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Microbiologist - Ayrshire

Date Posted: Thursday 11 August 2022

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South Ayrshire


Nine Twenty Engineering & Manufacturing have a fantastic opportunity for a Microbiologist to join our Global Client who are a Prestigious Leader in the Drinks Industry.

The successful candidate will provide and develop microbiological support for process operations across UK and Ireland sites. This role must implement systems to ensure that their distilleries are operated with an excellent level of good hygiene and good yeast practice.

You must be able to work on your own initiative but also be a strong team player, have enthusiasm, motivation & willingness to learn their processes.


  • Provide microbiological analysis for malt and grain distilleries with interpretation of the analytical data that enables clear recommendations to be formed
  • Drive improvements to process hygiene and alcohol yields
  • Provide microbiological analysis on incoming yeast supplies ensuring that any non-conformances against specification which may affect distilleries yield performance are highlighted and acted upon with the suppliers
  • Develop a Yeast and Microbiological Strategy for the company to which the sites can prescribe to
  • Submit annual yeast quality specifications and provide yeast supplier ranking tables for supplier review
  • Prepare information for the quarterly performance review meetings with yeast suppliers
  • Provide microbiological specifications together with recommended testing regimes for any NLD low strength alcohol products that are in a development phase
  • Provide microbiology support to ensure that our distilleries achieve HACCP compliance
  • Contributes appropriately to team meetings and supports the implementation of team strategy, plans and continuous improvement projects
  • Maintain and develop key stakeholder relationships within the company and with suppliers to deliver optimal yield efficiencies based on process analysis, and influence operational processes utilising trouble shooting techniques

Skills required:

  • Ideally Qualified to degree level in a relevant scientific discipline
  • Either a Microbiologist background or Chemistry, Science or Analytical Background with Microbiology knowledge
  • Ability to work on your own initiative & be a strong team player
  • Technical and practical understanding of laboratory equipment, procedures, and methods

Beneficial skills:

  • Specific knowledge on raw and co-product material processing and control is beneficial
  • Brewing & distilling knowledge & experience is beneficial
  • Knowledge of Yeast would be beneficial

Please apply directly to the advert or contact Rehana on

E: rsadiq@weareninetwenty.com