Maintenance Supervisor

Job Locations US-KY-Frankfort
Posted Date 2 months ago(7/19/2021 10:55 AM)
# of Openings
Regular Full-Time

Sazerac Company Overview

Build your career at Sazerac! Sazerac Company produces and markets the most award-winning bourbons and whiskeys in the world, including 1792, 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. During COVID-19, Sazerac distilleries began producing hand sanitizer for some of the world’s largest organizations in healthcare, government, military, retail, distribution, airline, pharma, and banking. Also, during this time, while many companies are wading through uncertainty, Sazerac is poised for acquisition and growth – recently acquiring 18 more brands, two companies and a distillery.


Since 1850, 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! We attribute our success to a unique blend of our history, culture, brands, relationships, innovation, technology, and most importantly, our people. 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

Buffalo Trace Distillery is a family-owned company based in Franklin County, Kentucky. The distillery’s rich distilling tradition dates back to 1787. Buffalo Trace is a fully operational distillery producing bourbon, rye, and vodka on site, and is listed on the National Historic Register. Buffalo Trace has been awarded several distillery titles since 2000 from such notable publications as Whisky Magazine, Malt Advocate Magazine and Wine Enthusiast Magazine. Buffalo Trace has also garnered more than 170 awards for its wide range of premium whiskies. The distillery is part of the Sazerac family of companies.


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Job Description/Responsibilities

As the Maintenance Engineer for Buffalo Trace Distillery, one is ultimately responsible for the direction and focus of the Bottling and Distillery Maintenance Team activities. The Maintenance Engineer is held accountable to, however not limited to the following:

  • Support overall facility safety program through excellence in project management, maintenance, problem identification, and mechanic supervision.
  • Lead management of Bottling and Distillery maintenance effort with up to 5 skilled maintenance technicians within the facility to ensure at least a 95% uptime through support of preventive/reactive maintenance, project management, systems control and general engineering.
  • Lead and develop 2 – 5 skilled maintenance technicians supporting the facilities production with a focus on the development and upkeep of repairs, changeovers and preventive maintenance systems.
  • Meets and exceeds customer expectations through supervision of Maintenance employees to deliver product on time within budget and to meet quality specifications.
  • Provide leadership to maintenance employees in a manner consistent with the culture of the company.
  • Ensure adherence to applicable quality standards, manufacturing standards, and GMPs.
  • Assist the identification and development of an appropriate MRO inventory, MP2 usage and tracking, and spare parts recording throughout the distillery.
  • Assist in development of a preventative/predictive maintenance program for all Operations processes.
  • Through personal example and direct management, create an environment that supports self-directed work teams and productive employee relations while maintaining compliance with Collective Bargaining Agreements.
  • Assist in enforcing the maintenance shop 5S initiative within the maintenance team which is focused on keeping work areas and job sites orderly and clear of debris making them safer and more conducive to efficient work practices.
  • Assist in development and ongoing updates of SOP’s and processes related to MRO inventory and preventive maintenance scheduling.
  • Become a subject matter expert on maintenance related items with the crisis management plan by understanding potential crises and the appropriate responses, ensuring team members are adequately trained, and leading the maintenance team members in response and recovery efforts.


Required Qualifications:

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree- Engineering is preferred
  • Minimum of 3 years of relevant experience
  • Demonstrate the ability to work as a team as well as self-directed
  • Excellent oral & written communication skills
  • Good physical health, capable of working on feet
  • Demonstrate the ability to quickly learn new systems / processes
  • Solid computer skills- Microsoft Office Suite
  • Strong analytical and technical skills



Sazerac and its affiliates engage in personnel decisions and administer our personnel policies without regard to race, religion or creed, color, sex or gender (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, disability, status as a protected veteran, genetic information, or any other legally protected characteristic. We affirm in policy and practice to support and promote the concept of equal employment opportunity and affirmative action, in accordance with all applicable federal, state, provincial and municipal laws.



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