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Opportunity Details

GITEC Experimental Brewery Nottingham Technician - Ad interim

Posted: 2018-11-14
United Kingdom,
About the role:
AB InBev is seeking a RPB Technician I for their Global Innovation & Technology Center (=GITEC), in Belgium.

GITEC is AB InBev’s Global Research & Development Center, located in its own secure facility at AB InBev’s Global Headquarters in Leuven, Belgium. Within, a diverse team of more than 120 scientists and specialists, pulling from more than 20 nationalities, work diligently to achieve GITEC’s Dream: bringing people together to create and deliver winning innovation and technologies. Of course, the intense R&D work in Belgium is only part of the story.  

GITEC’s employees collaborate with multiple partners across the globe to tap relevant expertise and help AB InBev deliver and develop new raw and packaging materials, brew new and innovative products, and deliver them to the consumer in sharply-designed packaging. 

We dream big. We look to the future, not the past. We hire people that can be better than ourselves.
The opportunity is here. Make it yours!
Global Research Pilot Brewery (=RPB) 
Technician I Nottingham UK Ad-interim
Location: RPB – Nottingham, UK
Purpose of the Job:  
Delivery of high quality and complex prototypes for new process and product development for both Global and Zone Europe innovation projects. Building and leveraging technical expertise for existing processes and equipment.  

Support design, implementation and validation of new equipment. Provide execution of product and brewing process pilot productions, including yeast & fermentation testing within the framework of the innovative projects carried out by Global Innovation and Technology Development teams. Delivery of high quality and complex prototypes for new process and product development for both Global and Zone Europe innovation projects. Building and leveraging technical expertise for existing processes and equipment. Support design, implementation and validation of new equipment.

  • Understand targets / objectives on assigned trials requests, product specifications, and process procedures
  • Full responsibility to execute new trials, while striving for 100% accuracy
  • Actively involved in the transformation of a RPB request into a new product innovation
  • Execute blending, filtration and filling trials
  • Execute phys-chem and microbiology analysis
  • Ensure that required raw-materials and equipment's for trials are available
  • Perform trials according to established ABI process protocols
  • Apply good industrial practices & brewery standards to ensure quality in trial execution & reporting to guarantee reliability of results
  • Record all the data and observations made during the trials (datasheets)
  • Contact with 3rd parties’ relationships (suppliers for maintenance of equipment's) of basic complexity
  • Support Research Pilot Brewery improvement activities under close supervision, executing simple optimization plans of existing methodologies / capabilities and routine management

About the candidate:
Education & Experience
  • Fluent Knowledge of English required, other language skills constitute an additional asset
  • Chemical knowledge is necessary to understand the results of projects and to be able to find the root cause when issues occur.
  • Graduate degree in brewing, scientific background and/or engineering is an asset
  • Practical brewing and packaging experience is an asset.
  • Advanced computer skills, knowledge of standard software
  • programs (Word, Excel, ...)
  • Able to work with protocol process and equipment utilized to perform trials
  • Result-oriented with respect for quality and timing
  • Practical mindset and pro-active seeing work (manual work, technical, analytical reporting, safety, 5S, …) that needs to be done.
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Good interpersonal and team skills
  • Does not mind working in shifts (dayshift & late shift)
About the Company

Committed to driving growth that leads to better living for more people, in more places.  Through brands and experiences that bring people together.  Through our dedication to brewing the best beer with the best ingredients.  And through our commitment to helping farmers, retailers, entrepreneurs and communities grow.   We are building a company to last. Not just for a decade, but for the next 100 years. Through our brands and our investment in communities, we will bring more people together, making our company an integral part of our consumers’ lives for generations to come.
Our brewing heritage dates back more than 600 years, spanning continents and generations. From our European roots at the Den Hoorn brewery in Leuven, Belgium; to the pioneering spirit of the Anheuser & Co brewery in St. Louis, US;  and  the creation of the Castle Brewery in South Africa during the Johannesburg gold rush. Now, with operations in over 50 countries, and our brands sold in over 100, we are truly a world leader, and our diverse portfolio of well over 400 beer brands includes global brands Budweiser®, Corona® and Stella Artois®.