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Bottling Production Utility

Sazerac Company Overview

Build your career at Sazerac! Sazerac Company produces and markets the most award-winning bourbons and whiskeys in the world, including 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

Welcome to Barton 1792 Distillery, Barton Brands of Kentucky.  Our proud heritage dates back to 1879 with the founding of the Tom Moore Distillery in Bardstown, Kentucky.  Renamed Barton 1792 Distillery, we continue to produce the highest quality spirits for over 130 years.  In 2009, we became a part of Sazerac Company which was established in 1850 and is a leading U.S. spirits supplier, with the world's most decorated distillery, and a portfolio of award-winning brands.  Sazerac is an independent, family owned company; we attribute our success to a unique blend of our history, culture, brands, relationships, innovation, technology, and most importantly, our people.


Job Description/Responsibilities

As utility operator, individuals will be trained in all four areas listed below:


1. Case Feeding - Make sure cases are oriented on production lines correctly.  Keep production lines full of cases, get case counts at the end of runs, ensuring enough cases on line to empty bottling tanks.  Drive forklift to move empty cases off the truck and onto the depalletizer station.  Keep station full at all times.  Keep work area clean and neat.


2.  Filler Operator - Understand operation of on-off switches for the bottling unloaders, cleaners, and fillers, (including vacuum


            Have full understanding of automatic start-stop switches and manual jog switches for the unloaders, cleaners,

and fillers.

            Be able to replace filler tubes and air tubes on cleaners.

            Must be able to change fill height and filler tube washers.

            Must understand cut-off and end of dumps.

            Know how to change sock filters on the fillers.

            Full knowledge required to change unloaders, cleaners, and fillers from one bottle to another bottle.


3. Labeler Operator - Operate on-off, lock out, and emergency stop switches

            Know how and why to shim pickers

            Know clean up procedures for labeler and how to change parts on all Labelers

            Be able to read and understand setup charts

            Know how to select proper labels for bottling orders

            Be able to change grip fingers, brushes, and pickers using proper tools and adjust baskets properly

            Know how and why to change settings on pressure sensitive labeler


4.  Packer Operator - Know how to turn packers and conveyors on and off.

            Understand function of electric eyes and control switches.

            Be able to recognize change parts and be able to make bottle changes.

            Understand what indicator lights mean.

            Be able to change finger retainer springs on Meyer packing heads and replace fingers on bottling baskets.

            Be responsible for replacing cases with broken glass and leaking bottles.

            Be responsible for bottle count in the cases.

            Be able to clear machines for EODs and order changes.

            Be responsible for keeping packer area clean.



Utility Operators will be required to work weekends but will get a day of rest during the Monday through Friday work week. 

Utility Operators will may be required to work different shifts during the normal work week depending on need.

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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