Lead Maintenance Technician

Job Locations US-LA-New Orleans
Posted Date 3 weeks ago(2/14/2024 12:33 PM)
# of Openings
Regular Full-Time

Sazerac Company Overview

Build your career at Sazerac! With almost 400 years of rich history, Sazerac Company has thrived as an independent, American family-owned company with operations in the United States and around the world. Since the 2000s, Sazerac has averaged double digit growth every year! Sazerac Company produces and markets the most award-winning bourbons and whiskeys in the world, including Buffalo Trace, Pappy Van Winkle, Eagle Rare, Blanton’s, and Sazerac Rye. Additionally, Sazerac owns many popular brands across a range of spirits, including Fireball, Southern Comfort, Seagram’s V.O., Myers’s, Goldschläger, Parrot Bay, 99 Brand, and Platinum Vodka. 


We’re proud of our award-winning culture and distilleries. Our Louisville office has been named one of the “Best Places to Work in Kentucky” four times, and our Buffalo Trace Distillery has earned the title of “world’s most award-winning distillery” through the dedication of our craftsmen for well over 200 years. Whether you’re a recent graduate or an experienced professional, Sazerac provides extraordinary opportunities for growth with competitive salaries and benefits in an exciting, entrepreneurial industry.

Company/Location Overview

The Lead Maintenance Technician is responsible for all maintenance of buildings and equipment including engineering of all types to ensure ongoing enhancement of daily operations and safety. Also responsible for minor maintenance projects and purchases; coordinates major maintenance projects with 3rd party vendors. Oversee and manage contractors for HVAC, elevator, safety/security, buildings and properties. Manages one part-time Technician. 

Job Description/Responsibilities

  • Supports all maintenance efforts within safety guidelines to ensure the proper functioning of the Sazerac House facility, plant and buildings.  Plans and implements a preventative maintenance program. Assesses, analyzes, troubleshoots and determines solutions to mechanical problems. Oversees work by third party vendors to ensure proper execution. 
  • Monitors and enforces all OSHA and Company safety regulations and policies. Provides leadership to the safety program for the Sazerac House through development and execution of safe practices and operating procedures to minimize the occurrence and severity of workplace accidents. Participates in the Sazerac House emergency/evacuation program.
  • Creates and develops a personal development plan with management to improve a skill/competency that will develop personal skills and improve performance.
  • Ensure adherence to all Personal Safety, Food Safety, Quality and Environmental Policies and Practices. Provides instruction and technical training to Maintenance Technicians, and operators on equipment, procedures, and improving skill levels. Fosters teamwork, motivates, coaches, and develops subordinates.
  • Maintains the Sazerac House facilities and plant to ensure readiness for visitors and internal customers.
  • Understand and work with established standards to deliver the highest and most consistent levels of excellent customer service. Prioritizes areas of the facility that have maximum impact to the guests experience: restrooms, exhibits, service areas, etc. 
  • Ensure production efficiency within cost standards. Tracks efficiencies and production data to improve yields and output. Helps prepare and manage annual and longer term operating plans to reduce costs without sacrificing quality or quantity. Assists in annual budget preparation for the Sazerac House Maintenance Department.
  • Behave as described by our core values of Integrity and Trust, Ethics and Values, Building Team Spirit, Fairness, Caring, Results, Managing and Measuring, Action Oriented, Priority Setting and Total Quality Management.  Treat all employees with respect and dignity.
  • Ensure all Maintenance Department employees perform in a manner necessary to meet regulatory requirements including OSHA, EPA and TTB regulations.



  • Strong analytical and technical skills
  • Engineering or related degree or equivalent experience
  • Apprenticeship program, technical school, or Associates Degree
  • 3 years relevant experience (minimum)
  • 3 years Supervisory experience


  • Familiar with beverage processing and its associated equipment
  • Knowledge of Lean Manufacturing principles
  • Working knowledge of MS Office Products (Word, Excel and Outlook)
  • 2 year Experience designing and/or implementing OSHA, HACCP, USDA programs



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