Packaging Operator

Wiseacre Brewing Co.

Memphis, TN, USA

Full time

Oct 1

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Who We Are:

WISEACRE Brewing Company is a fast-growing regional brewery with 2 locations in Memphis, TN. The company is almost 8 years old, but was founded by brothers who each had close to a decade of experience in their respective fields prior to really we're kind of 18 years old, right? Our focus is on making top quality, uniquely flavorful beverages but we have a particular passion for lagers as evidenced by our top-selling, GABF bronze medal winning Tiny Bomb pilsner. The brewery's core values are summarized with the acronym BEEFY, which has nothing to do with beef but which does stand for Bliss, Education, Excellence, Folks, and Yourself. These values guide our company culture and operations and we're looking for BEEFY folks with a love of craft beverages to help grow our team.

The Position:

The Packaging Operator performs the day to day functions of the Packaging department. These functions include operation of a variety of packaging equipment, as well as maintenance and cleaning of all packaging areas. In order to help ensure all aspects of this multifaceted position are performed as expected, measurable metrics will be provided along with regularly scheduled performance reviews. This full-time, permanent position reports to the Packaging Manager.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist in completing the daily production schedule
  • Assist in the cleaning of bottling/canning/kegging lines
  • Perform required adjustments to packaging equipment
  • Perform routine maintenance of packaging equipment
  • Perform package size changes on packaging equipment
  • Troubleshoot minor equipment issues
  • Understand and conform to safety requirements
  • Alert Packaging Manager to potential quality concerns and maintenance issues
  • Operate and perform pre-run, run, post-run, and weekly duties and housekeeping on a variety of packaging equipment including, but not limited to: canning/bottle Lines, PakTech, de-palletizer, air compressor, keg machine, cartoner, tray former, and forklift
  • Perform other routine tasks to keep the bottling, canning, and keg lines sanitized and in proper working order including, but not limited to: Pre-Run and Post-Run Filler Sanitation; Prepare, change-over, and sanitize machines to be ready for the next shift; Sweep and clean area around equipment; Check for quality and accuracy of produced goods; Follow SOP (Standard Operating Procedures) for each piece of equipment
  • Assist other packaging staff as needed to give breaks and fill in at other stations
  • Ensure packaging machinery are in good working order, charged (as applicable), and ready for the next day’s operation
  • Maintain neat and orderly packaging areas, including the bottling line, canning line, kegging area, warehouse, and all other surrounding work areas
  • Adhere to all WISEACRE policies, processes and standards in order to maintain a safe and welcoming work environment for self, co-workers, vendors, and guests
  • Other duties and special projects as assigned by Packaging Manager

Qualifications & Requirements

  • High School diploma or GED required
  • 1-3 years manufacturing or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Current forklift driver certification or ability to complete certification within 30 days of employment
  • Professional written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills required
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule, working overtime as needed

Physical Demands

  • This position is extremely physical and demanding in nature and involves working with potentially dangerous equipment, machinery, exposure to high noise levels, and handling of hazardous materials
  • Stands and/or traverses brewery for long periods of time
  • Frequently climbs ladders
  • Frequently bends, moves, transports, or lifts 60 pounds and moves 165 pounds safely
  • Use repetitive motions
  • Can work in both hot and cold temperatures


  • Competitive pay commensurate with experience
  • Company subsidized medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • Additional access to group short and long-term disability insurance
  • Paid time off
  • General beer perks
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