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BaxterBrewing
06-04-2013, 02:09 PM
Reports to: Head of Packaging
Location: Lewiston, Maine

Company Description:

Located in a renovated, Civil War-era textile mill in downtown Lewiston, Maine, Baxter Brewing Company is one of the fastest-growing breweries in the North East. Baxter was the first brewery in New England to package 100% of its beer in metal containers only (kegs and 12 oz cans) and the first to brew more than 5,000 barrels of beer in our first year of business (2011); an achievement which earned us the “2011 New Brewery of the Year” nod from Bevnet Magazine. Currently, Baxter produces 6 innovative, west coast-inspired, flavorful American ales, including a line of seasonal varieties all of which engage natural flavors and ingredients and push the boundaries of their respective styles.

Today we are on the doorstep of a 400% expansion—which will bring our overall annual capacity to 33,000 barrels—and are looking for talented, creative, passionate, and fun teammates who can help get us there. Before applying, please take a look at our company’s Core Values (seen here (http://www.baxterbrewing.com/core-values)) and make sure you can get behind them. Thanks for considering a career with Baxter Brewing Co.

Summary:

The packaging person will work as a member of a team whose overall responsibilities include canning line operation; the loading, unloading, and packing of cans, packaging of kegs as well as case and pallet configuration of the finished product.

Primary Responsibilities:

Loading pallets of empty cans onto the beginning of the canning line by forklift and/or pallet jack
Operation of electronic portions of canning line apparatus
Operation of manual and automated six-packing machines
Assembly of flat case trays and arrangement of 6-packs in trays
Transportation of full pallets to loading dock for pick-up.
Cleaning and maintenance of cooperage, as trained.
Other duties as assigned




Work Environment:
Physical Demands:

Lifting: 25-50 lbs
Frequency of lifting: Daily
Typical business day: Duties completed as assigned and described above
Hazards: Daily operating of a working, moving machine and working in close proximity to hazardous cleaning chemicals.


Additional Physical Demands

Ability to remain in a standing position for extended periods of time
Ability to bend and lift frequently
Dexterity required for fast-paced, repetitive packaging motion


Visual, Hearing, Dexterity & Mental Demands

Adequate to perform the essential functions of the job
Ability to follow defined procedures
Ability to wear proper safety equipment and protective gear
Ability to operate repetitive, fast-packed six-packer
Ability to quickly assemble self-locking case trays


Working conditions:
A packaging person will be working in the brewery where water and chemicals are used for cleaning, rinsing and sanitizing all tanks and equipment. Safety is paramount. The canning line is fast-paced and can be dangerous if mishandled. Keeping the work area clean and safe for the frequent tours being brought through the brewery is imperative.

Education Requirements:
High school or equivalent work experience

Interested candidates please email your resume and cover letter to resume@baxterbrewing.com. We will contact qualified candidates directly regarding this exciting opportunity. No phone calls please.