Plant Maintenance Supervisor

Job Locations US-KY-Bardstown
Posted Date 3 weeks ago(2/26/2018 10:42 AM)
# of Openings
Regular Full-Time

Company/Location Overview

Barton 1792 Distillery is part of Barton Brands of Kentucky, with facilities in Bardstown, Ky., Carson, Calif., and Baltimore, Md. Barton Brands is owned by the Sazerac Company, an American family-owned company based in New Orleans, La. Barton 1792 Distillery was established in 1879 and continues today as the oldest fully-operating distillery in the “Bourbon Capital of the World.”


The distillery is located on 196 acres and includes 28 warehouses, 22 other buildings, the Morton Spring and the Tom Moore Spring.  Distilling, aging and bottling fine Bourbon whiskey are hallmarks of the historic Barton 1792 Distillery. 1792 Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey is produced at Barton 1792 Distillery. This small batch Bourbon whiskey is named for the year Kentucky became a state and is the recent Best of Category winner at the 2014 Los Angeles International Wine & Spirits Competition.


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Job Description/Responsibilities

The Plant Maintenance Supervisor is responsible for supervising maintenance mechanics/electricians, oilers, truck drivers, groundskeepers in the plant maintenance department.  The Maintenance Supervisor also supervises all operators associated with the Boiler House, ensures that the department efficiently and effectively provides value added services as prioritized by the Plant Maintenance Manager.  The Plant Maintenance Supervisor is responsible for anticipating and communicating relevant issues to the Maintenance Manager and/or Plant Engineer. 



  • Supervise a group of union employees (8+) in order to achieve objectives as prioritized by the Plant Maintenance Manager.
  • Prepare daily work assignments based on priorities, available manpower, parts, and equipment.
  • Answer and respond to requests for maintenance from operations supervisors and managers.
  • Instill accountability in employees by documenting assigned tasks and reviewing the work when completed.  Coach when necessary.   Document substandard work.
  • Troubleshoot maintenance problems and identify solutions
  •  Assist with spare parts acquisition to inventory management
  •  Assist with equipment technical library
  • Ensure that all plant policies and procedures are adhered to
  •  Ensure that health and safety procedures are followed in the workplace
  • Prepare monthly production reports as assigned
  • Verify pay information for each employee supervised
  •  Supervise personnel in the Boiler Department
  • Operate the Boilers according to the policies of the Plant Engineer
  • Maintain professional demeanor personal conduct



Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor degree
  • Minimum of five (5) years of supervisory experience in a unionized maintenance and/or production team.
  • Well versed in troubleshooting electrical and mechanical maintenance issues
  • Demonstrated leadership qualities
  • Solid organizational skills

Preferred Skills:

  • 3+ years of hands on maintenance experience
  • Experience leading/implementing LEAN and Kaizen initiatives




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