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Distillery Plants Operator

Date: 08-Aug-2019

Location: Scotland, SCT, GB

Company: Beam Suntory

Beam Suntory is Crafting the Spirits that Stir the World. Rooted in two centuries of family heritage, Beam Suntory has evolved into the world's third largest leading premium spirits company ... where each employee is treated like family and trusted with legacy. With our greatest assets - our premium spirits and our people - we're driving growth through impactful marketing, innovation and an entrepreneurial spirit. Beam Suntory is a place where you can come Unleash your Spirit by making an impact each and every day.


Beam Suntory currently has the following position open at our Ardmore Distillery in Kennethmont, Aberdeenshire:


Distillery Plant Operator



  • The management of distillery co-products and liquid effluents, including the operation and management of pot ale evaporation and biological liquid effluent treatment plants.
  • Operate plants to agreed quality and environmental compliance standards, whilst maintaining a strong focus on safety & efficiency. 
  • Operate as a semi-autonomous team member, across a 7 day continental shift environment, taking ownership and responsibility for own, and team/dept performance to achieve targets and objectives.
  • On a rotational basis, supporting warehouse team activities.

The successful candidate will:

  • Promote the development of positive EHS culture, processes and performance, within the local team and site, and supports other team members and departments to do the same.
  • Actively engage in the OBSW continuous improvement processes through the effective use of TRACC LEAN methodology and best practices.
  • Fully understand the range of  plant production and warehousing processes ensuring that all Statutory, Regulatory and Beam Suntory Global Standard requirements are met.
  • Have good numeracy and literacy skills and the ability to maintain accurate stock records across the entire distillery operations.
  • Have the ability to operate and understand SCADA / PLC graphics and computer-based process control systems eg Teamviewer,Success Factors and TMS.
  • Contribute to Local Production KPI's (e.g OTIF, OEE etc)

What makes this a great opportunity?...

  • Beam Suntory are the world's third largest premium spiirits company and famously produce whiskies in Scotland,Ireland,Japan,the US,Canada and Spain.
  • Within Scotland, Beam Suntory UK Ltd are responsible for the creation of an impressively diverse range of single malt and blended Scotch whiskies.
  • Working as part ot small tightly-knit team in a busy 24/7 malt Distillery,you will contribute to the production of the Ardmore Highland single malt whisky, which is also the fingerprint malt in the famous Teacher's Highland Cream blend.

Desirable Qualificatons:

  • Driving License 
  • Forklift Certificate

Close dates for applictions is Friday 30th August 2019.


Beam Suntory is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, national origin, genetics, disability, age, sexual orientation or veteran status.  We will consider for employment all qualified applicants, including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable federal, state and local laws.



#LOCATION: Ardmore, Kennethmont, Aberdeenshire

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