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Sensory Technologist (1835) - Cincinnati, Ohio


The best people are the best ingredients for our World Class company. Add yourself to the mix at The Boston Beer Company. Just like our beer is the result of the perfect mix to the finest ingredients and products, our world-class company is the result of the perfect combination of high quality talent. The Boston Beer Company is constantly looking to add 'new ingredients' to increase the quality of our organization. That 'new ingredient' could be you
About the Opportunity
The Sensory Technologist role is to manage and execute all sensory functions within Boston Beer, Cincinnati location, primarily focusing on quality assurance and research. Scientific focus, prioritization and project management skills are essential.
Ingredients To Be A Successful Sensory Technologist

         Assure highest sensory quality of our product

         Help to ensure the day-to-day quality of the product by monitoring the sensory characteristics of the brands various processing stages

         Maintain records for quality tracking

         Assist in managing and maintaining all aspects of the Sensory panel

         Panel assessment, track panelist performance and attendance, and provide performance feedback , Screen new panelists and employees for taste and odor acuity, Prepare screeners, consent forms, instructional sheets and scoresheets, Maintain panelist database by adding new panelists, Recruitment of internal and external panelists.

         Implement and maintain all aspects of sensory training at local brewery

         Implement and maintain a training program for all panelists , Conduct basic sensory training to support brewers and quality functions as needed, especially new personnel, Maintain database on the progress of all sensory panelists through training program, offer rewards, feedback and incentives when necessary

         Prepare, conduct and monitor all types of sensory panels including stability studies

         Analyze and interpret sensory data, including generating statistical results and graphs for completed sensory data

         Coordinating evaluation of inter-brewery products, communicate results

         Ingredient evaluation - coordinating sensory approvals for all incoming ingredients

         Lab maintenance: lab supplies, equipment up-keep

         Promotes high product quality sensorial achievements within a professional work environment

         Special analysis request / projects per Sensory Manager

         Assist in the development of or revisions to SOP"s and testing methods.

To Be Mixed With:

         Bachelor"s degree in a science (food science, fermentation science, or brewing preferred)

         Minimum of 2 years of experience in sensory analysis, production environment a plus.

         Working knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint is required.

         Report writing and good communication skills are required.

         Experience with statistical analysis, XLSTAT, SPSS, SAS, or other programs a plus

         Experience with Compusense or FIZZ a plus

         Ability to work in a flexible and changing schedule.

And Served to You With...
A variety of benefits including extensive training programs, excellent healthcare, a discount stock purchase plan, a 401K program with a generous company match, and a competitive compensation package.

Boston Beer Corporation is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to a diverse workforce. In order to help ensure reasonable accommodation for individuals protected by Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Veterans" Readjustment Act of 1974, and Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, applicants who wish to request accommodation in the job application process can contact 617.368.5854 or company website for assistance.


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