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Distillery Supervisor

Company: Sazerac
Location: Decatur
Posted on: September 17, 2022

Job Description:

Salaried position ($75,000-$100,000/year).
This position requires relocation to Frankfort, KY. Relocation package is offered for this position.
This is a rotating shift.
Shift and rotation:
Rotate every 4 weeks between the below shifts:

  • M-W 6a-6p, every other Sunday
  • Th-Sat 6a-6p, every other Sunday
  • M-W 6p-6a, every other Sunday
  • Th-Sat 6p-6a, every other Sunday

    This position is responsible for supervising the distilling operation on the day to day,

    • Supervise and develop as many as 35 union employees and operations of the distillery, dryhouse, and powerhouse.
    • Implement a $25 million dollar budget to ensure all parameters and production needs are met safely and efficiently.
    • Ensure all Personal Protective Equipment policies, training, documentation and procedures are met.
    • Conduct safety meetings for 3 departments and encourage employee development and involvement.
    • Implement Continuous Improvement techniques/systems to improve operations within the distillery.
    • Identify opportunities within the processes and develop plans to implement improvements.
    • Ensure that all quality control parameters are met. .
    • Recommend ideas to reduce costs and improve output.
    • Ensure production efficiency is within cost standards; track efficiencies, quality and production data to improve yields.
    • Analyze and resolve problems related to efficiency, processes, material, scrap and waste.
    • Maintain inventory and improve other existing systems to automate the process.
    • Learn/understand the Barrel Program system.
    • Become aligned with customers and understand their needs to develop relationships in the future.
    • Create, monitor and establish automated systems to manage compliance data and regulations.
    • Update Environmental Management System to demonstrate compliance.
    • Monitor and understand current and new regulations.
    • Provide personal development feedback to develop the employees and improve operations, regularly.
    • Develop Distillery Preventive Maintenance program.
    • Update and improve reporting process using the Maintenance System (MP2) to include working schedules and repair plans.
    • Ensure that future needs are documented and implemented.
    • Supervise daily activity for over 7 skilled maintenance techs.
    • Develop and integrate a 5 yr capex plan. Develop 10 yr capex plan.
    • Monitor and adjust budgets as needed to be sure capex plans are implemented.


      • Minimum of a Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or related field
      • Minimum of 2 years of relevant work experience
      • Ability to communicate with all levels of an org
      • Excellent oral & written communication skills
      • Strong analytical and technical skills
      • Strong interpersonal skills
      • Strong planning and organizational skills


        • Experience managing in a union environment
        • Lean Manufacturing Skills preferred
        • ISO certifications or worked in ISO environments preferred
        • Food Safety Experience preferred

          You should be proficient in:

          • Lean Manufacturing Principles
          • Engineering Degree
          • Excellent Communication Skills
          • Experience in a Manufacturing Environment
          • Process Development

            Machines & technologies you'll use:

            • ERP Software

Keywords: Sazerac, Decatur , Distillery Supervisor, Other , Decatur, Illinois

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