Job Summary
This is a full-time position to be a packaging operator on our Comac keg machine and GAI counter pressure bottle line. The packaging operator is a part of a highly dedicated and motivated team that packages our beer for sale and distribution. We are the last line of defense.

The role of a Packaging Operator includes but is not limited to the following responsibilities:
• Start-up, sterilization, operation, and clean-up of the brewery’s keg line and bottle line.
• Safe use of an electric pallet jack ensuring both lines have the necessary inputs and outputs flowing. Movement of finished goods to the driveway staging area to be picked up by a forklift.
• Performing preventative maintenance based on established schedules ensuring that daily, weekly, and annual maintenance is performed.
• Performs other tasks and assignments as instructed by the Packaging Manager

Requirements
• You should have a strong focus on quality, safety and efficiency, constantly evaluating work practices in the spirit of improvement
• You must be able to lift up to 55 pounds repeatedly and maneuver 175 lb kegs for extended periods
• Must be able to twist/turn, reach over shoulders and stand/walk on a continual basis
• Work on your feet for eight hours at a time
• Work in extreme temperatures for extended periods of time
• Work in loud production environments
• Work with chemicals of varying composition
• Work in damp/wet areas
• Work in confined spaces
• Ability to multi-task and follow directions.
• Work independently as well as a team player
• Strong mechanical ability with problem solving/troubleshooting skills
• Ability to work all shifts, additional hours & weekends as necessary
• A desire to learn and grow with the company
• Ability to operate an electric pallet jack
• You must be open and a good communicator
• A great attitude and passion for craft beer is required!
• Respect for fellow co-workers, supervisors, and managers

At the Brooklyn Brewery we have a motto to “Defend Beer” and the packaging department truly takes this to heart. The greatest beer in the world can be made but it must be packaged properly. We are the last line of defense, and nothing sub-great will get by us. We are not just packaging guys, we are beer preservationists.

The ideal candidate would be a recent college graduate or someone who has work experience in the packaging, beverage industry. Experience with fillers, labelers, packers, sealers, pallet jacks, and keg lines are a plus.
If you would like to be considered for this great opportunity, forward your cover letter and resume to mstein@brooklynbrewery.com

Brooklyn Brewery - 79 North 11th Street, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY, 11211