Packaging Operator

Live Oak Brewing Company

Texas, USA

Full time

Mar 18

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Production Dept of Live Oak Brewing Co. is seeking a full-time packaging operator to join our 5 person packaging team. The position will support safe and sale-ready, premium can and keg products by assisting with all parts of line function.

Tasks and Proficiency Goals – Packaging Line Operator – Reports to Lead Packaging Line Operator / Mgr., Pkg Tech.:

– Assist lead operators throughout run and especially during jams/malfunctions, often doing several tasks at once; constant attentiveness is required.

– Equipment operator of all components of canning line as assigned.

– Operator will maintain a supply of case trays, restock and maintain 6 pack cartons, assist with lids, can pallets, and full pallet stretch wrapping and labeling.

– Operator will build pallets of 100 cases of 6 packs by ensuring every individual 6 pack receives a proper and legible packaged on date then build into cases on a tight alternating pattern secure on a pallet.

– Operator will ensure all package is placed into inventory will be of sales quality and free of any defects compromising the package quality.

– Operator is responsible for the set up and break down and cleaning of all equipment involved in the canning operation as directed by lead operators; occasionally assisting with maintenance during down-time.

– All cleaning processes for the canning equipment must be understood and performed proficiently.

– Operation of keg washers, semi-automated caustic / acid / sani cycles; including keg exterior.

– Operation of keg filling, brite tank interface, and keg filling QC. 

Machine makeup of Live Oak can / keg packaging line:

– Tray Former

– Can Filler

– Can Seamer

– Box Packer

– Date Coder

– Case Receiver

– Level Sensor

– Drier

– Depalletizer

– Can Conveyor

– Bright Beer Tank

– Beer Pump

– Keg Washer

– Keg Filler

General Requirements – 

Typically, the Packaging Line Operator is required to stand and/or walk for 10+ hours a day. These employees frequently lift up 50 pounds at a time. Some positions on the canning line require repetitive movements and lifting above head height, reaching with arms and pushing/pulling various weights up to 50 pounds. The work environment conditions vary often with fluctuating temperatures, noise and moisture levels. Safety equipment and training is provided. Safety protocol must be practiced at all times. Additionally:

– Ability to operate a forklift and pallet jack, Live Oak will provide certification if needed.

– Ability to stand for prolonged periods, stoop, crawl, twist, turn, lift, kneel, climb ladders and stairs.

– Ability to comply with safe chemical handling procedures, including personal protection equipment such as gloves and goggles. You will work with hazardous chemicals.

– Participate in QA/QC sensory analysis with focus.

– Understand the importance of clean and sanitation. Practice good cleaning and sanitation, always.

– Ability and willingness to work well with coworkers and supervisors.

– Flexibility to occasionally work other production jobs as needed.

– Ability to be at work and working by the decided start time.

– The ongoing goal of being a crucial member of production team.

– Preferred can line experience.

– Compensation based on experience.

Please forward resume and cover letter to work@liveoakbrewing.com.

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