To Apply, VISIT: http://www.victorybeer.com/employment/

Now is your opportunity to join a growing and thriving organization that is revolutionizing the craft brewing industry. We are seeking an upbeat, forward-thinking Sensory Scientist with a positive, can-do attitude to assure and control the highest possible quality standards for all Victory Brewing Company products. Victory Brewing Company was founded in 1996 and is owned by Artisanal Brewing Ventures, the 14th largest craft brewing company in the United States. Victory is recognized in the industry for innovation in craft brewing, and is committed to producing the highest quality product.

This position specializes in growing a structured sensory program beyond the bounds of the classic true-to-brand panel, with an additional focus on troubleshooting and special projects. Duties may vary as necessary as part of an adaptable team. This position will progress R&D projects both internally and collaboratively, publication opportunities possible. Participation in technically focused ASBC or MBAA professional organizations is encouraged. The Sensory Scientist will report to the Quality Manager. This position will be part of an experienced, hard-working team of brewing scientists responsible for quality control testing, analysis, reporting, and troubleshooting to help ensure the consistent high quality of Victory beer.

Victory Brewing Company is looking for World Class Candidates who share our appreciation for quality beer and who want to join a World Class Organization. Our mission is to be the largest craft brand in all of our core markets.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Designs and implements a robust and self-sustaining sensory program including the following aspects: in-process, raw material, true-to-brand, R&D, blend, barrel, and consumer panels.
  • Designs and implements thorough training programs tailored to R&D, hop selection, and more.
  • Collects, organizes, and reports QA/QC data from raw materials through packaging.
  • Follows Standard Operating Procedures to execute a robust testing regimen.
  • Performs troubleshooting where necessary on process or equipment.
  • Understands and follows all safety procedures and wears appropriate PPE.
  • Collaborates with other departments to tackle issues as they arise.
  • Performs other duties as necessary, including chemistry, microbiology, statistics, and reporting.
  • Progresses R&D and special projects both internally and in collaboration with 3rd party labs.

Position Requirements:

  • A 4-year degree in food science or natural science with coursework in sensory science is preferred.
  • At least two years of relevant experience is preferred.
  • Easy to work with – excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Servant-leader approach to teamwork.
  • Focused and determined work ethic.
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a cohesive team to accomplish lab and production goals.
  • Ability to perform under pressure and prioritize multiple demands.
  • Understanding of fermentation science and the elements of brewing process and procedure.
  • Familiarity with ASBC methods of analysis.
  • Understanding of sensory science and its application in brewing QA/QC and R&D.
  • Ability to troubleshoot and solve problems related to product and/or equipment.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of recipes, processes, procedures, and other proprietary information.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications

Other Requirements

  • Ability to stand for long periods of time and do physically demanding work is required.
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs. is required.
  • Willingness to work in an environment with high noise levels is required.
  • Willingness to occasionally work nights, weekends, or holidays as necessary is required.

Disclaimer

This Job Description is only a summary of the typical functions of the job, not an exhaustive or comprehensive list of all possible job responsibilities, tasks and duties.

Victory Brewing Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer

To Apply, VISIT: http://www.victorybeer.com/employment/