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02-28-2014, 11:27 AM
JOB TITLE: Packaging Manager
LOCATION: All Brewery sites with occasional travel
REPORTS TO: Director of Operations
POSITION TYPE: Full- Time, Salary
EXTERNAL POSTING DATES: 2/28/2014-03/16/2014

POSITION SUMMARY: Provides the direction and supervision that builds and sustains a world-class, safety-driven, quality-focused, high-performing and diverse packaging team.

•Adheres to and advances the “Safety Always” culture of Bell’s Brewery, Inc., and is accountable for the safety of their department.
•Successfully builds rapport, respect and camaraderie, both inter- and intra-departmentally, through exceptional coaching, teambuilding and training.
•Ensures that a quality focus is integral to all aspects of department operations
•Works closely with the Beer Production and Logistics departments to ensure the timely completion of the Packaging Schedule.
•Works closely with the Assistant Packaging Manager to address developing personnel concerns.
•Supervises the Packaging Materials Specialist to ensure quality packaging materials are available to complete the packaging schedule.
•Supports the Packaging Maintenance Lead to ensure all equipment is running safely, at high efficiency and maintained to the highest standards
•Interfaces with the Packaging Engineer to design and install new packaging equipment as needed.
•As a MaPS team member, works to assure that an effective planning and communication process for brewery production is promoted throughout the Bells organization.
•Is informed about, educates on, and implements industry best practices. Continuously improves safety, quality and efficiencies while reducing cost and complexity.
•Leads meetings of direct reports to ensure effective communication throughout the department and company as a whole.
•Ensures that the packaging areas are organized, clean and sanitary
•Establishes key performance indicators and associated feedback processes to assess Packaging departments' performance against standards and objectives.
•Routinely examines material performance and production data to ensure efficient utilization of all packaging resources.
•Reviews packaging material purchase agreements and contracts to optimize material pricing and quality.
•Periodically researches, sources and audits packaging material vendors.
•May use the company vehicle for deliveries and travel.
•Assists bottling, kegging and canning shifts, occasional forklift operation.
•Flexible schedule. 24-hour, 7-day on-call status, required.

Additional duties may be assigned as necessary.

•Supervises five (5) brewery packaging lines.
•Manages four (4) direct reports (Assistant Packaging Manager, Packaging Engineer, Packaging Maintenance Lead, and Packaging Materials Specialist).

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
•Must possess a valid driver’s license

•Automated packaging equipment
•Forklift trucks
•A variety of hand and power tools
•Cleaning agents and other hazardous chemicals
•Desktop computer ( Word, Excel and Outlook)
•Company Phone
•Hand Held Bar Code Scanner
•Touch screen machine controls
•Compressed air or other gasses, including C02
•Company Vehicle

•Excellent communication skills.
•A high level of professionalism.
•Experience with Microsoft Office Suite.
•Good mechanical skills.
•Ability to troubleshoot problems.

THE IDEAL CANDIDATE WILL POSSESS:•A Bachelors Degree or equivalent expertise in Packaging, Food Science, Engineering or other relevant field.
•A Minimum of 5 years Management/Leadership experience, preferably at a brewery or other food production facility
•Prior significant experience as a packaging operator.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
•Ability to frequently sit, stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl and climb.
•Ability to frequently talk, hear, and smell.
•Ability to lift and/or move up to 55 pounds and occasionally maneuver 165 lb kegs 50 lbs.
•Ability to frequently reach with hands and arms. Use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls.
•Vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision and the ability to adjust focus.
•The ability to travel to various industry events via car or airplane is required.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.
•Work is primarily performed in an office environment with frequent trips to operational areas required.
•The work environment is that of a brewing and packaging facility
•The employee frequently must work in a sanitary environment.
•The noise level in the packaging facilities is frequently loud (80+ dB)
•The employee regularly works around high voltage, hot water, steam and flame
•The employee regularly works with pressurized vessels
•The employee comes in contact with and has to handle broken glass.
•The employee handles hazardous materials.
•The employee works near moving mechanical parts.
•The employee works on wet floors and with wet equipment.

PLEASE APPLY HERE: If you are interested in this position please supply a cover letter, résumé AND application to employment@bellsbeer.com.

Bell’s is an Equal Opportunity Employer