Packaging Assistant

Castle Island Brewing

Norwood, MA, USA

Full time

$16-18 (hourly)

Jan 17

The Packaging Assistant is responsible for ensuring all products packaged for consumption meet the internal and external quality standards to which Castle Island Brewing Company (CIBC) adheres. In ensuring those standards are met, the Packaging Assistant will be responsible for performing all applicable packaging standard operating procedures (SOPs) in a timely and efficient manner.

Daily Responsibilities

  • Sanitize in place (SIP) and prepare canning line and keg filling lines for process
  • Operate depalletizer (depal)
  • Operate 5-head canning line
  • Clean in place (CIP) canning line and keg filling lines after process
  • CIP and sanitize kegs as needed using 2-head keg washer to fulfill daily keg needs
  • Obtain pre-packaging sensory approval from qualified QC (quality control) or production staff before each packaging run
  • Regularly and accurately perform packaging quality QC checks such as:
  • Keg washer cleaning/sanitizing chemical titrations
  • Bright beer tank (BBT) temperature, head pressure, and carbon dioxide (CO2)
  • Proper date code application
  • Proper can label and keg collar application
  • Can seam checks
  • Dissolved oxygen (DO)
  • Perform BBT and fermenter vessel (FV) CIPs, deaerated water (DAW) rinses, and SIPs as needed
  • Handle pilot and research & development (R&D) packaging tasks as needed
  • Keep all packaging line area surfaces and floors clean and organized
  • Inspect all packaging materials to ensure they meet CIBC quality standards
  • Adhere to the CIBC occupational compliance programs and procedures
  • Communicate in a clear and timely fashion via email/text/phone, when necessary
  • Operate pallet jack, scissor lift and forklift

Weekly Responsibilities

  • Assist in managing incoming keg and pallet inventory
  • Assist in managing damaged pallet and keg inventory
  • Assist in managing dunnage
  • Assist in managing can label inventory
  • Participate in weekly sensory tastings

Annual Responsibilities

  • Review and provide input into all packaging SOPs
  • Identifying all needed updates with QC Manager and Head Brewer
  • Ensuring all needed updates are made and communicated to applicable team members
  • Ensuring re-training is conducted when necessary

Ongoing Responsibilities:

  • Assist in performing routine preventative maintenance on all packaging equipment
  • Communicate packaging equipment maintenance needs to Packaging Lead as needed
  • Assist in validating new packaging processes/practices
  • Assist in performing necessary equipment calibration when needed
  • Assist in the development of all new and existing packaging SOPs with Packaging Lead and QC Technician
  • Assist in recipe development/special projects, as needed
  • Contribute to recipe formulation, when necessary
  • Interface with contract brewing clients
  • Interface with equipment and raw material vendors, as needed
  • Perform weekend QC duties including, but not limited to: Rolec DH90 operation, pilot FV dry hopping, yeast dumps, etc., when required
  • Attendance and participation in training and production meetings
  • Validate new processes/practices
  • Perform necessary equipment calibration


  • $16-$18 per hour
  • Health, dental, and vision with employer contribution
  • Employer-paid long-term disability and life insurance
  • Paid time-off and paid company holidays
  • 401k plan
  • Regular beer, food, and merch allowance

How to Apply

Please email your resume with the subject line “Packaging Assistant”.

Castle Island believes in an inclusive world – and workplace – where people are excellent to each other. Anyone, regardless of their race, creed, nationality, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability status, veteran status, marital status, or age, is totally welcome to join our party.

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