• Distillery Supervisor

    Job Locations US-KY-Frankfort
    Posted Date 11 months ago(5/22/2017 6:18 AM)
    # of Openings
    Regular Full-Time
  • Company/Location Overview

    Buffalo Trace Distillery is an American family-owned company based in Frankfort, Franklin County, Kentucky. The Distillery's rich tradition dates back to 1773 and includes such legends as E.H. Taylor, Jr., George T. Stagg, Albert B. Blanton, Orville Schupp, and Elmer T. Lee. 


    Buffalo Trace Distillery is a fully operational Distillery producing bourbon, rye and vodka on site and is a National Historic Landmark as well as is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Distillery has won 17 distillery titles since 2000 from such notable publications as Whisky Magazine, Whisky Advocate Magazine and Wine Enthusiast Magazine. It was named “Brand Innovator of the Year” by Whisky Magazine at its Icons of Whisky America Awards 2015.  Buffalo Trace Distillery has also garnered more than 300 awards for its wide range of premium whiskies.  The distillery is part of the Sazerac family of companies.

    For more information, please visit www.buffalotracedistillery.com or www.sazerac.com

    Job Description/Responsibilities

    The Distillery Supervisor is responsible for overseeing the distilling operation according to the standards set by Federal, State, and Local agencies and company policy.  Responsibilities include leading union manufacturing employees to achieve high quality, cost effective production in a safe and well-maintained facility, all within an environment of continuous improvement.  The position is also responsible for coordinating necessary maintenance activities and solving production related problems in the department. 


    The successful candidate will have:

    • Minimum of Undergraduate Degree in an engineering or related field
    • 1-3 years relevant experience
    • Strong interpersonal skills
    • Strong problem solving, analytical and technical skills
    • Strong planning and organizational skills
    • This position needs to cover varying shifts;  the ability to work flexible hours is required.


    Prefer candidates with:

    • Successful management/supervision experience in a unionized manufacturing environment
    • 2 years relevant experience in a fast paced environment
    • Proven record of successful leadership


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