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Yeast and Fermentation Scientist

Date:  Aug 29, 2019

Milwaukee, WI, US

Requisition ID: 6913 

A Career in Beer:   

Our purpose at Miller Coors a Molson Coors Company is to delight the world’s beer drinkers.   We are the world’s family brewer, brewing and selling our beer for over 350 years around the world. 


We are TalentBrewers - we believe in our brands and our people, we believe that a truly inspiring and diverse place to work is a must.  We want you to join our team of passionate self-starters who believe the world is full of untapped opportunities. So if you get fired up about making a real difference as part of a winning team like we do then we want to hear from you.


The Headlines

In the role of Yeast & Fermentation Scientist working in Milwaukee, WI you will be part of the Quality team in corporate operations.  You will be responsible for providing scientific expertise, leadership and support in the areas of yeast and fermentation.  You will identify and investigate improved technologies in fermentation (“right-the-first time”), novel fermentation technologies and assessment of yeast health, provide innovation solutions to fermentation issues, improve existing products and processes, and to help develop new products and processes


This position reports to Manager Quality Process lab and works closely with brewery quality and operations teams.


The Responsibilities:

  • Establish optimized fermentation conditions for enhanced yeast health and, therefore, “right-the-first time” fermentations with designed beer flavor profile.
  • Provide leadership and expertise to the breweries regarding optimization of yeast propagation, yeast handling and yeast storage practices.
  • Identify and evaluate novel advanced techniques to measure yeast viability/vitality.
  •  Ensure yeast supply by shipping pure yeast cultures to the breweries and international licensees.
  • Provide leadership role in advising/advancing optimization of yeast physiology/novel fermentation systems.
  • Provide leadership in fermentation solutions for new product development such as novel beers
  • Provide in-house expertise in resolution of all yeast/fermentation issues.


The Qualifications:  

  • Demonstrable evidence of driving World Class Supply Initiatives to deliver on challenging objectives
  • You love a challenge. You complete complex projects quickly and adeptly with your understanding of the business priorities.  You act with appropriate urgency to various market events and trends that require a quick turnaround in plans and strategy 
  • You are serious about delivering results, and take pride in a proven track record in delivering. 
  • You are a motivated leader that can inspire others; you respect your commitments and are able to obtain optimal results from your team through respect and development
  • You will have a Bachelor’s degree or higher in microbiology; advanced degree preferred
  • You will have at least 5 years of experience working in brewing industry
  • Understanding of product analysis and test methodologies to support micro and fermentation projects 
  • Ability to teach brewing microbiology to diverse audiences


 Work Perks that You Need to Know About:  

  • As the world’s family brewer we have the scale to make big things happen and still get to know  colleagues on a first name basis across the globe
  • We play our part to make a difference – from charitable donations to hitting the streets together to build parks – giving back to the community is part of our culture and who we are
  • You can become a Certified Beer Enthusiast through in-house training that includes everything from brewing techniques to beer tasting and food pairings  
  • Access to cool brand clothing and swag, top events, beer allotment, an Employee Assistance Program and discount plans
  • Participation in our Total Rewards program with a competitive base salary, incentive plans, parental leave, health, dental and pension benefits
  • Work within a fast paced and innovative company, meeting passionate colleagues and partners with diverse backgrounds and experiences


At Molson Coors we seek diversity. Differing perspectives lead to challenging the expected, which keeps new ideas bubbling up. We’re an equal opportunity employer and invite applications from candidates from all backgrounds, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, gender identity, age, disability, veteran status or any other characteristic. We take pride in celebrating our unique brew.

Nearest Major Market: Milwaukee