Cooperage Laborer

Last updated 3 days ago
Location:Louisville, Kentucky
Job Type:Full Time

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A career at Brown-Forman is just like a good bottle of bourbon: unique and refined, with a bit of a kick. Making our products from barrel to bottle requires detailed planning along each step. Just like bourbon production, our employees work in many different aspects to create the best possible product. This way, our customers can enjoy the world-class brands we promise to deliver. Here’s the kicker - we, too, get to enjoy this process, just one of the sweet benefits of leading the market with the world’s favorite whiskey. Whether in the ground, in the store, or in the office, we hand pick all of our ingredients in order to be proud of what we achieve.

Brown-Forman Cooperage is the one of the world's largest producers of whiskey barrels. The Cooperage makes white oak barrels for maturing some of our fine brands, including Jack Daniel's, Old Forester, and Woodford Reserve.
Brown-Forman Cooperage is looking for team members to work in their barrel making facility.

Must Requirements

  • High school diploma or GED

  • Must be at least 18 years old

  • Must be able to read and write English

  • Must be able to understand basic mathematics and read a tape measure

  • 2 years production experience, manufacturing experience or equivalent type work

  • Excellent hand eye coordination

  • Be able and willing to learn and apply all Safety procedures and work practices

  • Be able and willing to learn and apply all Quality work practices

  • Be able and willing to learn and apply all Environmental and Housekeeping requirements

  • Must join a Union within 30 days and complete a 70 work day probationary period

  • Must be available to work the mostly the afternoon shift (2nd shift) or any other shift as needed and overtime as necessary

  • Must pass drug screen, physical abilities test, and background check

  • Ability to work in a team environment and be self-motivated

Physical Requirements
  • Heavy lifting and carrying from the ground to waist height and pushing, pulling and maneuvering up to 110 pounds on an occasional basis

Preferred Requirements
  • Previous experience in a wood related industry

  • Previous experience with wood working equipment

  • Previous time spent on safety, quality or environmental teams at a manufacturing facility

Hourly starting wage of $17.97 with the potential based on position to go from $19.70 - $22.20. A $0.50 per hour shift differential for the afternoon and evening shifts.

Benefits Available
  • Medical, dental, vision, and life insurance

  • Paid Vacation

  • Holiday Pay

  • Employee Stock Purchase Program

  • 401K Savings Plan and much more…

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