $38.50 per hour, with an additional $0.50 shift differential for our off shifts. Weekend shift hours: 6:00am - 6:30pm Friday, Saturday, Sunday (36 hours with 40 hours pay).

Leadership of Weekend Maintenance Technician Team:

In addition to the essential function of the existing Maintenance Technician role, this position will assist the Maintenance Team Leader by encouraging productivity, cost savings, quality, on time delivery, safety and employee morale for Maintenance Technicians on shift. This will be achieved in part by becoming a subject matter expert within the Maintenance Core Process. In addition, this individual will ensure a world class team through training and cross-training. Lead and coach employees in the proper performance of duties. Lead technicians in established standards for sanitation, quality and safety. This position may rotate shifts.

Essential Functions:

  • Responsible for performing preventive maintenance tasks, and completion of associated work orders in e-Maint.

  • Responsible for the documentation and delivery of accurate preventive maintenance status data.

  • Perform electrical, mechanical, HVAC, steam, compressed air, and other maintenance activities on equipment, machinery, plumbing, building facilities, and grounds.

  • Attends and/or participates in seminars, training, and educational activities, as well as on-the-job participation/demonstrations by peers in order to improve maintenance technical capacity.

  • Attend meetings with Operations personnel as required.

  • Participate in Maintenance Department project implementation and process improvement teams.

  • Identify opportunities for decreasing variation and costs of operation in current processing methods,and make recommendations for improving.

  • Perform bench-work repairs in order to maintain equipment spare parts inventory.

  • Identify and document the checking-out of parts needed to perform maintenance tasks from the Store Room.

  • Must perform planned, routine, or emergency mechanical and/or electrical repairs on the building or equipment as assigned by management.

  • Train production operators on the safe operation and minor maintenance of plant equipment.

  • Participate in the development and maintenance of a robust Preventive Maintenance and work order system. This will involve development, prioritization, planning, purchasing parts, scheduling work, and reporting on the status of work orders, including PM’s, safety, emergency, and routine jobs.

  • Entering data into a computerized maintenance management system (eMaint).

  • Adheres to established standards for sanitation, quality and safety.

  • Execution of plant policies and procedures to ensure compliance with Company/Corporate directed EH&S, Quality, and GMP requirements.

  • Must be aware of, willing to conform to, and capable of conforming to the Brown-Forman GMP requirements.

Must Qualifications

  • High school diploma or GED.

  • Minimum of 3 years experience in maintenance in an industrial or manufacturing environment.

  • Minimum of 2 years leadership experience

  • Computer skills – Word, Excel, PowerPoint etc…

  • Comprehensive working knowledge of work order system

  • Comprehensive working knowledge of Preventative Maintenance schedules

  • Must be able to read, write, speak, and understand English well.

  • Ability to communicate effectively with company employees and all levels of management.

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