Brown-Forman Quality Control Specialist - 2nd Shift in Louisville, Kentucky
This position will be required to work second shift.
Responsible for performing the qualitative analysis of raw materials, intermediates, and product samples collected throughout the Liqueurs and Spirits production process. Has ultimate authority regarding chemical analysis, treatment, adjustment, and approval for bottling during his/her shift. Indirectly coordinates and directs the activities of up to 5 hourly employees in the sampling, treatment, and adjustment of products being processed on the shift. Operates precision lab equipment valued at over $150,000.00 on the shift.
Monitors the production and processing of bourbon, spirits, liqueurs and malt beverages to insure it meets Quality Control requirements. Plans, organizes, and conducts chemical, qualitative and organoleptic analysis on in- process and finished product samples, incoming beverage alcohol product receipts and select raw materials to insure adherence to manufacturing and quality standards. Recommends adjustments and corrections to bring products to standard during processing on his/her shift. Monitors finished package appearance on the Bottling lines taking appropriate action, placing materials, or cases on hold as needed. Conducts pre-delivery sample tests for flavors and packaging materials, completing necessary paperwork, informing appropriate parties, and contacting vendors as needed. Conducts monthly HK&S and quality systems audits, making suggestions for improvement when necessary. Maintains communication with QC personnel sharing information and updating training documents as needed. Works with internal partners, QA and R&D as needed. Maintains calibration on all lab equipment within BFB. Oversees data trends on all products to write variances, adjust specs, change formulas/procedures, and to keep other Brown-Forman departments, i.e. Quality Assurance, informed of any significant trends.
Must Requirements (including any physical requirements):
Bachelor Degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or related field and/or four years’ experience in beverage/food industry, analytical methods and laboratory procedures including general laboratory equipment. Demonstrated ability to apply comprehensive knowledge of analytical procedures and techniques to the completion of complex assignments. Demonstrated olfactory/sensory discriminating skill.
Strong statistical / analytical skills. Good operating knowledge of analytical equipment. Demonstrated oral communication skills; ability to discuss technical problems and respond clearly to requests of analytical procedures. Effective interpersonal skills; ability to develop and maintain good working relationships with Technical Services staff and production workforce, management and skilled operators. Willingness to interact and troubleshoot packaging issues with operators and technicians. Ability to work periodic overtime or alternate work schedules, as operations require. This position may be required to work first, second, or third shift.
Computer literacy with windows, Microsoft products, and Google is required.
Bachelor degree or working toward in Chemistry or related field and 2 years previous experience in the distilled spirits/beverage/food industry, particularly with analytical methods, procedures, and equipment used in beverage alcohol testing. Familiar with TPM, Continuous Improvement Methods, or Lean Manufacturing. #SM 1 #EarlyTimes
Brown-Forman, founded in 1870, is a diversified producer and marketer of fine quality beverage alcohol brands. Headquartered in Louisville, KY, Brown-Forman currently employs about 4,000 people and has offices or facilities in 30 cities across the globe. Starting in the mid-1950s, the company began a series of acquisitions that would place it among the top 10 largest spirits companies in the world, selling its brands in more than 135 countries across the globe. These include many of the most well-known and best-loved wines and spirits brands, including Jack Daniel’s, Finlandia Vodka, Old Forester, Woodford Reserve, Herradura and el Jimador Tequilas, and Korbel champagnes. For more information about the company, please visit http://www.brown-forman.com.
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Business Area: Global Production
Country: United States
Req Type: Exempt