Senior Operator



Closing date – 23/07/2024

We are delighted to share that we are looking for a Senior Operator to join the team at Brora Distillery, which reopened in 2021, following completion of a meticulous restoration project.

Salary of £58,977.76 including Shift allowance and a competitive benefits package consisting of pension, shares scheme and bonus!

Brora is a world-renowned distillery, it’s closure in 1983 has resulted in Brora single malt being one of the most desirable and sought after in the market. There has been outstanding excitement among enthusiasts about its return to production and continuing its legacy in this new age for the distillery. Producing a variety of both peated and un-peated styles of single malt and maintaining manual processes for quality critical areas, such as distillation cut-points, makes the Senior Operator position at Brora a craft-person’s dream.

About the role

If successful you would work closely with fellow Senior Operators and Engineers to play a proactive role in situational problem solving on shift, and contribute to reviews of ways of working including risk assessments and work instructions.

Brora offers a uniquely in-depth and immersive visitors’ experience, where the operational team will often be encouraged to interact with our guests and provide insights to support our brand home hosts.


Due to the nature of our site, and our operation runs continuously. The role holder will be required to be flexible and able to work shifts. Where required, operators could be asked to cover rotas during their rostered days off. Three periods of holidays are set within the rota throughout the year (holiday swap is possible amongst the team).

Key points you would be responsible for are:

  • Manual and automated production, recording and management reporting systems.
  • Optimise our production processes to improve our performance
  • Coordinate and control all site production and process activities
  • Maintain a safe and organised workplace environment through adherence to site Safety and housekeeping practices
  • Deliver against Key performance indicators such as Safety, Quality, Service, Cost and People.

Would you become comfortable with lone-working and will have the confidence to depend upon your own initiative to make key business decisions? If so this could be the right role for you!

About You

Are you a diverse thinking individual that will act independently, and work well within a team? Having an ability to think creatively and challenge without fear of voicing your thoughts is key.

Previous manufacturing experience within food production environment would be beneficial but not crucial. Being a fast learner and critical problem solver, will set you up for success to support the journey of Brora Distillery into a sustainable and digital future.

. Desire and ambition to learn and master the art of distilling is a key trait of the successful candidate. Previous knowledge of process controls and problem-solving techniques is advantageous and strong digital literacy is required. The future is digital and embracing the digital world is key.

Working with us

Flexibility is key to success and many of our teams work flexibly in many different ways, including part-time, compressed hours, flexible location. Please talk to us about what flexibility means to you and don’t let anything stop you from applying.

Our purpose is to celebrate life, every day, everywhere. And nurturing an inclusive culture, where everyone feels valued and listened to, is a crucial part of this.

We believe the most diverse and inclusive culture makes for a better business and a better world.

We know that for our business to thrive and for Diageo to realise its ambition, we depend on having diverse talent with a range of backgrounds, skills and capabilities in each of the countries in which we operate and to reflect our broad consumer base.

Around the world we have a number of inclusive Business and Employee Resource Groups known as BRGs and ERGs. These influential groups, made up of our people, represent various viewpoints, experiences and communities who generate thought-provoking work, improving our business and workplace, crafting a sense of belonging and opportunities for all.

Join us, and be part of an organisation that embraces diversity in the broadest possible sense. This means that you will be encouraged and celebrated for who you are just by being you. You’ll be part of — and help build — an inclusive culture that celebrates people of different gender, ethnicity, ability, age, sexual orientation, social class, educational backgrounds, experiences, mindsets, and more. And you’ll help us champion inclusion and diversity across our entire business: with our employees, our suppliers, across our brands, and within the communities in which we operate.

About Us

With over 200 brands sold in nearly 180 countries, we’re the world’s leading premium drinks company. Join us to collaborate, explore, and innovate as you build brands consumers love. Together with passionate people from all over the world, you’ll test new ideas, learn and unlock a brighter, more exciting future.  

Our ambition is to create the best performing, most trusted and respected consumer products companies in the world. To achieve this, we need the world’s very best people. We’re looking for people with curiosity, creativity, boldness and a sense of purpose to take Diageo and our timeless, pioneering brands to the next level.  

Feel inspired? Then this may be the opportunity for you.

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