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Director, Brewing Engineering

Company: Constellation Brands
Location: San Antonio
Posted on: May 27, 2023

Job Description:

Job Description

Position Summary

The Director, Brewing Engineer will be responsible for the brewing engineering , process, and technology strategy of our brewery operations. Must have a strategic focus and anticipate potential business changes. Builds strong relationships with local leadership and continuously engages the business. Leads innovation and change. Collaborates across boundaries and scales and invests in new ideas. Design and process expertise of brewing systems including grains handling, milling, mashing, brewing, lautering, cooling yeast, fermentation, filtration and releasing with a focus on quality, innovation, and efficiency.


  • Strategizes and collaborates with Sr Engineering management to lead teams, develop scopes, define costs and schedules related to new CBI capital initiatives.
  • Directs and leads in the design, layout, and master planning of multiple brewing, process, and technology lines.
  • Develops funding material and justification for executive board review and funding.
  • Responsible for project implementation in the range of $150- 200 Million USD annually. Provides daily financial decisions with signature authority of 500,000 USD.
  • Leads and manages on-site field engineers, OEM contractors, site project managers, and contractor.
  • Leads and implements the global brewing engineering direction and changes at multiple brewery locations.
  • Design expertise with piping, valves, centrifugal pumps, positive displacement pumps, mix proof valves, etc.
  • Expertise in mashing, fermentation, brewing sanitation, installation codes, and related design conditions.
  • Manages and implements multiple aspects of design, implementation and start up for multiple brewery locations.
  • Responsible for budgets, scheduling, quality assurance, and safety on the job site and required to ensure compliance with plans, specifications, relevant building codes and laws.
  • Manages the advancement and deployment of specific disciplines and technologies
  • Proactively assesses and anticipates CBI's future needs and develops engineering processes.
  • Coaches and mentors direct reports and extended team in technical capabilities and career aspirations.
  • Empowers and challenges team members to achieve challenging goals
  • Creates global programs to ensure consistency and best practices for brewing at breweries.
  • Contributes towards directing the best brewing engineering practices to achieve Beer Division objectives.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively organize and manage multiple tasks as projects, ensuring completion to meet deadlines. Minimum Qualifications
    • Bachelor's degree or higher in Engineering or related field.
      • Minimum of 15-20 years' work experience in brewing engineering.
      • Experience in the beverage sector, or related consumer products business.
      • 10+ years of supervisory/managerial experience, leading engineers, etc.
      • Vast understanding of the consumer brewing process, including filling technology, palletizing, conveying product.
      • Experience with "Greenfield" or new line installation.
      • Experience conveying controls and best practices.
      • Knowledge of brewing installation standards.
      • Knowledge of installation codes and related design conditions.
      • Knowledge of brewing quality standards and codes.
      • Strong technical engineering skills combined with excellent management capabilities.
      • Strong collaboration skills; internally and externally.
      • Willing to travel to the US and/or Mexico (50% est) Preferred Qualifications
        • Bilingual English and Spanish Physical Requirements/Work Environment
          • Physical Requirements: The employee frequently is required to sit, talk or listen and drive long distances. The employee is occasionally required to stand; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and taste or smell. Frequent walking, including going up and down stairs and ladders, and bending are required. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 55 pounds.
            • Work Environment: Working conditions in certain areas are cold, wet, slippery and noisy. Involves exposure to hazardous conditions.
            • Travel Required: 50%, including domestic and international travel

              San Antonio, Texas

              Additional Locations

              Job Type
              Full time

              Job Area
              Operations and Production

              The salary range for this role is:
              $116,100.00 - $185,400.00

              This is the lowest to highest salary we in good faith believe we would pay for this role at the time of this posting. We may ultimately pay more or less than the posted range, and the range may be modified in the future. An employee's pay position within the salary range will be based on several factors including, but limited to, relevant education, qualifications, certifications, experience, skills, seniority, geographic location, performance, shift, travel requirements, sales or revenue-based metrics, any collective bargaining agreements, and business or organizational needs. We offer comprehensive package of benefits including paid time off, medical/dental/vision insurance, 401(k), and any other benefits to eligible employees.

              Note: No amount of pay is considered to be wages or compensation until such amount is earned, vested, and determinable. The amount and availability of any bonus, commission, or any other form of compensation that are allocable to a particular employee remains in the Company's sole discretion unless and until paid and may be modified at the Company's sole discretion, consistent with the law.

              Equal Opportunity

              Constellation Brands is committed to a continuing program of equal employment opportunity. All persons have equal employment opportunities with Constellation Brands, regardless of their sex, race, color, age, religion, creed, sexual orientation, national origin or citizenship, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition (cancer or genetic characteristics), marital status, gender (including gender identity or gender expression), familial status, military or veteran status, genetic information, pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related conditions (or any other group or category within the framework of the applicable discrimination laws and regulations).

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