Molson Coors Brewing Company

  • Lab Technician - Burtonwood

    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(06/04/2018 16:33)
    Job ID
    Warrington, Cheshire
    Regional Location
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    For more than 350 years we’ve been creating extraordinary, premium beer at breweries from the Rocky Mountains of Colorado in the US to the historical Burton-on-Trent brewery in the UK, to Prague's celebrated brewing heritage in the Czech Republic, and the oldest brewery in Montreal, Canada. From our founding families and executive leaders, to our master brewers and our sales teams, we are a brewing company that loves what we do.

    We have ambitions to be the first choice for consumers and customers and our brands include, amongst others, Carling, the UK’s best selling beer for the last 30 years, Coors Light, Grolsch, Cobra, Singha, Doom Bar and Rekorderlig. 


    Molson Coors (UK) has been awarded the exclusive Top Employers United Kingdom for the past 3 years for our exceptional employee offerings. We are delighted to be one of the few companies to be officially recognised as a leading employer in the UK. We’ve created a culture that supports work-life balance and employee development is a major focus at Molson Coors. We work hard to provide an environment where the best talent can be successful, develop and grow.


    We are currently looking to recruit a multi skilled Lab Technician to be responsible for ensuring Analytical and Microbiological analysis is carried out in accordance with standard operating procedures (SOP). This individual will be based at our Burtonwood Brewery, working within the local team to apply operational skills to deliver the plan for the work area, adhering to safety, cost, quality and service targets.


    As a Laboratory Technician your responsibilities will include: 

    • Operate departmental control and monitoring systems (e.g. safety, quality, environmental, cost) to maintain the highest standards of operations and support effective communication in the department and across the Burtonwood site, internal and external customers and suppliers
    • Where appropriate, work with others to develop and write SOPs in the instance of new or improved processes
    • Maintain equipment and work area in optimum condition by performing required maintenance and 5S tasks during the normal course of operations
    • Validate off-line and on-line instrumentation
    • Work within all local hygiene, health, safety and environmental legislation and best practice, including and not limited to HACCP, COSHH, BRC, FEMAS, Safety the Molson Coors Way and maintain personal legislative training compliance
    • Work with colleagues to respond to adverse analytical and/or microbiological trends, helping to support process and production areas in required improvements
    • Assist in providing sensory services to help evaluate and report on process and flavour consistency of brand
    • Monitor and record trends in quality and hygiene outputs and data
    • Monitor and record information in an accurate and timely manner, using appropriate systems (electronic or paper-based) to improve performance while actively engaging with communication processes - written, verbal and electronic
    • Actively engage in problem solving to achieve improvement in department KPIs
    • Communicate and train-out new or revised SOPs to colleagues and peers as appropriate
    • Take responsibility for exploring and validating new technologies to improve performance
    • Continuously review practices, process and operations to identify opportunities to improve standards. Work with colleagues and peers to develop these improvements and embed into day to day operations
    • Respond to adverse analytical and or/microbiological trends in process and production areas, supporting the areas to improve
    • Improve process and/or operational capability by leading problem solving tools and techniques, carrying out root cause analysis to determine cause of problems with the overall objective of improving department and site KPI’s 

    In order to be considered for this role we are looking for the following skills and experience: 

    • Ideally possess a Science related degree, or equivalent experience, and exposure to working in a lab environment in a food or drink manufacturing environment
    • Practical experience of operating analytical equipment (HPLC, GCMS and autoclaves) as well as exposure to microbiological issues
    • Excellent communication skills paired with the ability to work at pace to deliver results
    • Demonstrable evidence of having an analytical approach to your work
    • IT literate and competent with Microsoft packages 


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