Senior Operator

Recruiter
Diageo
Location
KW9 6LR, Brora
Salary
£Competitive
Posted
14 Aug 2019
Closes
11 Sep 2019
Ref
JR1026147
Contract Type
Full Time

Brora is a timeless masterpiece of the whisky world.  One of Scotland’s exceptional gifts to the world, Brora began 200 years ago, hidden away in the Highlands of Scotland overlooking the North Sea. Would you like to be a key player in the revival and recommissioning of this historic “Ghost” Distillery in picturesque Sutherland, Scotland?    About us   From Arthur Guinness to Johnnie Walker, our business was founded on people of great character. And in 250 years, nothing’s changed, women and men of great character continue the innovation with the same passion as our founders.  We’re the world’s leading premium alcohol company.  Our brands are industry icons.  Diageo is where you’ll find a wide variety of personalities, experiences and perspectives, wherever you’re based in the world. It makes for a stimulating and rewarding working environment.  We’re proud to be more than 30,000 talented people.  And our success is thanks to the strength of our people, in every role.  It’s why we trust them with our legacy.  And it’s why we reward them with the career-defining opportunities that they deserve. 

A diverse workforce is essential to our success as a multi-national, multi-cultural business.  Our aim is to foster a culture that provides opportunities for all, through the variety of different personalities, experiences and perspectives, creating a stimulating and rewarding working environment.  By creating a truly inclusive workplace that recognises difference and diversity of thought, feelings and actions, we can allow our people to unleash the power of being themselves, always, to enable them to Celebrate Life, Every Day, Everywhere.  

About the role   Originally known as Clynelish, the distillery was renamed Brora in 1968 when the new distillery next door was opened which took over the name Clynelish.   

Rare and elusive, it has been treasured by a passionate few since 1983 when Brora closed and the stills were silent, suspended in time. Ever since, the quality and rarity of its resting casks of single malt Scotch Whisky have become legendary and very much sought after.  

Through meticulous restoration, the historic distillery buildings and stills of Brora will be gently reawakened in 2020, and the treasured artistry of Brora revived.  

A unique and very exclusive visitor experience will be a part of the Brora offering and will cater to private clients from around the world and malt connoisseurs. This is set to start with the distillery opening in 2020.  

The focus at Brora is to be true custodians to the timeless artistry that has created these masterpieces of sought after single malt whiskies. And to recreate these to be enjoyed into the future. Great care has gone into bringing the distillery back to working the way it did before it closed and to be able to re-make the great whiskies that it has been known for.

As a Senior Operator within our talented team at Brora you’ll play a pivotal role in the whisky production process and will oversee and control all site process and ancillary activities. 

You’ll monitor and optimise our production processes to maximise our performance always. 

Health and safety compliance is key and you’ll be at the forefront of making sure this is monitored alongside other KPI’s and targets including production quality, production efficiency, energy management, production planning and cost efficiency.  

The role will cover a 7-day rota across nightshift backshift & dayshift, providing on-site support to the distillery 7 days a week however flexibility is key to success in our business and many of our staff work flexibly in many different ways. Please talk to us about what flexibility means to you and don’t let anything stop you from applying.  

About you  

We’re looking for someone who can work well within a team as well as the ability to make effective decisions and thrive in situations where they can solve problems.  

You’ll be able to push forward your own ideas about improvements to current approaches and appraise new opportunities. You’ll have the drive to make a positive difference to manufacturing excellence and show your excellent communication skills.  

You'll be working alongside both internal and external partners as well the opportunity to speak to on site visitors. 

It’d be beneficial if you had a General Certificate in Distilling or a Degree in associated sciences along with your high school grades however this is not essential. 

You’ll have demonstrable knowledge of Health and Safety legislation and environmental risk principles. 

You’re going to be responsible for automated production recording and management reporting systems and so you’ll have proven IT skills 

Check out our Culture, Values and Purpose video to discover what it’s like to work for Diageo  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4CUumWMiPkI  

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