Skip to content


Careers at Bacardi

Processing Operator

Job Name

Processing Operator


United States of America


Jacksonville, FL


Operations - Supply Chain - Logistics

Reporting Line:

Processing Department Manager

Job type:

Full time

About the role

As a Processing Operator, you will perform all necessary processing  activities to ensure we meet our customer's needs in a timely and efficient manner.  This will be achieved through receiving bulk liquids; batching, filtering, and adjusting products; supplying liquids to the production hall; operating reverse osmosis units to produce demineralized water; and sending out waste effluent discharge.  Safety is our top priority, all operators are expected to work in a safe manner and look out for one another.  You will also be responsible for following GMPs, maintaining a clean work area, be active in our 5S program, and have the opportunity to learn and work on continuous improvement within the processing department.


  • Connect hoses to incoming tankers to unload bulk rum and rum ingredients.
  • Operate equipment to transfer, filter, sample, and batch product and product ingredients in preparation for transfer to bottling operations. 
  • Responsible for utilizing necessary equipment and practices and complying with Confined Space Entry training when performing duties in tanks, pits, towers, etc. 
  • Must possess the physical capabilities to enter and exit a 15” x 20” oval manhole opening.  
  • Ability to work and communicate with outside contractors both inside and outside the facility in a courteous and professional manner.
  • Perform preventative maintenance to include cleaning of processing equipment and supplies. Also perform inspections on processing equipment for all products. 
  • Responsible for maintaining quality product standards as established by Bacardi Bottling Corporation, and all products produced under the trademark.
  • Comply with all established safety rules and regulations.
  • Operate reverse osmosis (RO) water demineralization units.
  • Adjust products to specifications, including calculating adjustments required based on product analysis
  • Perform Clean in Place (CIP) sanitation.
  • Ensure constant product supply to bottling plant.
  • Ensure compliance with Hazard Analysis of Critical Control Points (HACCP), International Standardization Organization (ISO) and Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP’s), Chemical Hygiene, as implemented.
  • Must be able to safely handle corrosive chemicals.  
  • Must be able to work at elevated heights.
  • Must be able to work any shift and/or overtime as required
  • Actively participates with development and compliance with Process Safety Management (PSM).
  • Actively participates and is engaged in safety initiatives, problem solving, Lean, Self-Directed Teams, continuous improvement and line efficiencies.
  • Perform functions associated with changeovers and autonomous maintenance on equipment
  • Perform housekeeping activities as required
  • Ensure all safety procedures and standard operating procedures (SOP) are accurately followed and documented
  • Other activites to support the processing department

Skills and Experience

Machines, Tools, Equipment, Work Aids:
Personal computer, office equipment, gauges, processing department equipment and supplies, forklift.

Environmental Conditions:
Work is performed in both indoor and outdoor, non temperature controlled environment and in a production facility where dust, fumes, heat, cold, noise, vibration, toxic conditions and other hazards exist.

Minimum Education:                                            
  • High School or Equivalent 
  • Vocational/Specialized training or degree in related field desired
Minimum Experience:
  • 2-3 years beverage processing preferred.
  • forklift operating experience desired.
Mechanical Skills:
Preferred experience in a food grade plant with safety, quality improvement, and hazardous materials handling.  Basic mechanical understanding & operation.

Necessary Skills:
  • Possess and apply strong ability to add, subtract, and convert fractions and decimals, and make percentage calculations
  • Possess and apply ability to convert English to Metric measures and vice versa
  • Strong understanding of weights, measures and gauges (density, gallons, pounds, grams etc.)
  • Good understanding of reading/using a tape measure
  • Excellent communication, documentation and organizational skills
  • Ability to work within confined spaces and enter and exit through a 15” x 20” oval manhole opening
  • Ability to wear and use breathing apparatus as required
  • Strong interpersonal skills with ability to interact with various levels of management, employees and contractors
  • Must be detailed oriented with ability to multi-task
  • Must be self-motivated, proactive, and have ability to work independently
  • Excellent follow-up skills
  • Strong commitment to team concept
  • Good problem solving and trouble shooting skills
  • Strong commitment to dependability and timeliness
  • Exhibit ability and willingness to make decisions
  • Good training capabilities
Protective Clothing:
All protective equipment required by company policy and/or State law.  Uniforms will be provided to meet environmental conditions and a footwear stipend is provided annually.

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.