Smog City Brewing Co is seeking a PART TIME packaging technician to join our team in Torrance, CA

Established in 2011, Smog City Brewing Co. is a brewer owned and operated craft brewery in Torrance, CA. We are devoted to producing creatively inspired and exceptionally balanced beers; each a celebration of whimsy and independence because to be normal is just that. So join us in embracing Different and help in creating our vast array of quirky quality beers.

This position requires brewery experience - if you have not worked in a brewery you will not be considered for this position.

The ideal candidate will possess an extraordinary cleaning prowess, an insane attention to detail, a ridiculous work ethic, be a team player, and have OCD tendencies towards producing the highest quality beer.

We are a small and nimble team who gets a ton of work done with very few employees. If your idea of working in a brewery is pushing buttons and drinking beer, don’t apply.

Responsibilities include, but not limited to:

• Grunt work- mainly keg cleaning- probably all day, 2 days a week, keg filling, assisting on bottling operations, etc.

• Assist in all pre and post packaging operations. Including case erection, labeling, package filling and palletizing.

• Receiving raw materials and maintaining accurate inventory

• Maintain a safe and clean work environment.

• Maintain cleanliness and sanitation of all equipment at all times.

• Help maintain packaging logs and governmental compliance paperwork.

• Participate in beer festivals and events. May require evenings or weekends.

• Busting your ass to get the job done.

• Assist in safety compliance and QA/QC.

• Learn and adhere to standard operating and safety procedures.

Minimum physical abilities required
• Must be in good physical condition and able to maneuver in confined spaces.

• Must be able to walk, sit, stand, crouch for extended periods of time.

• Must be able & willing to work early morning, daytime, evening and/or weekend shifts.

• Must be able to lift 55 lbs. (malt bag!) overhead repeatedly and maneuver at least 165 lb. (full keg!) containers.

Necessary Skills
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

• Ability to work independently and use your time efficiently

• Insane knowledge of the brewing process and how everything you do affects the quality of our beer, even washing kegs!

• Excellent beer knowledge, a good sense of smell and taste with the ability to communicate what you are sensing.

• Subject line of email must read: Eight inebriated elephants acting inebriately.

• Be able to collaborate with the team and have a strong desire to help create amazing beer.

• Communicate clearly and concisely with respect to all personnel at all levels, in addition to customers.

• Forklift experience a plus.

• A minimum of six months of professional experience at a commercial brewery.

• Bachelor’s degree and/or formal brewing education preferred in addition to brewery experience.

• If you do not have brewery experience please don’t apply.

To Apply:

Send a cover letter and resume to

The cover letter should describe why you are interested in the position and why Smog City Brewing Company should hire you.

Please provide a resume that includes all relevant work history. It should also contain your education and formal/informal brewery training.

You must provide 3 references, one character reference and two professional references. At least one reference should be from your current/most recent place of work.

References WILL be checked.