PM Shift Packaging Associate

Reports To: Packaging Manager
Scope: Mother Earth Brewing; Packaging Department
Hours: 3:00 pm – 11:00 pm Monday through Thursday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Friday

The primary purpose of this position is to assist the Packaging Lead Operator carry out day to day operations as well as various additional duties as directed by the Packaging Manager or Executive Vice President. A skilled Packaging Associate will work with attention to detail and mind on task in a fast paced, high tempo production environment. A Packaging Associate in a craft brewery must be willing to learn, as well as train in a wide array of skill sets and job functions.

Duties and Responsibilities                                

  • Maintain a clean and organized working environment in the Packaging Department
  • Assist in setting up bottling line and canning line
  • Clean and maintain bottling and canning line machinery and associated equipment
  • Operate and troubleshoot the Comac bottling line and Cask canning line
  • Stay up to date on equipment preventative maintenance
  • Document all movement within the cooler and report to Packaging Manager
  • Assist in the loading and unloading of trucks/shipments
  • Assist in local deliveries using the company van
  • Complete other duties as assigned

Qualifications

  • High school diploma/equivalent or higher
  • Ability to work with/and around mechanical/electrical/pneumatic equipment safely and efficiently
  • Basic mechanical aptitude
  • Keen sense of safety and quality assurance
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Time management and multitasking skills
  • Willingness and ability to meet tight deadlines
  • Ability to read and interpret technical manuals
  • Comfortable working in a team environment and coordinating with multiple departments
  • Thorough understanding of Microsoft Excel, Word, and Outlook
  • Numerically literate, comfortable working with numbers, making sense of brewery/unit of measurement conversion tables
  • Work 3:00 pm – 11:00 pm Monday through Thursday and 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Friday. Hours may vary.

Working Conditions

  • Brewery and warehouse settings (most being climate controlled)
  • Wet/humid production environment
  • Working with stringent cleaning chemicals and hot liquids
  • Uneven floor surfaces

Physical Requirements

Ability to:

  1. Lift up to 55 lbs. Move up to 165 lbs.
  2. Stand and/or walk for sustained periods of time
  3. Bend at the knees and waist, kneel, crouch, reach in all directions (including overhead)
  4. Maintain balance
  5. Effectively project voice in a loud production environment