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  1. Luca Mariano is seeking a Lead Chemist to join their newly developing facility in Danville, KY to be a part of the brand from the ground up. Interested candidates may submit an application via the following link: https://www.indeed.com/job/lead-chemist-3dd490c6425f96a7 Lead Chemist Responsibilities Efficiently and accurately test raw materials The distillery’s ability to produce high quality product is dependent on having access to high quality raw materials in a timely fashion. The lead chemist must be very efficient and accurate when performing their testing processes. Develop NIR models for in-house testing The lead chemist must develop highly accurate near-infrared spectroscopy models to perform in-house testing. Testing: Whole and Milled Grain Analysis, Proofing, Total Acids, Ballings, Gas Chromatography, pH, HPLC, Yeast Cell Count/Viability Create a quality monitoring metric for raw materials The lead chemist must develop quantifiable measurements to denote what qualities are acceptable for raw materials. These metrics will form the basis on raw materials quality assurance and may have to be continually adjusted based on the quality of the product and seasonal changes. Ensuring in-house analytical capability is maintained They must ensure the equipment used to analyze the raw materials is well-maintained and appropriate to the task. Develop and monitor projects Various projects will be run in conjunction with distillers to ascertain what effect different properties in raw materials have on the final product. The lead chemist will help monitor and support these projects. Create quality specifications for raw materials They will establish a set of specifications that denotes precisely which properties raw materials must have for specific products. Work with the procurement team to create specifications for suppliers To ensure that raw materials of suitable quality are found, the lead chemist will work with the procurement team and create annual raw materials specifications for suppliers. They will deliver supplier performance reviews to ensure materials meet these specifications. Ensure quality management systems are implemented correctly Quality management systems to ISO 9001 standards must be in place to ensure the quality of raw materials is consistent. Develop strong relationships with team The lead chemist will work closely with distillers and suppliers. The relationships between the chemist and internal/external customers must be strong. Education A Bachelor degree or higher in a science field (ideally chemistry) is required for this role. Work Experience Lead chemists should have experience with a variety of scientific processes and distillation processes. Minimum of 5 years experience (preferably in the distilling industry) Experience with NIR modelling software Practical and technical experience with laboratory equipment and procedures Knowledge of the malt and grain distillation process Strong experience working in a quality assurance position within a laboratory, ideally within a distillery Laboratory information management systems experience Project management experience is an advantage Food safety experience is an advantage Key Skills Knowledge of malt and grain distilling processes Raw and co-product material processing knowledge Technical and practical understand of laboratory equipment and processes Food safety techniques and due diligence requirements Laboratory Information Management System knowledge Excellent communication skills Project management skills Self-motivated and driven to improve Excellent time management skills, able to work under pressure
  2. Hello, I am a senior chemical engineering student at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology looking to begin my career in a distillery. Recently one of my senior design projects involved the design of a distillery and I absolutely loved project. In addition to this project I have hands on experience in distillation processes from my lab experiences in unit operations working with industrial distillation columns and other equipment. I also have distilled bourbon and whiskey as projects for my classes in organic chemistry. Specific to breweries and distilleries my course work in engineering has also involved the design of several other smaller scale brewery and distillation processes. During my junior year I worked on a project modeling and designing a brewery with several mechanical and electrical engineering students. As far as hands on experience outside of academia I have had several internships in manufacturing environments. This past summer I had a co-op with a steel manufacturer performing quality control and process engineering tasks. The summer before that I interned at a utilities company on the startup of a landfill gas power plant, working directly under the project manager on the startup of a filtration process and several pieces of equipment. I am more than willing to relocate to pursue a position as a distiller. I am a quick learner and excel at applying my knowledge to hands on situations. Thank You, William Hubbs hubbswj@rose-hulman.edu
  3. Seeking a Brewmaster/Chemist/Distiller to perform functions inclusive of setup, analysis and performance of a proprietary bio-reactor/distillation equipment and product development of a pilot plant operation for crafted beverage manufacture: - sensory enhancement/artisan craft and nutritional/functionality knowledge - practical familiarity with brew/beverage/reactor/distillation/vacuum-distillation - yeast culturing/fermentation - industry instrumentation/processing and lab analysis equipment - electro-mechanical skills - agitator/mixer/process control Experience at sales, marketing and logistics is a plus. Featuring consumer market and revenue growth potentials of a uniquely innovative beverage product with wide demographic potential. A great opportunity for someone with a creative skill set, enthusiastic customer appreciation and entrepreneurial spirit. Preferably someone from the Cornwall ON Canada region or willing to relocate. Only serious inquiries please. David S. silverthorneds@yahoo.ca 613-209-7737
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