Brown-Forman Jack Daniel's Quality Control Specialist 2nd Shift in Lynchburg, Tennessee

Job Description:

Scope of the Position:

Responsible for monitoring quality and adherence to specifications for all whiskey production on all shifts. Provides information to all production employees on the interpretation and application of related quality standards by using problem solving techniques and objective testing to assure conformance to standards. Collects and reports quality, production and process information to management. Primary conductor of laboratory testing and other departmental activities to maintain compliance with TTB regulations. Provide support for audits of raw materials, incoming materials, and production support.


Quality Control:

  • Perform accurate and timely analysis on raw materials, production, by-product samples and any other samples that may be necessary to monitor the production process.

  • Perform data entry and analysis as required to maintain production logs or other data capture tools.

  • Maintain, calibrate and ensure reliability of assigned laboratory equipment.

  • Ensure that sensory routine and training samples are pulled, prepared and placed into the sensory booths as scheduled. Assist with result interpretation and analysis.

  • Participate in the Housekeeping and Sanitation Committee. Conduct HK&S and Quality System audits as assigned. Follow up with stake holders to ensure corrective actions are being taken to address findings.

  • Document any process deviations in EtQ and report to the Quality Control Supervisor and/or the Quality Control Manager.

  • Collect and composite samples to be sent to Brown-Forman R&D for analysis.

  • Assist in providing Quality training for all employees as needed.

  • Participate in Laboratory Housekeeping and Sanitation activities.

  • Assist with Quality Analytical and Systems report generation and other duties as assigned.

Production Support:

  • Work closely with Distillery and By-Product area operators and management in monitoring, analyzing and reporting on production processes.

  • Participate in process and product troubleshooting efforts and provide analytical support as requested.

  • Grain Testing: Monitor incoming grain quality through grain testing.

  • Milling: Monitor the milling process through Sieve analysis.

  • Mashing: Monitor mash and beer as needed to ensure process control and quality.

  • Fermentation: Monitor Fermentation process to identify any deviations in product and process. Report any out of specification conditions to Distillery and QC management.

  • Distillation: Monitor still operation by analyzing samples for proof and base loss.

  • Charcoal Mellowing: Monitor whiskey inventory and adjust mellowing flow rates to accommodate distillery production and warehousing entry schedules. Track and report vat age and status weekly and execute vat activities as assigned.

  • New Whiskey Load out: Sample, monitor and report load-out activities to ensure accuracy of the distillery yield metric and TTB reporting requirements.

  • Cistern Room: Monitor and Operate the North Cistern Room and associated DI water systems.

  • Ensure compliance with new whiskey security protocols throughout the process.

Minimum Requirements (including and physical requirements)

  • Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry or Related Science and 2 years of production process / Quality Control related experience. Course work must include at least 2 years of chemistry.

  • Demonstrated written and oral communication skills.

  • Demonstrated proficiency with current business software including MS Access.

  • Demonstrated ability to conduct analytical testing by following test methods and accurately interpreting results.

  • Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain effective work relationships.

  • Possess physical capabilities to safely satisfy work requirements within industrial work settings. Includes the expectations of bending and lifting heavy objects (50+lbs).

  • Employee must be able to work in a hot/cold, noisy work environment, climb steps/walk/stand for extended periods of time and tolerate exposure to alcohol fumes, carbon dioxide and grain dust (corn, rye, malted barley).

  • Maintain awareness and demonstrates willingness to conform to all hygiene and sanitation requirements as detailed in the Brown-Forman Quality Standards.

  • Employee must be able to work flexible schedules to support a 24-hour, 365 day operation. This will include weekends and Holidays and after hour call-in situations.

  • Employees must meet/comply with all safety requirements, attend required training and wear personal protective equipment where required.

Preferred Requirements:

  • Experience beverage or food industry.

  • Professional certifications related to Quality.

  • Knowledge of TTB regulations.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of Statistical Process Control.#SM#TSM

About Brown-Forman:


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

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Business Area: Global Production

City: Lynchburg

State: TN

Country: United States

Req Type: Non-exempt

AutoReqId: 4466BR