Brown-Forman Distillery Operator in Meath, Ireland
Who is Brown-Forman
For nearly 150 years, Brown-Forman Corporation has enriched the experience of life by responsibly building fine quality beverage alcohol brands, including Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey, Jack Daniel’s & Cola, Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey, Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Fire, Gentleman Jack, Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel, Finlandia, el Jimador, Woodford Reserve, Chambord, BenRiach, GlenDronach, Slane and Fords Gin. Brown-Forman’s brands are supported by approximately 4,700 employees and sold in more than 170 countries worldwide.
Created with the barrel-raising art and whiskey-making expertise of the Brown Family and born on the historic grounds of the Conyngham Family, our award-winning Slane Whiskey brings the legacies of two historic families together for generations to come.
Meaningful Work From Day One
Slane Distillery is a state-of-the-art purpose-built distillery producing all three Irish Whiskey types (Malt, Pot Still and Grain). The Distillery Operator performs all production processes at the Slane Castle Distillery. The position requires self-managed, self-directed personnel with above average technical and people skills. The operator will be cross-trained in all aspects of the distillery and is expected to have the ability to complete the job at hand in a safe, efficient, and quality-oriented manner. The Distillery Operator is also expected to maintain equipment, trouble-shoot problems, follow directions and procedures, possess a positive attitude in the presence of the public and work well with other operators. Work will be performed initially on a single shift basis, but as production volumes increase during 2022 it is planned that operations move to multi-shift. Сandidates interested in part-time or job-sharing positions as operators are also considered.
What You Can Expect
Perform multiple and diverse production duties in the distillery and spirits store (i.e. grain receiving and handling, milling, mashing, fermentation, distillation, by-product handling, barrel filling and disgorging, blending, wastewater treatment plant operation and raw materials handling.)
Conduct various quality control test and procedures (i.e. temperatures, ABV levels, grain quantities, volumes, Wash data, water & wastewater analysis etc.) to assure that incoming raw materials, work-in-progress, finished product and ancillary distillery processes meet the desired standards.
Perform general maintenance, preventive maintenance, sanitation, and general clean-up functions pertaining to production tools and equipment. Assist maintenance personnel when needed.
Effectively troubleshoot and resolve operational problems when they occur. Consult with the Distillery Manager, Quality Manager and Plant Maintenance Technician when situations exist that require collective reasoning.
Read, comprehend, and comply with all production operation directives and procedures.
Maintain and service plant buildings, grounds, facilities, and utilities equipment as needed.
Conduct all work in a safe and responsible manner following the plant’s rules and regulations
Communicate effectively in both verbal and written forms using email and computer programs to other members of the Slane Castle Distillery staff and with guests to the facility, as needed.
Assist in developing and updating SOP’s.
What You Bring to the Table
Several years of work experience in a manufacturing operation or in an environment that requires and develops a disciplined work ethic and good technical or “hands-on” skills; or two to three years equivalent education/experience.
Ability to communicate effectively in both verbal and written form using computers and email. Good interpersonal skills.
Ability to work a flexible schedule and overtime to meet demands.
Nothing Better in the Market
Total Rewards at Brown-Forman is designed to engage our people to ensure our sustainable and profitable growth for generations to come. As a premium spirits company, we offer premium and equitable pay & bonus for individual and company performance. We offer a range of premium benefits that reflect our company values and meet the needs of our diverse workforce.
At Slane Distillery, we can offer a competitive benefits package including, but not limited to, medical insurance, product samples, private pension plan and vacation days above the statutory, along with global career opportunities.
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
Req ID: JR-00003862