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Packaging Operator - Great Rhythm Brewing Co. - Portsmouth, NH

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  • Packaging Operator - Great Rhythm Brewing Co. - Portsmouth, NH

    Great Rhythm Brewing Company - Portsmouth, NH
    Position: Packaging Operator
    Job Type: Full Time

    Great Rhythm Brewing Company is currently seeking a full-time Packaging Operator to join our team. The Packaging Operator is responsible for all aspects of beer packaging, warehousing, and shipping/receiving, as well as cellar duties as trained. This position requires a great deal of flexibility and training in every aspect of packaging, warehouse operations and logistics, and facility maintenance. The qualified candidate will have prior experience working in a production brewery as a packaging operator, a demonstrated understanding of the brewing, fermentation, and cellaring processes, and have a strong interest in developing their beer packaging skills.

    Essential Duties (Packaging):
    • Learn, understand and execute packaging operations according to standard operating procedures
    • Assist in the implementation and documentation of SOPs as they relate to packaging operations
    • Keep and maintain packaging records
    • CIP canning line and kegging equipment
    • Operate and maintain all packaging equipment
    • Troubleshoot mechanical problems with packaging equipment
    • Train new canning line and kegging personnel in proper machine operation and safety procedures
    • Recognize low fills and improperly filled/packaged product
    • Organize inventory of finished beer, bulk cans, cardboard, can ends, labels, and all other packaging supplies
    • Keep and maintain raw material records for bulk cans, cardboard, can ends, labels, and all other packaging supplies
    • Create and maintain a plan for equipment P.M.s to provide customers with a superior product while maintaining efficiency at or above goals
    • Ensure department maintains Great Rhythm Brewing Company’s commitment to a consistent and quality product
    • Other duties as needed or assigned

    Essential Duties (Cellar):
    • Monitor fermentation by reading and logging gravities, pH, yeast cell density, and temperature of beer daily
    • Assist in the implementation and documentation of SOPs as they relate to cellar operations
    • CIP fermenters and brite tanks
    • Maintain and evaluate cleanliness and functionality of all gaskets, valves and tank fittings
    • Aseptically transfer beer to brite tanks and aseptically transfer yeast to fermenters
    • Perform assessment of fermenting beer for appropriate processing, including but not limited to dry hopping, crashing tanks and removing yeast
    • Maintain a sanitary environment, which includes but not limited to cleaning floors, walls, tanks, and other brewing equipment
    • Train new personnel in proper equipment operation
    • Other duties as needed or assigned

    Ancillary Responsibilities:
    • Operate a forklift (will train)
    • Enthusiastically attend brewery related events and represent brewery appropriately
    • Assist in staff sensory training

    Position Requirements:
    • Experience in either a production brewery or brewpub with demonstrated understanding of the process of packaging beer and equipment involved
    • Basic understanding of QA and QC tests and best practices for processing and packaging beer
    • Attention to detail and safety
    • Able to work in a team environment
    • Good communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills
    • Be self-motivated
    • Possess mechanical aptitude
    • Ability to multitask and manage time efficiently without loss of attention to quality
    • Flexible schedule both hours of availability and days of week
    • Must be able to repeatedly stretch, kneel, bend, twist, push, pull, stand, walk for duration of the shift, lift 55+ pounds
    • Work in hot, cold, wet, humid, and sometimes moderately loud environments

    To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to with the subject “Packaging Operator Application”