Brown-Forman Quality Control Specialist in Louisville, Kentucky
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 the 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.
Required Experience & Education:
Bachelor's Degree Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or a related field AND/OR four years’ experience in beverage/food industry, analytical methods and laboratory procedures including general laboratory equipment.
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.
Preferred Experience & Education:
Education: College/University (Bachelors or Equivalent); Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or a related field
Experience: 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.
Grade 24 National
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 Production
Req ID: JR-00000332