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Processing Operator

Job Name

Processing Operator


United States of America


Jacksonville, FL


Operations - Supply Chain - Logistics - Procurement

Reporting Line:

Processing Supervisor

Job type:

Full time

Lead recruiter:

Daniella Argueta

About the role

What does a Processing Operator do?

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, 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.


With our Consumer at the heart, your key focus will be to:
  • Comply with all established safety rules and regulations.  Work in a safe manner and look out for your co-worker’s safety.
  • Ensure all safety procedures and standard operating procedures (SOP) are accurately followed and documented
  • Actively participates and is engaged in safety initiatives, problem solving, Lean, Self-Directed Teams, continuous improvement and line efficiencies.
  • Responsible for maintaining quality product standards as established by Bacardi Bottling Corporation, and all products produced under the trademark.
  • Ensure compliance with Hazard Analysis of Critical Control Points (HACCP), International Standardization Organization (ISO) and Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP’s), Chemical Hygiene, as implemented.
  • 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 spirits processing equipment, maintaining supplies, and perform inspection on processing equipment for all spirits products. 
  • Operate reverse osmosis (RO) water demineralization units.
  • Adjust products to specifications, including calculating adjustment required based on product analysis
  • Perform Clean in Place (CIP) sanitation.
  • Ensure constant product supply to bottling plant.
  • 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).
  • Perform functions associate with changeovers and autonomous maintenance on equipment
  • Participate in Lean project activities to improve overall plant performance
  • Perform housekeeping activities as required
  • Other activities to support the Processing department 

Skills and Experience

The Skills & Experience needed to create your legacy
  • Strong team player & willingness to make decisions  in a timely manner
  • Good organizational, communication  & problem-solving skills
  • Mathematical and critical thinking 
  • Ability to multi-task & to work independently, be self motivated & proactive 
  • Strong interpersonal skill across all levels 
  • Willingness to learn 
Personal Qualities
  • Good attitude with ability to positively influence teammates
  • Lives the 3 F’s – Fearless, Founder’s Mentality, Family
  • Data processing software, gauges, processing equipment, Microsoft office
  • Ability to wear breathing apparatus as required 
  • Food grade plant experience, safety, quality improvement, hazardous materials handling
  • Forklift operating experience desired

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.