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Fermenting Senior Specialist

Date:  Jun 23, 2022

Golden, CO, US

Requisition ID: 21502 

A Career in Beer and Beyond:  


Our purpose at Molson Coors Beverage Company is to brew beverages that unite people to celebrate all life’s moments.  We’ve been brewing iconic brands for over 350 years and are now proud to be offering a modern portfolio that expands beyond the beer aisle.    


We are Talent Brewers with our culture rooted in our core Values.  We believe in our brands and our people, and that diversity WITH inclusion is the key to a winning team culture.  We want you to join our team of brand ambassadors who believe the world is full of untapped opportunities.  So, if you get excited about making a real difference as part of a winning team like we do, we want to hear from you.   


  The Responsibilities:  


  • Supports Brewery Safety, Sustainability and Environmental initiatives:  Continually ensures safe practices and policies are followed by team members.  Leads commitment to safety through participation in and support of safety initiatives as identified.  Partners with teams and EHS to identify and highlight unsafe work practices and escalate/correct with a sense of urgency.

  • Leads opearational shift teams:  Coordinates resources and coaches team to interface with resources on shift (quality, asset care, etc.)  Coordinates proper coverage for shift across lines, units and departments; in partnership with the People Starpoint.  Assigns job tasks/duties to shift team members.  Facilitates flow to work across unit/department  Ensures effective communication across brewery.   Leads team members to carry out operator-based maintenance tasks and participates in pre/post maintenance meetings.  Coaches continuous improvement and leads problem solving.

  • Ensures daily production schedule is executed:  Reviews production schedule for changes and leads the team to execute any changesCoordinates beer and materials availability.  Escalates production problems to the Process Leaders.

  • Enables  pre-shift (SC) meeting:  Facilitates L1 Structured Communication (SC) meetings to drive performance.  Coaches team on effective shift handovers, according to standards.  Ensures escalation practices/agreements are followed.

  • Enables Team Capability and Skills Development:  Partners with Process Leader and Training Specialist to implement training plans.  On-boards new team members according to the standard onboarding process.

  • Supports capital improvement projects/initiatives:  Provides knowledge and expertise to capital project planning and implementation.  Acts as liaison between capital project resources and brewing teams.

  • Tasks in Fermenting include:

    • Receiving hot wort from the Brewhouse, cooling and oxygenating to specification and transferring to Fermenting as well as the cleaning and maintaining of equipment related to this operation.

    • Receiving cold wort from Wort Cooling, pitching with yeast and transferring to a clean Fermenter.  Managing the incoming and outgoing yeast including quality and yeast performance related data.  Cleaning and maintaining of equipment related to this operation.

    • Transferring Green Beer to Aging, conducting quality sampling, cleaning and maintain of all equipment related to this operation.

    • Running the Prop area to ensure a steady stream of high quality, viable and bacteria/wild yeast free new generation yeast.  Cleaning and maintain the Propagation equipment.

    • Monitoring the inventory of the cellars, cooling area and reporting relevant data into LIMS, Prophecy, other data collection platforms and filling out paper log sheets.

  • Manages yeast streams and associated CIP processes to ensure the correct yeast is available for brewing. This includes the management of internal yeast needs, as well as assisting with external needs around the brewery network.

  • Other duties as assigned by the Process Leader.


The Other Qualifications:  


  • High School Diploma or GED (minimum).  BS or BA degree a plus.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel.  Knowledge of Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP), prerequisite programs, Standard Operating Procedures (SOP).  Good communication skills – written and verbal.  Strong influencing, coaching, and facilitation skills.

  • Strong knowledge of manufacturing operations.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office suite and relevant departmental applications  (SAP, DeltaV, Bailey, PLC, QMS, SharePoint, etc).  Strong knowledge of Lean principles.  Technical Writing Skills.  2+ years’ experience in manufacturing operations.  2+ years’ experience in brewery operations.

  • Sr. Specialist work can be strenuous in nature requiring lifting, pushing and pulling forces over 50 lbs on a regular basis. The work environment is hot, cold, wet, noisy and dusty at times.



Work Perks that You Need to Know About:   


  • We care about our People and Planet and have challenged ourselves with stretch goals around our key priorities   

  • We care about our communities, and 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  

  • Engagement with a variety of Employee Resource Groups, which can provide volunteer opportunities, leadership experience, and networking through the organization  

  • Ability to grow and develop your career centered around our First Choice Learning opportunities 

  • Participation in our Total Rewards program with a competitive base salary, incentive plans, parental leave, health, dental, vision, 401k option with incredible employer match, generous paid time off plans, an engaging Wellness Program, and an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) with amazing resources 

  • On site Pub, access to cool brand clothing and swag, top events and, of course... free beer and beverages!  

  • Work within a fast paced and innovative company, meeting passionate colleagues and partners with diverse backgrounds and experiences   


At Molson Coors, the health and safety of our people is our number one priority. That’s why all offers of employment in the U.S. and Puerto Rico where legally permitted are contingent on the candidate showing proof of being fully vaccinated against Covid 19 (currently one dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine or two doses of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine) to pass the pre-employment requirements. Individuals with medical issues or religious beliefs or practices that prevent them from getting the vaccine may request an exemption from the vaccine requirement

Job Posting Hourly Rate: $36.65


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: Denver