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Maintenance & Engineering Manager

Lebanon, KY, United States of America

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Job Description:

Maintenance and Engineering Manager
Location Bulleit Distillery, Lebanon, KY

Diageo is a global leader in beverage alcohol with an outstanding collection of brands including Johnnie Walker, Crown Royal, Bulleit and Buchanan’s whiskies, Smirnoff, Cîroc and Ketel One vodkas, Captain Morgan, Baileys, Don Julio, Tanqueray and Guinness!

Our performance ambition is to be one of the best performing, most trusted and respected consumer products companies in the world. We are proud of the brands we make and the enjoyment they give to millions. We are passionate about alcohol playing a positive role in society as part of a balanced lifestyle. It is central to our purpose to celebrate life, every day, everywhere!

Diageo is listed on both the New York Stock Exchange (DEO) and the London Stock Exchange (DGE). For more information about Diageo, our people, our brands, and performance, visit us at Visit Diageo’s global responsible drinking resource,, for information, initiatives, and ways to share standard methodology.

Diageo’s ambition is to create the best performing, most trusted and respected Consumer Products Company in the world. To achieve this, we need the world’s very best people.

Celebrating our inclusive and diverse culture is core to our purpose of “celebrating life, every day, everywhere”.

The Bulleit Distillery, Lebanon is the newest addition to Diageo’s North American Distillery portfolio.  The Bulleit brand is undergoing significant growth, and this role will ensure we continue to have craft high quality whiskey to meet consumer demands!

The Maintenance and Engineering Manager will provide essential leadership in the areas of production operations, Safety, Plant preventative Maintenance, Asset care and Performance, Manufacturing Excellence, CAPEX Budgeting/Planning and Project Management. This proactive position leads a team of Bourbon Production Experts in operations and maintenance of the distillery plant to meet targets.  The ideal candidate should be capable of innovative thinking, ability to prioritize, balance multiple projects, tasks and interpersonal needs in a multifaceted, changing environment.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Zero Harm – Drive a culture of safety ownership, with a continuous focus on improving safe work practices. Work to eliminate safety hazards, respond quickly to any safety issues, and ensure continued safe operation.
  • Effectively lead and develop a diverse, highly engaged team of Bourbon Production Experts (BPE’s) responsible for all aspects of production, preventative and autonomous maintenance as well as driving operational improvements. Strong leadership and communication skills are critical for this role.
  • Drive a strong engagement platform and develop a sustainable continuous improvement culture.
  • Deliver business strategy by linking Plant, Team, and Individual performance. Set objectives and performance standards for the BPE’s. Develop and deliver annual team training plans.
  • Oversee indirect reports and outside contractors.  Establish and lead project teams, as required.
  • Decide type and extent of plant engineering and related programs for accomplishing strategies and objectives of the Bulleit Distillery, Lebanon.
  • Remain abreast of changes in distilling, processing and maturing equipment, plant utilities, insurance regulations and government compliance related to plant operations and engineering standards.
  • Provide guidance and mentorship in process, design, and engineering required for the proper planning, budgeting, design, and implementation of capital projects.
  • Deliver Key Performance Indicators relating to Best in Class Asset Care.
  • Support Diageo’s industry leading environmental sustainability  initiatives on reducing water, power and steam usage.
  • Develop and implement Asset Care budgets. Continuously seek improvements or ways to decrease costs to deliver the most efficient operation.
  • Collaborate with central engineering teams on new capital projects and improvements.
  • Ensure compliance with Diageo and regulatory requirements e.g., TTB and EPA. Identify business risks and implement vital change to achieve performance results.
  • Build & use relationships within Diageo supply sites and the broader North America business.
  • Track standard manufacturing measures, prioritize and plan plant maintenance opportunities.

As a member of the site leadership team, you will be integral in high-level decision-making impacting both short- and long-term business strategy guided by resource availability and functional objectives
Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Science, Technical or Engineering (Mechanical, Chemical or Electrical preferred).
  • 8+ years of experience in a maintenance and engineering leadership role.
  • Experience in managing  production and maintenance within manufacturing
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, agile, and flexible environment with changing priorities.
  • Excellent financial and budgeting experience.
  • SAP experience preferred.
  • Customer oriented with good interpersonal relationship skills.
  • Working knowledge of regulatory and safety requirements.

Leadership – Demonstrated capability:
– Able to motivate and coach to success.
– Intense sense of ownership
– Proven leadership and employee engagement skills.
– Exhibits outstanding team building and communication skills.
– Ability to influence, persuade, convince, compromise, build consensus.
– Able to resolve conflict

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Primary Location:

Lebanon, KY, United States of America

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