Packaging Technician – 2nd Shift

Lupulin Brewing Company

South Dakota, USA

Full time

Jun 8

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Reports To: Packaging Manager

Lupulin Brewing Company(LBC) is a busy and growing production brewery with taprooms located in Big Lake, MN and Sioux Falls, SD. We are a team of passionate beer lovers with the focus of making spectacular beer and sharing it with others. LBC’s core principles include customer access, community involvement, and a little bit of idiocracy.

Job Description The Packaging Technician - Second Shift is primarily responsible for assisting in all packaging operations (canning, kegging, bottling, plus cleaning packaging tanks). This position will be primarily second shift (approx 3pm-11pm) but can vary at times.

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Works to ensure all packaging equipment is running safely, at high efficiency and maintained to the highest standards
  • Ensure that all packaging equipment is on and functioning properly daily
  • Maintain packaging lines during operation, including starting and stopping of equipment
  • Ensure that all packaging equipment and packaging areas are 100% clean and sanitary, before, during and after operations and is always ready for the next production day
  • Knowledgeable of LBC policies and procedures and administers them in a fair and consistent manner ensuring standards are kept at all times
  • Stack full cases onto pallets for storage. Move pallets full of cans, kegs or bottles into the cooler using a forklift and/or manual pallet jack
  • Ensure that all beer leaving the packaging department meets all LBC quality specifications
  • Clean and fill kegs for draft to LBC standards
  • Visually inspect and weigh cans on the packaging line to ensure quality
  • Place cans into cardboard case trays and apply plastic carrying grids to the top of cans
  • Stack full cases onto pallets for storage. Approx 24 lbs/case
  • Assist canning line operator with loading empty cans and lids to be applied to cans
  • Work as a member of the team to implement continual improvement in packaging quality and output
  • Assist with building orders for pickups and deliveries when packaging duties are complete
  • Help maintain a safe working environment
  • Willingness to help out with other tasks as needed and assigned

Preferred Qualifications and Experience

  • 40 hours per week, days/times may vary, primarily Monday - Friday evenings with weekend hours as requested
  • Must be 21+ years old
  • High School Diploma at a minimum is required
  • Desire 1+ years experience as a packaging operator in food/beverage industry; experience with beverage packaging equipment in a production brewery highly preferred
  • An understanding of the role of sanitation in the packaging process
  • Strong mechanical aptitude and a hands on approach to troubleshooting machinery
  • Excellent leadership, communication, time management and organizational skills
  • Self motivated and able to perform tasks with minimal supervision
  • Fun, positive attitude is a must
  • Passion for high quality beer and quality workmanship

Working Conditions/Physical Requirements

  • Ability to lift up to 170 lbs above knee height
  • Ability to stand for extended periods of time
  • Ability to bend, stoop, twist, lift repetitively
  • Ability to operate a forklift and hand truck/pallet jack
  • Working with and around cleaning agents, compressed air or other gasses (including CO2) and other hazardous chemicals.
  • Tolerate hot and cold temperature conditions in a production environment

What to expect from this position

  • A fun, challenging, and highly rewarding work environment
  • Beer/Taproom Discounts
  • Merchandise Discounts
  • Valued, appreciated, and rewarded for your efforts and contributions
  • Flexible PTO
  • Eligible for employer sponsored Health Insurance
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