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Brown-Forman Associate Engineer - Process Research and Development in Louisville, Kentucky

"Use and grow your project management and engineering skills to support a variety of production sites in the unit operations of fermentation, distillation, barrel making, maturation and processing."-Hiring Manager

Meaningful Work From Day One

Supports Brown-Forman Research and Development projects by performing testing, experimentation, product development or process research work assignments. Uses established scientific tools and procedures to solve routine and standard problems. Takes requests, implements testing, and analyzes and interprets data with supervision.

What You Can Expect

  • Supports the transfer of new products and process initiatives from the lab to the pilot plant and through to the successful implementation of the process/product to our global production facilities.

  • Acts as a liaison between R&D and production for startup initiatives by utilizing the pilot facilities for development and verification of specifications and standard operating procedures. Builds relationships with internal customers.

  • Uses approved project management and technology transfer processes.

  • Identifies and evaluates new technologies consistent with Brown-Forman strategies.

  • Provides engineering support to other functional areas within R&D. Serves as a technical support to the plants and production areas.

  • Understands the business background to the work requests and works with the supervisor to adapt the approach accordingly.

  • Collects, analyzes and interprets data using established methods. Uses data collection as an opportunity to learn the processes.

  • Leads and executes tests, experiments and product/process research requests from supervisor or other internal customers with supervision. Makes recommendations for new liquid development processes and findings from monitoring of established processes. Issues reports to supervisor or internal customers with minimal supervision.

  • Monitors, maintains, and troubleshoots instruments. Maintains a safe work environment in the pilot plant and at production sites.

  • Requires the ability to travel 10-25%. Range is project dependent.

What You Bring to the Table

  • Bachelors or Equivalent degree in Chemical Engineering or related engineering discipline

  • 1+ years of work experience with engineering principles or project management

  • Strong computational skills relevant to engineering

  • Basic lab knowledge

  • Knowledge of statistics

  • Strong communication skills

What Makes You Unique

  • Bachelors in Chemical Engineering

  • 1+ years of direct work experience in the alcoholic beverage industry

  • Experience using statistics

  • Bilingual English and Spanish skills

Who We Are

We believe great people build great brands. And we know there is Nothing Better in the Market than a career at Brown-Forman. Being a part of Brown-Forman means you will grow both personally and professionally. You will have the opportunity to solve problems, seize opportunities, and generate bold ideas. You will belong to a place where teamwork matters and where you are encouraged to bring your best self to work.

Many Spirits, One Brown‑Forman- We believe that an inclusive culture, one that values the diversity and unique perspective of each individual, allows us each to bring our best self to work and leads to greater teamwork, creativity, and trust.

Cultivating a Caring Culture- We know that our strong culture is one of the many reasons people love working at Brown‑Forman.

Nothing Better- At Brown‑Forman, we craft products known for bringing people together. Our employees have made us what we are today and are the reason for our success. Do not just take our word for it. Brown‑Forman is consistently recognized as a Great Place to Work® in countries around the world.

What We Offer

Total Rewards at Brown-Forman is designed to engage our people to ensure sustainable and profitable growth for generations to come. As a premium spirits company, we offer equitable pay structures for individual and company performance alongside a premium employee experience. We offer a range of premium benefits that reflect our company values and meet the needs of our diverse workforce.

Brown-Forman Corporation is committed to equality of opportunity in all aspects of employment. It is the policy of Brown-Forman Corporation to provide full and equal employment opportunities to all employees and potential employees without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, veteran status, age, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, physical or mental disability or any other legally protected status.

Business Area: Global Supply Chain

Function: R&D/Eng

City: Louisville

State: Kentucky

Country: USA

Req ID: JR-00007805