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Production and Maintenance Facilitator (Distillery)

Job Name

Production and Maintenance Facilitator (Distillery)


Puerto Rico


Cataño Puerto Rico


Operations - Supply Chain - Logistics - Procurement

Reporting Line:

Manufacturing Manager

Job type:

Full time

Lead recruiter:

Gina Colon

About the role

Your Opportunity

As the Production and Maintenance Facilitator for Cataño, PR you play an important role and you will be responsible for the planning, coordinating and supervisory work in areas of the Distillery that includes: Fermentation, Distillery, Treatment Plant and Molasses Terminal, following the requirements and standards established by the Distillers Manual, the global and local policies and regulations that apply.  You will be working on continuous improvement projects in coordination with Facilitators.

About You 

With a Founder’s mentality, you develop and influence best practices that are efficient and effective to produce the best rum. 
You can empower teams to think strategically and doing the right thing for our Plant.


With our Consumer at the heart, your key focus will be to:
  • Coordinate and supervise daily jobs, determine staffing needs, assign jobs to meet production needs.
  • Prepare daily reports of the situations that occurred during the shift, including performance calculations, efficiencies, decisions made and other metrics (example Safety Trigger, KPI’s CL, CIL).
  • Review the parameters and operational data collected by the operators and make the necessary adjustments to correct any deviations.
  • Responsible for ensuring compliance with the tasks described in the documented procedures and work instructions applicable to their duties.
  • Maintain inventory of acid, caustic, honey, and any other industrial material.
  • Coordinate with the service departments the maintenance work and any other work that may arise using the identified systems (example WO, SAP)
  • Develop and implement improvement projects using Lean and continuous improvement tools.
  • Prepare attendance reports and keep records of hours worked. Authorize overtime work and administer discipline.
  • Identify operational training needs (SOPs) and coordinate them.
  • Ensure compliance with procedures and quality standards in operational processes.
  • Comply with and ensure compliance with the rules and procedures of Environmental, Health, Safety, Management and Policies established by the company.

Skills and Experience

The Skills & Experience needed to create your legacy
  • You must have one to two years of experience in manufacturing process supervision.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Science or Chemical Engineering preferred.
  • You should have knowledge in Management Systems, ISO9001 and System Controls.
  • Availability to work rotating shifts, work weekends and holidays..
  • You must have excellent effective use of the Internet and email.  Knowledge of systems (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and DOT.
  • You will have exceptional analytical and solutions of problems, organizational, planning execution skills to optimize and drive efficiency in the end-to-end production with goal orientation in mind.
  • You have experience negotiating and engagement with clients seeking compromise collaboratively with external and internal stakeholders at all levels.
  • Fearlessly perseveres in overcoming obstacles and setbacks by taking swift and efficient action and share best practices.
  • You can multi-task and handle multiple priorities in a challenging, fast-paced environment with the sense of urgency
  • You are a team leader capable of inspiring and driving productivity whilst building primo capabilities and growing successful teams.
  • You are influential, persuasive, and excellent communicator with strong interpersonal and listening skills. You will have opportunities to display excellent written and verbal communication skills while also being relaxed giving presentations in front of small groups of people including executives, Bacardi Primos, vendors, and customers (both internal and external) at all levels of an organization.
  • You have fluent command of Spanish; English fluency is a plus!  
Personal Qualities
  • You are tactical, strategic, and passionate in your approach with business decisions to achieve impactful results.
  • With a Fearless attitude, you are not afraid to challenge the status quo to disrupt and improve processes to achieve results.
  • You are a motivator and continuously challenge yourself and your teams to achieve the best results possible.
  • You demonstrate the drive, initiative and tenacity required to define winning at Bacardi.
  • An independent mindset, judgment, valuing collaborative decision making, capable of championing ideas with confidence.

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.