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Distillery Operator (2nd Shift) - Angel's Envy

Job Name

Distillery Operator (2nd Shift) - Angel's Envy


United States of America


Louisville, KY



Reporting Line:

Distillery Supervisor

Job type:

Full time

Lead recruiter:

Kimberly Lowery

About the role

Living our Values and demonstrating high Learning Agility will be fundamental not only for success in this role, but also for potential growth to other roles across Louisville Distilling Company in the future. 

We have a clearly defined Leadership Excellence framework, and you will be expected to be a role model of all 6 elements:
  • Focus Externally to Win
  • Drive Execution & Results
  • Lead Strategically & Know your Business
  • Make the Matrix Work
  • Lead by Example
  • Develop and Inspire Talent


With our Consumer at the heart, your key focus will be to:
  • Perform all distillery functions, including but not limited to: Operation, sanitation, housekeeping, and recordkeeping in the following areas
    • Grain - unloading, inspection & analysis
    • Mashing & Fermentation – mash cooks, fermenter sets, beer chemistry/analysis, yeast preparation
    • Distillation – beer well charging, distillation start up and shutdown, monitoring, sensory
    • New Barrel Filling – gauging, filling barrels
    • Utilities – Boiler Operation, Cooing Water Monitoring
    • By-Products – Thick and Thin Stillage handling and Loading to Tanker
    • Miscellaneous – Barrel handling, PLC/HMI operation, 1st Level Equipment Maintenance, Grounds keeping
  • Actively participate in the continuous improvement of Distillery operations and activities
  • Liaise with work colleagues and share responsibilities during operations
  • Identify maintenance requirements and potential plant failure and effectively communicate to the Distillery Supervisor or in his absence the Maintenance Supervisor

Skills and Experience

The Skills & Experience needed to create your legacy
  • Ability to focus, stay organized and multi-task. 
  • Attention to detail and ability to grasp technical information.
  • Ability to become forklift certified.
  • Ability and willingness to work hands on in all aspects of the job, in other words “be prepared to get dirty”.
  • Ability to lift 75 lbs. and perform all physical aspects of the job such as bending, squatting, etc.
  • Moderate mechanical skills.
  • Moderate computer and software skills. 
  • Work weekends and evenings as required.
  • 1 to 3 years of experience in distillery or spirits industry
  • Education or background in scientific or laboratory setting
Personal Qualities
  • Belonging: You have a strong capacity to create a culture of ‘Belonging’, where people feel appreciated for who they are, what they do, and who they can become
  • Self-Awareness: You have high levels of self-awareness, are reflective and know yourself well, understanding both your own strengths and weaknesses and your impact on others
  • People Agility: You bring a deep ability to understand and relate to people and navigate through tough situations to harness and multiply collective performance
  • Results Agility: You demonstrate consistent delivery of results in first-time situations by inspiring teams, exhibiting a presence that builds confidence in yourself and others. 
  • Mental Agility: You can think critically to penetrate complex problems and expand the possibilities by making fresh connections. You think strategically whilst being execution focused and bring creativity to the challenges you’re presented with
  • Change Agility: You have a deep natural curiosity, desire to experiment and ability to effectively deal with the heat of change. You have a growth and learning mindset: ready to test, stumble, learn and apply from experience

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.