Team Lead - Packaging

Bell's Brewery

Comstock, MI, USA

Full time

Aug 16

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REPORTS TO: Packaging Personnel Manager

FLSA POSITION TYPE: Full Time, Hourly Non-Exempt

SHIFT: 2nd Shift Bottle Line (M-F 2pm-10pm)

POSTING DATES: 8/13/21-9/4/21

POSITION SUMMARY: Leads and assists in training new and existing packagers. Engages in the packaging of beer and ensures that the final product including the beer and all necessary packaging materials are of the highest quality.


  • Adheres to and advances the “Safety Always” culture of Bell’s Brewery, Inc., and is accountable for the safety of their crew.
  • Embraces how diversity and eccentricities make Bell’s a better company. Operates in a spirit of open and honest cooperation while valuing the inherent self-worth & dignity of every employee.
  • Leads all day-to-day Packaging activities on assigned shift.
  • Leads and motivates a crew of Packaging Operators to accomplish additional tasks. 
  • Uphold all policies and procedures according to handbook and department. 
  • Promotes an atmosphere of cooperation and teamwork within the department and the company.
  • Discusses production concerns with shift leads on the previous and following shifts as well as other packaging lines.
  • Leads meetings of Packaging Operators and Maintenance Staff.
  • Communicate with other departments including Scheduling, Cellar, Lab and Shipping/Sales to ensure successful completion of packaging schedule.
  • Double checks all volumes, batch numbers, schedule concerns and any other info related to the days production.
  • Responsible for making sure that the packaging logs have been filled out correctly at the end of each packaging run and have been turned over to the warehouse.
  • Monitors packaging staff attendance records and reports any problems to the Packaging Personnel Manager.
  • Tracks and records packaging staff performance through documentation, reports any problems to the Packaging Personnel Manager.
  • Coordinates with Packaging Personnel Manager to effect disciplinary measures when necessary.
  • Conducts annual performance reviews to direct reports.
  • Works at and monitors all stations along the packaging line, including participating in the rotating production schedule.
  • Assists in general cleaning of the work area. 
  • Performs general and basic preventative maintenance on the packaging machinery.
  • Works with the Packaging Manager and the Maintenance Lead to see that all Preventative Maintenance functions and documentation of said tasks are completed in a timely manner.
  • Monitors packaging materials inventory, communicates any shortage to the Packaging Materials Specialist.
  • Assists bottling, keg and canning shifts, as needed.

Additional duties may be assigned as necessary.


  • Packaging Operators

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

  • Must possess a valid driver’s license 


  • Automated packaging equipment
  • Forklift trucks
  • A variety of hand and power tools
  • Cleaning agents and other hazardous chemicals
  • Desktop computer 
  • Including a basic understanding of Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Hand Held Bar Code Scanner
  • Touch screen machine controls
  • Compressed air or other gasses, including C02
  • Company Vehicle


  • Exceptional leadership skills.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills and comfortable addressing diverse groups.
  • An energetic, forward-thinking and creative individual with high ethical standards who will positively represent Bell’s Brewery both internally and externally.
  • A well-organized and self-directed individual who is a team player.
  • Exceptional time management skills with a proven ability to plan, organize, and prioritize work load to balance multiple projects.
  • Experience in a production packaging environment with an understanding of lock-out/tag-out and other core safety issues.
  • The ability to safely handle potentially hazardous chemicals & train others in safe practices.
  • Outstanding attention to detail. 
  • Ability to coordinate with other departments according to schedule.
  • Ability and aptitude to work with and troubleshoot equipment.


  • A minimum of two (2) years’ experience as a machine operator.
  • Previous Management/Leadership experience.
  • A high level of professionalism.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Ability to make difficult decisions when necessary
  • A demonstrable interest in Craft Beer including:
  • Working knowledge of the brewing process.
  • Working knowledge of the cellar process.
  • Understanding the role of sanitation in beer making.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to sit for long periods of time, stand, walk, use a computer and other office equipment
  • Ability to frequently sit, stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl and climb.
  • Ability to frequently talk, hear, and smell.
  • Ability to frequently lift and/or move up to 55 lbs, occasionally lift and/or move up to 75 lbs with assistance, and occasionally maneuver 165 lb kegs with assistance.
  • Ability to frequently reach with hands and arms. Use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls.
  • Vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision and the ability to adjust focus. 

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. 

  • The work environment is that of a brewing and packaging facility 
  • The employee frequently must work in a sterile environment.
  • The noise level in the packaging facilities is frequently loud (80+ dB) 
  • The employee regularly works around high voltage, hot water, steam and flame
  • The employee regularly works with pressurized vessels
  • The employee comes in contact with and has to handle broken glass.
  • The employee handles hazardous materials.
  • The employee works near moving mechanical parts.
  • The employee works on wet floors and with wet equipment.
  • The employee works in a shared office environment

Bell’s Brewery is an equal opportunity employer. At Bell’s Brewery we believe diversity and eccentricities make us a better company. Across every department and at every level, Bell’s Brewery is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion because it's who we are. We value and recognize the inherit self-worth and dignity of every employee and strive to uphold a work environment that allows every employee to thrive as their full selves. 

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