Packaging Assistant

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The packaging stage in a brewery is one of the most crucial pieces of ensuring a beer’s quality as it reaches the drinker.  This position assists our current production team in performing any and all aspects of packaging our beer in its final container.

QUALIFICATIONS

– An understanding of the brewing, finishing and packaging processes of beer
– Forklift Operation Certification is a plus
– Strong consideration will be given to candidates with Brewery production experience

PHYSICAL DEMANDS / WORKING CONDITIONS

– Must be able to lift 35 lb. cases of beer, 44 lb. boxes 
of hops, 55 lb. sacks of grain, and move 165 lb. kegs of beer
– Be able to operate packaging equipment for extended periods of time while wearing appropriate PPE

SAFETY MANAGEMENT

– Ensuring the safety of all Penrose team members and patrons throughout the facility
– Wear proper PPE at all times

SOPs

– Follow all written and verbal SOPs and work towards improving every brewery action across the team

SANITATION

– Monitor and maintain sanitation practices throughout the brewery
– Work in a clean and organized fashion
– Sweep, mop, scrub and squeegee work areas
– Clean, scrub, and sanitize parts and store according to protocols

KEGGING

– Maintain an inventory level of both clean and empty  kegs corresponding to the upcoming production needs
– Monitor operation of Keg Washer and troubleshoot any operational issues
– Maintain inventory levels of packaging materials including but not limited to: keg collars, keg caps, CO2 and other consumables
– Ensure proper filling of kegs as well as taste compliance of beer going in

FINISHING OPERATIONS

– Measure CO2 in finished beer and add carbonation to desired level as required by recipes
– Monitor taste standards of finished beer and be able to identify potential off flavors and contributing factors

PACKAGING LINES

– Load cans, monitor fill heights, seams and sanitation during the canning process
– Run labeler
– Participate in wild beer bottling utilizing manual fillers, cappers and corkers
– Create PM procedures and follow them for Packaging and Utility equipment
– Maintain inventory levels of canning supplies

SHIPPING

– Stage shipments based on BOLs and load trucks
– Unload shipments and put away in appropriate places
– Operate a Forklift in a controlled and safe manner

UTILITIES AND MAINTENANCE

– Maintain daily, weekly and monthly upkeep on Boiler, Air Compressors, Glycol Chillers, Cooler Condensing Units etc
– Be able to identify when equipment is not running correctly, source the root cause and track down solutions to fix

IDEAL ATTRIBUTES

– Reliable work ethic
– A respect for beer
– The ability to multi task and think on your feet
– Posses the ability to be flexible and maintain composure in a fast-paced setting
– A strong mechanical thought process
– Self starter that doesn’t wait around to be assigned tasks
– Be organized and able to clean up after yourself

If you are interested in applying and think you’ll be a good fit with our team please fill out the information below and attach a resume and cover letter in PDF format.

To apply for this job please visit penrosebrewing.com.