Packaging Operator

Alaskan Brewing Co.

Juneau, AK, USA

Full time

Jul 17

Position: Packaging Operator

Hours: 40hrs/wk; 4/10 work week; some overtime required as needed to match seasonal production needs; and rotating shifts required (Day, Swing, Grave shifts).

Benefits: Medical, Dental, Vision, 401k, paid time off, Employee Stock Ownership, AD&D, Life Insurance, Identity Theft Protection, Employee Assistance, group rate Pet Insurance, employment perks, and more!

Responsibilities

  • Load and unload vans with forklift and pallet jacks.
  • Set up, operate, and clean all canning, kegging, variety pack, and bottling line equipment as directed.
  • Ensure complete transition of assigned position status and responsibilities between shifts.
  • Perform light maintenance as needed. 
  • Report equipment malfunctions, damage, or anomalies, or loss of efficient operation to Packaging Shift Supervisor in a timely fashion. 
  • Clean equipment, building and floors. Must keep assigned work station clean and organized at all times. 
  • Perform operational check procedures including forklift safety checks, oxygen testing (DO/TPO), code dating, beer approval tasting, and finished product examination and testing. 
  • Ensure finished product (caseware, kegs, labels, etc) is to the standard of quality expected.
  • Perform appropriate sanitation and cleanliness SOPs including parts cleaning, personal hygiene, and quality assurance.
  • Maintain a strong working knowledge of the operational equipment in the packaging areas including pumps, valves, and packaging machines.

Position Requirements

  • Ability to adapt to shifting priorities. 
  • Ability to work collaboratively and communicate effectively across shifts and departments.
  • Repetitive work in a noisy environment around heavy machinery.
  • Safe handling of industrial chemicals. 
  • Ability to work under the time pressures of a fast-paced assembly line.  
  • Adherence to all established standards of cleanliness.
  • Ability to fill out required logs accurately and legibly.
  • Ability to work safely with pressurized pumps and valves.

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to maneuver pallets of product weighing 2,100 lb using a pallet jack or forklift.
  • Ability to stack 40 lb cases and maneuver kegs weighing up to 170 lbs.
  • Ability to repetitively maneuver heavy objects such as boxes of bottle caps or labels.
  • Ability to drive a forklift and handle heavy objects in a confined area safely.
  • Ability to work in cold, wet conditions.
  • Ability to work safely with hazardous materials (acids, bases, sanitizing agents).

Knowledge and Skills

  • Forklift operator certificate is required (training done in-house). 
  • Sufficient computer skills to competently work within our automated processes such as Brewmaxx, NetSuite, and Ignition.  

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