Packaging Manager

Newport Craft

Newport, RI, USA

Full time

Sep 2

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As Newport Craft Brewing & Distilling continues to rise as a leader in the New England craft brewing and distilling market, the Newport team is constantly striving for excellence in both quality in product and in its people. We believe that every team member plays a valuable part in our shared company vision of being a top producer of high-quality beer, spirits, and customer service. The acquisition of rising brands Radiant Pig and Braven Brewing into the portfolio plus breaking ground on an extensive expansion of the building and production facility to become a go-to destination in Newport, RI are just two reasons why now is the most exciting time to come on board. We work hard to always be at the top of our game and are looking for equally hardworking, motivated, and success-driven people to join in on the fun.

Newport Craft is looking for a Packaging Manager to join our team at our facility in Newport, Rhode Island. The ideal candidate is a self-motivated, organized, driven leader with experience on a brewhouse packaging line, a diverse skill set in the production industry and genuinely values teamwork and innovation.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Take lead on all technical operations of the packaging equipment and packaging line
  • Play a key role in the decision making surrounding all packaging operations
  • Ensure break/fix and preventative maintenance tasks are completed internally or by a contracted technician
  • Lead spirit filling processes including proofing, bottling, labeling, additional POS items and palletizing
  • Assure the highest quality standards are met throughout the packaging process
  • Be a mentor to packaging line technicians to train and excel in all aspects of packaging
  • Monitor packaging material inventory and ordering timelines
  • Research and present suggestions to improve packaging quality, workflow processes and SOP’s
  • Practice analytical analyses of beer or packaging materials to ensure quality
  • Train on distillery operations, spirits development and production
  • Work with management team to support designing the upgraded packaging line for facility renovation
  • Perform brewhouse tasks as needed and help to enforce a clean and safe workspace

Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • A team player with a leadership disposition, strong work ethic and ability to give and receive feedback
  • Experience in quality control and developing SOP’s for packaging operations, CIP, safety and effective workflow practices
  • Familiarity with packaging equipment including filler, seamer, conveyance, labeler, coder, depal, pallet wrapper, PakTech applicator
  • Has meticulous attention to detail, time-management, extreme organization and strong communication skills
  • Ability to clearly communicate direction and train staff as needed
  • Be a forward thinker who is always looking to improve and formulate ideas
  • Aware of good manufacturing practices and strong technical understanding of machinery
  • Ability to be flexible and shift priorities in a fast-paced work environment
  • Comfortable driving a box truck and forklift (will certify as necessary)
  • Basic knowledge of industrial safety/compliance standards a plus

Requirements:

  • Proven experience in a distillery and/or brewery (ideal minimum of 2 years)
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • Must be at least 21 years of age
  • Ability to lift at least 50lbs, stand on your feet for hours at a time and walk-up ladders

By Joining Our Team, You Will Receive:

  • Paid training
  • Company health insurance
  • 401K with company match
  • Vacation / Sick Days

Compensation: Salary, based on experience

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