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PBS Operator

Date: Feb 22, 2021

Location: St. Corix, VI, US

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.



PBS Operator  



What makes this a great opportunity?


PBS Senior Lead



The individual selected for this position must be capable of working in a distillery environment and must possess the basic skills to safely operate and maneuver a forklift for the various loading and unloading operations within and throughout the distillery.


Role Responsibilities


  • Manage and maintain the filling and storage of barrels meeting production targets.
  • Maintain equipment and materials used for barreling i.e, breaking and cleaning barrels, and barreling machinery.
  • Move controls, levers, and devices to drive industrial forklifts to transport materials between loading, unloading, processing and storage areas.
  • Safely operate the Extractor/Top fill machine as a team, to bore barrels, extract aged rum and refill barrels for rum maturation. Will also be required to transfer rum from the tank field into the extractor holding tanks.


  • Safely operate a forklift with a primary emphasis on moving pallets of empty and filled rum barrels.


  • Complete required paperwork and log to document work task specifics to include root cause analysis, near hit forms, and incident reports.


  • Organize and secure materials where boxes, sacks, pallets and other materials are stored.
  • Perform routine pre and post inspections on forklift equipment to ensure forklift equipment is safe to operate and is working well.
  • Manually load or unload materials onto or off pallets, skids, platforms, or lifting devices.
  • Complete forklift operator training annually, provided by company.
  • Achieve target commercial production indicators and milestones.
  • Perform semi-autonomous maintenance as required.
  • Consult and work with managers, supervisors, employees, and equipment manufacturers to coordinate loading and unloading operations
  • Be a Safety Leader and be willing to mitigate hazards and report unsafe conditions.
  • Must be able to maintain confined space certification and enter confined space as needed.
  • Must have experience working with hazardous chemicals and successfully complete a HAZWOPER course.
  • Adheres to and promotes quality, environmental, health and safety as one of the organization’s core values.
  • Complete other duties as assigned by a supervisor or manager


Qualifications & Experience


  • High School Diploma and trade certificate with at least 2 years proven experience.
  • Forklift Operator certification
  • Current driver’s license



  • Must be able to work on top of tanks, structures, platforms and scaffolding as needed.
  • Must be able to handle and work with hazardous materials rotating and loud machinery.
  • Must be reasonably fit; able to walk, stand or sit for prolonged periods or crouch for extended periods, lift 50 pounds and climb into motion-restricted areas.
  • Must be able to work in wet and/or humid conditions, excessive heat and in inclement weather.
  • Must be trained and willing to work in conditions/environments specific to the operation including confined space, fit test, and HAZMAT.
  • Must be willing and able to work flexible work hours including nights, weekends, holidays and on-call; ability to effectively work in a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Must demonstrate a high level of housekeeping standards; Strive to be 5S champion.
  • Excellent interpersonal, conflict resolution, de-escalation and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, strategic thinking capabilities.
  • Strong ability to work independently, prioritize tasks, and communicate effectively
  • Must have basic mathematics skills relating to counting, arithmetic and measurement; proficiency in Microsoft Office i.e. Excel, Outlook, Word and PowerPoint. 
  • Ability to conduct root cause analysis
  • Must be able to maintain confidentiality.




At Beam Suntory, people are our number one priority, and we believe our people grow together in diverse and inclusive environments where their unique insights, experiences and backgrounds are valued and respected. Beam Suntory is committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity, military veteran status and all other characteristics, attributes or choices protected by law. All recruitment and hiring decisions are based on an applicant’s skills and experience.