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Packaging Operator / Technician - True North Ale Company (Ipswich, MA)

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  • Packaging Operator / Technician - True North Ale Company (Ipswich, MA)

    Job Title: Packaging Operator and Technician
    Reports To: Chief of Brewery Operations and Head Brewer

    Position Summary

    True North Ale Company is offering the role of Packaging Operator and Technician to be involved in all facets of our packaging operations. Primary duties will be concentrated in packaging, including can filling, keeping inventory of packaging materials, routine preventative maintenance on our canning line and keg washer, all with strict adherence to our safety and quality standards. Secondary duties include warehouse organization, loading and unloading of trucks, and maintaining a safe and clean brewing facility. Applicants for this position should expect to work a minimum of 40 hours per week, and up to 12 hours a day in accordance with the production schedule.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    Primarily responsible for packaging operations and packaging material acquisition:
    Operation of Palmer canning line with adherence to strict quality standards
    CIP of canning line following proper SOP
    Preventative maintenance of packaging equipment
    Acquiring and maintaining a par for all packaging materials
    Assisting the Chief of Brewery Operations in development of SOPs relevant to packaging operations
    Coordination with the Head Brewer and Chief of Brewery Operations with regards to packaging schedule
    Control the packaging materials inventory
    Coordination with Chief of Business Operations with regards to packaging allocations and keg cleaning schedule

    Secondary responsibilities include:
    Operating the forklift to transport materials, kegs, and pallets of cans
    Truck unloading of raw materials and loading of finished product with forklift
    Contribution to detailed data tracking in all operations
    Coordination with fellow operators in all departments, offering assistance when needed
    Frequent problem solving
    Maintaining a clean, sanitary, safe, and positive work environment
    Apply best safety practices including knowledge of and compliance with all SOPs and GMPs


    Stellar work-ethic
    Mechanical aptitude is essential
    Knowledge and passion with respect to the brewing process is preferred; or demonstrated aptitude to respond to training
    Forklift certification / experience is preferred
    Previous brewery, commercial beverage production, or other industrial experience is a plus
    Brewery education is a plus

    Working Conditions

    Operate in hot, cold, loud, and/or wet environments
    Handling concentrated chemicals in accordance with safety procedures
    Inconsistent work schedule, including overtime, in accordance with production needs

    Physical Requirements

    Must be able to stand for the entire shift, up to 12 hours
    Consistently lift and carry 25 lbs
    Stoop, kneel, bend in confined spaces where required
    Frequent washing of hands
    Consistently able to use repetitive hand and wrist motion

    Interested Applicants, please contact our team at
    Last edited by TrueNorthAleCo; 09-04-2018, 12:22 PM.