Barley Quality Control Specialist

Job Purpose:

Under the direction and reporting to the Director of Technical Services, the Barley Quality Control Specialist coordinates and manages the barley Quality Control function to provide timely and reliable analytical information which documents and insures the shipment of quality malted barley products to customers.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  1. Perform barley inspection, grading, and testing on samples as required. Be knowledgeable of industry standards and proper testing procedures.
  2. Examine purchased and potential purchase barley for conformance to malting plant and contractual requirements.
  3. Maintain knowledge base of barley varieties and barley crop conditions and yields.
  4. Inspect those elevators which provide high volumes of barley to verify safe and beneficial procedures are implemented on our behalf.
  5. Observe and document vessel loading for malt exports.
  6. Administer monthly barley collaborative for Malteurop laboratories and elevator cooperatives.
  7. Assist with plant malt sample preparation as needed.
  8. Assist with Micromalting trials.
  9. Gather representative samples for annual Food Safety testing.
  10. Prepare reports for external barley suppliers.
  1. Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry, Biology, Agriculture or related fields
  2. 3+ years’ experience in grain testing, food quality or food safety  
  3. Experience with ERP systems; preferably SAP
  4. Ability to read, analyze and interpret technical material. (i.e. data sets, lab methods)
  5. Ability to respond to inquiries from customers or production employees.
  6. Ability to present information and answer questions from management and other employees.
  7. Ability to work with mathematical statistical concepts required to perform Quality Control testing activities.
  8. Ability to define problems, collect information, establish facts and draw valid conclusions.
  9. Ability to operate office equipment such as a PC. Ability to operate a variety of technical equipment such as whole-grain NIR and microwell plate readers.
  10. Ability to travel domestically up to 20%

Language Skills:

The ability to read, analyze and interpret reports and legal documents.  The ability to respond to inquiries from customers, regulatory agencies and members of the business community.  Ability to present information and answer questions from international customers and their representatives.

Malteurop Group is an international leader in the malt producing industry. Our success began in the 1960 with our first malting plant in France. Today, our growth has allowed us to expand into 14 countries worldwide. We are present in all of the major malt sectors, including malt for brewers and distillers, as well as malt-based ingredients for the agribusiness industry.

As an integral part of the Malteurop Group, Malteurop North America, headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, has malting facilities located in Milwaukee, Great Falls, Montana, Winona, Minnesota and Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Our rich history provides employees with a culture of teamwork and stability, focused on our values of trust, mutual respect, spirit of initiative and sharing of experience. We are innovative in our malt product line with the recent launch of Craft Master Malt, providing our craft brewing customers unparalleled malt quality and flavor.

Malteurop North America is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Malteurop North America offers an excellent benefit package, including health, dental and vision insurance, prescription drug coverage, life insurance, education reimbursement, fitness reimbursement, pet insurance and 401(k) with company match.