Packaging Tech

Smog City Brewing Co.

California, USA

Full time

May 19

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A Smog City Packaging Tech’s main role is to package beer. They have good attention to detail and ability to work in a clean, organized and efficient way to accomplish assigned tasks. They live and breathe Smog City Brewing’s core values of quality, community and respect. This position reports directly to the Packaging Lead.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Package and rack beer into kegs.
  • Rack finished beer into kegs. 
  • Assist in operation of packaging lines and perform pack-off duties. 
  • Assist in all pre- and post-packaging operations including case building, labeling, package filling, and palletizing.
  • Warehousing.
  • Receive raw materials and packaging supplies.
  • Operate a forklift safely following safety protocols.
  • Maintain a safe, clean and organized workspace.
  • Keg Washing (lots of it) using a keg washer. 
  • Keep equipment clean and keg area orderly.
  • Data recording. Use paper logs, spreadsheets, and production software to record data related to all the above.

General Expectations

  • Maintain the operational efficiency and safety of the equipment you use. Catch it before it breaks, fix it if you can, bring it to someone’s attention if you can’t.
  • Maintain cleanliness and sanitation of equipment and brewery at all times.
  • Work hard and efficiently to ensure Smog City beer maintains quality standards into the package.
  • Assist in safety compliance and QA/QC.
  • Learn and adhere to standard operating and safety procedures. 
  • Stay organized and communicate effectively.
  • Note - all staff help out wherever they are needed. The above are guidelines but additional responsibilities may, and most likely will, be required. 

Minimum Physical Requirements

  • Must be in good physical condition and able to maneuver in confined spaces.
  • Must be able to walk, sit, stand, and/or crouch for extended periods of time.
  • Must be able & willing to work early morning, daytime, evening and/or weekend shifts.
  • Must be able to lift 55 lbs. (malt bag!) to shoulder level repeatedly and maneuver at least 165 lbs. (full keg!) containers safely.

Necessary Skills

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently and use your time efficiently.
  • Insane knowledge of the brewing process and how everything you do affects the quality of the beer.
  • Excellent beer knowledge, a good sense of smell and taste with the ability to communicate what you are sensing.
  • Must be able to follow directions.
  • Subject line of the email must read: Seven Sicilian sailors sailing the seven seas.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely with respect to all personnel at all levels, in addition to customers.
  • Forklift experience is a plus.

Education Experience

  • A minimum of six months of professional experience at a commercial brewery or 3 years of home brewing experience.
  • Bachelor’s degree and/or formal brewing education preferred.

To Apply:

Send a cover letter and resume to ilovebeer@smogcitybrewing.com. The cover letter should describe why you are interested in the position and why Smog City Brewing Company should hire you. Please provide a resume that includes all relevant work history. It should also contain your education and any formal/informal brewery training.

You must provide 3 references, one character reference, one professional reference and a third of either character or professional nature. At least one reference should be from your current/most recent place of work.

References WILL be checked.

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