Alaskan Brewing Company – Brewery Process Engineer – Craft Beer Job Posting

Alaskan Brewing Company is looking for a Brewery Process Engineer to join the Brewing team!

Position: Brewery process engineer

Wage scale: Exempt employee, DOE

Hours: 45 h / week on average annually; some seasonal fluctuation to meet seasonal production demands

Advantages: Medical, dental, vision, 401k, paid time off, employee share ownership, AD&D, life insurance, identity theft protection, employee assistance, group rate pet insurance, employment benefits and more again !


Contact: [email protected]

A little about us:

Alaskan Brewing Company is an award-winning craft brewery located in Juneau, Alaska. At Alaskan Brewing, our vision is to be a leader in the craft brewing industry, focused on quality, community and innovation. Alaskan Brewing Company remains locally owned and operated with the same original group of investors, as well as employee-investors and an employee stock ownership plan. Our core values ​​are ethics, excellence, rooted in Alaska; with a continued priority to make our workplace safe, fun, stimulating, innovative and environmentally proactive.

The position:

A new position in the company, the Brewery Process Engineer is responsible for the development, implementation and maintenance of systems and processes that ensure the continuous improvement of craft beverage production. This includes:

  • Monitor and evaluate existing processes and workflows
  • Optimize productivity by designing, testing and implementing new procedures
  • Document and report process status and changes
  • Monitoring and use of metrics
  • Supervise the selection, construction, installation, programming and commissioning of equipment
  • Provide instructions for successful implementation of process changes
  • Performing risk assessments
  • Assess compliance with applicable safety and quality standards

Reporting to the Quality Assurance Manager, this person supports operations in a customer service oriented role and works with multiple internal and external clients to complete complex projects while maintaining reliable production operations. Specific knowledge and skills required include:

  • Bachelor’s degree in mechanical, industrial or chemical engineering
  • Minimum of 3 years of related experience in project management in food processing or similar industries
  • Engineering experience with brewing equipment is highly preferred, experience with food processing equipment is desirable
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and CAD (AutoCAD preferred)
  • Proficiency in Allen Bradley, Brewmaxx and / or Siemens PLCs and control equipment is required
  • Familiarity with SCADA platforms, Ignition preferred

The challenges of the position include the remote location. Some of the mechanisms and systems currently in place have been implemented out of necessity to meet these challenges. Unique and essential systems include:

  • High speed can line capable of running three different packaging SKUs simultaneously, integrated with the conveyor and drop packer of a high speed bottle line, with automated end-of-line systems
  • CO2 recovery system
  • A patented biomass boiler to produce steam for the brewery from dried spent grains – Beer Powered Beer!
  • Automated variety packing line for mixed backs of bottles and cans
  • Automated water deaeration system

The lifestyle:

Live. Life. Alaskan. Our team of brewers are passionate about the outdoors and the Alaskan way of life; we are hikers, cyclists, wildlife watchers, boaters, anglers, photographers, skiers, snowboarders, climbers, pickers, beach goers, dog walkers and enthusiasts who like to take our beers on a fortunate adventure. Juneau is located in the heart of the Tongass National Forest and many of the ingredients we use like spruce tips and glacial water can be found in our garden. While Juneau is the state capital, the population is only around 30,000; you can meet new faces while enjoying the ambiance of a small town. Juneau has its fair share of rainy days, but they rarely dampen the pioneering spirit we all share. From our vibrant summer filled with daylight and tourists, to our slower winters endless cross-country and downhill skiing opportunities, Juneau offers a wide variety of ways to experience life in Alaska. At Alaskan Brewing Company, we are deeply rooted in our community. Our employee events, volunteer opportunities and annual fundraisers keep us actively involved locally, nationally and in our exciting industry.

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