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Bulk Operator - Lesmahagow

Job Name

Bulk Operator - Lesmahagow


United Kingdom




Operations - Supply Chain - Logistics - Procurement

Reporting Line:

Shift Lead

Job type:

Full time

Lead recruiter:

Sian Illston

About the role

Your Opportunity

A Bulk Operator processes spirit to meet the Company’s filling, blending and bottling requirements, including the operation of designated machinery, equipment and data systems. The nature of this role is varied and the ideal candidate will be flexible, performing all site operations required to meet site plan, including but not limited to:
  • Cask preparation
  • Warehouse operations
  • Cask disgorging
  • Cask filling
  • Control Room operations
  • Tanker operations
  • Any other relevant tasks to meet site plan.
This role will be shift work (subject to change).


With our Consumer at the heart, your key focus will be to:
  • Understand and adhere to delivery schedules, warehousing and blend center programmes.
  • Carry out filling and disgorging of bulk spirit into/from casks 
  • Operate and maintain designated machinery, including FLT’s, attachments, scanners, strapping machine etc.
  • Operate workstations and carry out the various defined tasks as appropriate.
  • Participate in effective and accurate data capture and operation of the whisky inventory system.
  • Actively pursue the maximization of production output in accordance with agreed efficiencies.
  • Assist in achieving production levels while ensuring Health & Safety regulations are followed
  • Comply with Customs and Excise requirements and legislation and ensure that any discrepancies are monitored and reported immediately.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to the Company’s quality standards including working in problem solving groups and participating in Total Quality processes, as necessary.
  • Actively participate in the continuous improvement of the site and activities, suggesting alterations as appropriate
  • Maintain complete flexibility of operations across Warehousing and Blending activities.
  • Actively participate in Company Training and Development Initiatives and Communication Briefings as appropriate.
  • Ensure that proper housekeeping standards and cleaning of work environment is adhered to.
  • Carry out training of others as required.
  • Carry out any reasonable request that will further improve the performance of the team. 
  • Adherence to plan
  • Processing and supplying spirit to production lines in accordance with quality specifications and production plan
  • Correctly account for all spirit stocks
  • Report NEMO’s as necessary; Ensure safety of colleagues, contractors, and guests by pointing out potential risks

Skills and Experience

The Skills & Experience needed to create your legacy
  • Previous FLT (counterbalance) experience
  • Full valid UK driving license
  • Relevant IT systems experience (Microsoft Office, DRAMS, EMCS, Flowlog, PCS7)
  • Knowledge of cask handling, repair and management
  • Experience of tanker operations
  • Previous exposure to product quality management systems 
  • Knowledge of production planning systems
  • Prior experience of EHS systems in relation to flammable liquids
  • Familiarity with whisky processes would be an advantage
Personal Qualities
  • Lives the 3 F’s with integrity – Fearless, acts with a Founders’ Mentality, treats others like Family
  • Flexible in the tasks assigned within bulk area
  • Team player and collaborator – willing to help others when needed 
  • Looks for ways for team/processes to improve
  • Health & Safety mindset

Our culture

We share the passion and entrepreneurial flair of our founder and are guided by our three culture pillars - Fearless, Family and Founders, they inspire our Primos to be the best they can be and drive us forward in all we do. But what does this mean?

·       Being Fearless; means adopting an agile mindset, being comfortable trying new things and taking risks. We are empowered to question, challenge and innovate.

·       Family; We treat each other, and our communities, like Family. Always.

·       Founders; The spirit of entrepreneurship is at the heart of everything we do. We see the business as if it’s our own. We do the right thing for the business and we all take accountability for our work.

When you join Bacardi, you become part of our family and gain more than just a job.

Disclaimer: Bacardi is an equal opportunity employer that values workforce diversity. Diversity is core to our business: by embedding diversity into all aspects of our culture, we maximize the opportunity to achieve sustainable business success and growth. The duties and responsibilities described in the role profile might not be a comprehensive list.