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Associate Chemist

Date:  Sep 25, 2021

Milwaukee, WI, US

Requisition ID: 16264 

A Career in Beer:   

Our purpose at Molson Coors Beverage Company is to unite people to celebrate all life’s moments.   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 Associate Chemist working in Milwaukee, WI  you will be part of the Brewing and Quality team. You will be responsible for multiple routine chemical analyses and  instrument maintenance, calibration and trouble shooting.  You will also participate in non-routine projects and method development work including data review and interpretation that require basic understanding of statistical methods and ability to utilize Microsoft Office fluently. 


This position reports to the Quality Analytical Manager and works closely with the entire operations team at our Milwaukee campus.


The Responsibilities:

  • Plans, designs, executes and/or manages sophisticated chemical analysis programs for Interplant evaluations, Competitor evaluations, International Licensee evaluations, Pilot Brewing support, new product and packaging innovation, process and product improvement, brewery non-conforming product and consumer complaints. 
  • Provides chemical analyses on raw materials, in-process and packaged beer products, flavored malt beverages and their ingredients, ciders and sodas; and interpretation of results. 
  • Develops and implements sophisticated test methods for accurately measuring chemical properties of ingredients and malt beverages at the corporate and brewery level.
  • Performs high level analytical techniques and instrumental analyses such as gas chromatography (GC), high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC), gas chromatography/mass spectrometry (GC-MS), spectroscopy (infrared and ultraviolet), inductively coupled plasma analysis (ICP), Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), etc. 
  • Applies method, instrument and data systems expertise to resolve problems. 
  • Collaborates with Corporate Quality, Corporate Brewing, Technical Innovation and Development, , and Packaging Innovation and Development, providing technical expertise to support Quality and Brewing issues, process and product improvements and new product and package innovation. 
  • Position assures product consistency across 11 Molson Coors Beverage Company breweries, two Leinenkugel breweries, Miller Valley Brewery, numerous craft brewing partners and International Licensee breweries.


The Other Qualifications:


  • Bachelors degree in a science related field of study preferred plus a minimum of 2 years of lab experience.
  • Thorough knowledge of the principles and techniques of chemistry as they apply to Brewing and Flavored Malt Beverages.
  • Thorough knowledge of laboratory equipment, laboratory automation and data management.
  • Knowledge of ASBC and EBC analytical chemistry test methods.
  • Thorough knowledge of analytical methods development, testing, troubleshooting and adaptation.
  • Ability to plan and conduct analytical methods.
  • Ability to use statistical tools to evaluate and interpret data to ensure accuracy of results
  • Ability to plan, organize and implement projects.
  • Ability to evaluate basic lab equipment and make recommendation for future development and purchases.
  • Good oral and written communication skills for preparation of Molson Coors Test Methods, concise reports, and for presentations.
  • Interpersonal skills to deal effectively with customers, vendors, and team members.
  • Committed to customer service and team work.
  • Good organizational, time management and planning skills to successfully manage routine and non-routine projects.
  • Ability to prioritize and make decisions in a dynamic environment.


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
  • Flexible work programs to ensure a work life balance is maintained
  • 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