Evening Packaging Operator

West Sixth Brewing

Lexington, KY, USA

Full time

Aug 19

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About the organization

West Sixth Brewing is a craft brewery and taproom located in downtown Lexington, KY. We focus on producing the highest quality, fresh, delicious craft beer, and sharing it with others by distributing it to other restaurants and bars in the Central Kentucky area. We were the first brewery to can its beer in Kentucky, and distribute flagship and seasonal beers to stores throughout the Commonwealth and across the river in Cincinnati, OH. Finally, we also operate a taproom at our production facility, located in the Bread Box at 501 West Sixth Street; our downtown Lexington taproom, the Greenroom, and our West Sixth Farm location in Franklin County.

We also believe that businesses should be measured not only by their financial success but also by the good they do for their community. That’s why, in every decision we make, we weigh not only how it will affect the business but also how it can better the community that we live in. From our choices to focus on green design inside the taproom, to our selection of cans for distributing our beer, to our commitment to give 6% of all net profits back to other community organizations, we try to live our values in every decision we make. 

Oh yeah- we also have a lot of fun doing it!

About the Position

Evening Packaging Operator

Shift: The shift is primarily 3 pm - 11:30 pm Monday to Friday but is variable and can end later or start earlier. Occasional weekend work is expected. 

As a full time member of the Evening Production team, the primary responsibility of our Packaging Operator will be running our canning line on a daily basis. In addition, they will be responsible for other Cellar and packaging duties as needed. While this is an entry-level position at West Sixth and no experience is necessary there is an opportunity for advancement to other production responsibilities. 

Primary tasks:

  • Canning line operation including, in turn, manually applying Paktech handles to cans and palletizing product.
  • Canning quality assurance checks: seams, weights, cap-on-foam, etc
  • Keg washer operation in tandem with keg filling
  • Forklift operation primarily related to packaging operations
  • Beer carbonation
  • Tank CIPs
  • General cleaning
  • Light maintenance
  • Bottling of specialty beers


  • Schedule flexibility
  • Must be able to bend down and pick up objects from and perform tasks at floor level
  • Must be able to lift 75+lbs
  • Strong work ethic
  • Self-directed
  • Attention to detail

The right person will be in someone that wants to join a team where we all are wearing multiple hats, and you will too. We’re looking for a team player, and one who is excited about the challenge of helping to build a successful business. We’re looking for someone who is interested in playing a role in the overall business long term.


  • Health Insurance
  • Cafeteria Plan (Dental, Vision, Life, other)
  • Year-end profit sharing bonus (based on performance, not guaranteed)
  • CSA Benefit
  • Employee ownership (eligible after 2 complete years of employment, not guaranteed)
  • Awesome Extras

West Sixth Brewing is an equal opportunity employer. West Sixth Brewing does not discriminate in employment on account of race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship status, ancestry, age, sex (including sexual harassment), sexual orientation, marital status, physical or mental disability, military status or unfavorable discharge from military service. I understand that neither the completion of this application nor any other part of my consideration for employment establishes any obligation for West Sixth Brewing to hire me. If I am hired, I understand that either West Sixth Brewing or I can terminate my employment at any time and for any reason, with or without cause and without prior notice. I understand that no representative of West Sixth Brewing has the authority to make any assurance to the contrary.

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