Brewery Process Engineer
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Being part of the Alaskan Brew Crew is more than a job-it’s a lifestyle. Alaskan Brewing Co. offers career opportunities with growth potential to talented, energetic and creative individuals who have a passion for life and work. Every member of the Brew Crew enthusiastically contributes to the quality, customer satisfaction and development of the company’s brands, the craft brewing industry and the local community. The following departments comprise Alaskan Brewing: Brewing, Packaging, Quality Assurance, Accounting, Engineering, Logistics, Maintenance, Human Resources, Retail, and Marketing and Sales.
Alaskan Brewing Co. offers health, dental, and vision insurance as well as paid holidays and vacation, life insurance, a 401(k) with employee match, potential profit sharing, and opportunity for personal growth and professional development. The Brew Crew also takes part in our Employee Share Ownership Program (ESOP) and as such are owners of Alaskan Brewing.
Alaskan Brewing Company is looking for the right Brewery Process Engineer to join our innovative, enthusiastic, pioneering team. The position will be located at our internationally recognized craft brewery in Juneau, Alaska. At Alaskan Brewing, we value talented, energetic, creative individuals, who have a passion for life and work. We enjoy the challenges and opportunities that come with brewing beer in Alaska; it's part of the Alaskan lifestyle! With our focus on quality, development, and customer satisfaction, every member of the Brew Crew enthusiastically contributes to the company’s brands, the craft brewing industry, and the local community.
The Brewery Process Engineer position supports operations in a “customer service oriented” role by identifying, evaluating, developing, designing, and implementing improvements, projects, optimizations, process changes, and new technologies to achieve increased productivity, enhanced production flexibility and capacity, improved quality, safer operations, and improved compliance. The Brewery Process Engineer will successfully complete projects that include specifying, selecting, building, installing, programming, and commissioning equipment and/or working with engineering design firms. This position must work well with multiple internal and external customers to complete complex projects on time while maintaining reliable and efficient production operations.
The Brewery Process Engineer's responsibilities may include:
- Overseeing and assessing existing processes and workflows
- Optimizing productivity by designing, implementing and testing new procedures
- Assembling reports to document process status and changes
- Tracking metrics to discover areas for improvement and monitor upgrades
- Overseeing equipment selection, building, installation, programming and commissioning
- Utilizing process simulation software to test and find the most appropriate production strategies
- Providing thorough instructions for successful implementation of process changes
- Conducting risk assessments
- Assessing compliance with applicable safety and quality standards
- Providing excellent customer service
- Other tasks as assigned by your supervisor
Knowledge and Skills Needed
- Bachelor’s degree required in Mechanical, Industrial or Electrical Engineering
- Minimum of 3 years of related experience managing projects in food processing, or similar industries require the highest safety, compliance and quality standards
- Engineering experience with food processing equipment is strongly preferred
- Experience with brewing equipment is desirable
- Computer Skills: Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite and CAD (AutoCAD preferred). · Proficiency with Allen Bradley, Brewmaxx and/or Siemens PLCs and controls hardware is required
- Familiarity with SCADA platforms, Ignition and Braumat preferred
- Familiarity with Enterprise Resource Planning Systems and Manufacturing Execution Systems for process control preferred.
- Ability to communicate well with other people, both orally and in writing
- Ability to climb stairs and agility in maneuvering throughout production facility
- Physical ability to stack 40 lbs. cases to a height of seven feet, lift kegs with weights of 35-60 lbs, maneuver pallets of beer weighing up to 2,100 lbs using a pallet jack or forklift
- Ability to handle and work safely around a variety of hazardous materials and chemicals including acids, caustics, and iodine
- Ability to safely work with pressurized systems, pumps, and valves
- Ability to work with challenging environmental conditions (hot, cold, steamy, noisy)
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