Controls Technician


Frankfort, KY

Job Description/Responsibilities

Buffalo Trace Distillery is seeking applicants for Controls Technician to join our team in Frankfort, KY. This is a night shift position.

Primary responsibilities include (not necessarily limited to):

  • Skilled performance of all plant electrical duties including PLC & MCC installation and maintenance

  • Ensure PLCs, robots, and any additional automation is functioning as expected

  • Read electrical schematics

  • Possess ability to install, trouble-shoot and maintain conduit wire, motors and electrical equipment on 240-volt, 3 phase and 440-volt systems

  • Ability to install variable speed drives and troubleshoot electronic control systems including electric eyes and relays

  • Ability to program A.B. programmable logic controls.

  • Install, inspect, troubleshoot, repair, adjust, clean and maintain machinery, equipment, fixtures, piping and plumbing systems, etc.

  • Read blueprints, manuals, drawings, computer screens, sketches and/or oral instructions


Required Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 3 years relevant experience in industrial automation
  • A record of successful maintenance experience with a mastery of skills needed to perform everyday maintenance tasks in a fast-paced manufacturing facility
  • Hands-on experience with electrical, PLC programming and hardware, and equipment troubleshooting
  • Ability/Willingness to worksecond 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
  • Detail-oriented and demonstrated ability to perform work with high degree of accuracy
  • Ability to read and interpret electrical drawings and ladder logic
  • Ability to operate industrial equipment.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent safety and attendance records
  • High School diploma or equivalent

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Associates Degree in Electrical or Mechanical Maintenance or Journeyman Electrician
  • Manufacturing systems experience
  • Rockwell Automation Controls training
  • Allen Bradley PLC programming experience

Sazerac and its affiliates engage in personnel decisions and administer our personnel policies without regard to race, religion or creed, color, sex or gender (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, disability, status as a protected veteran, genetic information, or any other legally protected characteristic. We affirm in policy and practice to support and promote the concept of equal employment opportunity and affirmative action, in accordance with all applicable federal, state, provincial and municipal laws.Sazerac requires all team members to act responsibly around alcohol and to responsibly consume alcohol. As such, the Company evaluates alcohol related offenses as part of its background check processes.

You should be proficient in:

  • Blueprint Reading
  • PLC Troubleshooting Skills
  • Electrical Troubleshooting Skills
  • Troubleshooting Industrial Automation Equipment
  • PLC Programming Experience
  • Experience in a Manufacturing Environment

Machines & technologies you'll use:

  • Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) (Allen Bradley)