Maintenance Technician

Job Locations US-KY-Frankfort
Job Post Information* : Posted Date 1 month ago(3/14/2024 11:00 AM)
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Company/Location Overview

Buffalo Trace Distillery is an American family-owned company based in Frankfort, Franklin County, Kentucky. The Distillery's rich tradition dates back to 1773 and includes such legends as E.H. Taylor, Jr., George T. Stagg, Albert B. Blanton, Orville Schupp, and Elmer T. Lee. 


Buffalo Trace Distillery is a fully operational Distillery producing bourbon, rye and vodka on site and is a National Historic Landmark as well as is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Distillery has won 17 distillery titles since 2000 from such notable publications as Whisky Magazine, Whisky Advocate Magazine and Wine Enthusiast Magazine. It was named “Brand Innovator of the Year” by Whisky Magazine at its Icons of Whisky America Awards 2015.  Buffalo Trace Distillery has also garnered more than 300 awards for its wide range of premium whiskies.  The distillery is part of the Sazerac family of companies.

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Job Description/Responsibilities

Buffalo Trace Distillery is seeking applicants for Maintenance Technicians to join our team in Frankfort, KY. Buffalo Trace seeks candidates who value teamwork, pride in quality products, and an active pursuit of self-development. Wages start at $31.61 per hour. 

As a Maintenance Technician, responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Skilled performance of industrial mechanical duties
  • Bottling and distillery equipment maintenance and installation, including but not limited to hydraulics, pneumatics, and pumps.
  • Support operations by responding to trouble calls, quickly diagnosing issues, and making timely and accurate repairs
  • Participation in continuous improvement efforts including project work, machinery component rebuilds, etc.



  • A record of successful maintenance experience with a mastery of skills needed to perform everyday maintenance tasks in a fast-paced manufacturing facility.
  • Ability/Willingness to work second or third shift.
  • Successful candidates will be required to receive acceptable scores on several tests including mechanical and electrical aptitude exams, pre-employment physical, and drug/alcohol screening.
  • Must demonstrate a high level of initiative and problem solving abilities.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent safety and attendance records.
  • High School diploma or equivalent


  • Associates Degree in Mechanical Maintenance
  • Performing preventative maintenance
  • Mechanical troubleshooting skills
  • Hydraulics experience
  • Machine safety inspections
  • Experience in manufacturing environment

Machines and technologies you will use:

  • Conveyor systems
  • Bottling equipment such as labelers, fillers, and case packers
  • Packaging robots
  • Pumps
  • Industrial dryers
  • Centrifuges
  • Control and automatic valves
  • Air compressors


$36.61 per hour

2-2-3 Schedule

12 hour shifts

Night shift 6pm-6am






USD $31.61/Yr.


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