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Packaging Manager at Insight Brewing in Minneapolis, MN

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  • Packaging Manager at Insight Brewing in Minneapolis, MN

    Insight Brewing is looking for a dedicated and professional Packaging Manager to work closely with the production team to meet the demands of our growing brewery. This leadership position will head our packaging team on our Wild Goose M250 canning line and will be responsible for filling cans, kegs, and bottles of our beer while maintaining the highest quality and safety standards. We will look to you to build a culture of high accountability to ensure that we are putting out the best beer possible. A successful candidate will be able to juggle multiple priorities, keep the lines of communication open, and build a cross-functional team with a safety and quality first mentality, as well as lead by example, be organized, practice sanitary packaging procedures, carry out preventive maintenance, follow quality control protocols, have a strong mechanical aptitude and be an exceptional problem solver.

    Job Summary

    This is a full-time position within our production facility. The Packaging Manager oversees all employees in the packaging department and is responsible for the equipment and operating staff covering canning, keg cleaning, keg filling, equipment maintenance, and inventories.

    Reports to: Head Brewer

    Duties & Responsibilities
    • Works with Head Brewer to coordinate the packaging schedules for the brewery.
    • Posts and manages weekly labor schedule for packaging team and adjust as needed to meet production schedule.
    • Reviews efficiency and consistency of packaging operations to determine what changes can be made to improve operations.
    • Ensure compliance with operational policies and safety standards to ensure the health and wellness of team members.
    • Operate, troubleshoot and maintain all packaging equipment
    • Ensures safe and efficient operation of equipment
    • Maintain an organized, clean, sanitary, and safe working environment through production runs by delegating responsibility for cleanliness.
    • Leads, develops, and holds accountable packaging team members with a focus on safety, quality, and efficiency.
    • Improve production efficiencies and yields
    • Ensures beer quality is maintained throughout the packaging process
    • Develops and maintains SOPs for safety, CIP, and pack operations.
    • Measures and minimizes downtime on packaging lines via continuous improvement, preventative maintenance, and problem solving.
    • Proficient understanding of running all other packaging equipment and machinery, including future upgrades.
    • Understands production systems and diagnoses sources of machine failure to make necessary repairs.
    • Responsible for ordering and inventories of all packaging materials.
    • Ensure all record keeping, SOPs, and logs are accurate and up to date.
    • Work closely with cellar and brewing departments to ensure smooth product flow and the timely completion of the production schedule.
    • Records weekly inventory of packaging related materials
    • Provides support to brewing department as needed.
    • Establishes metrics and reporting as needed to identify opportunities and drive improvement.
    • Assess Packaging departments' performance against standards and objectives
    • Assist in communicating key performance indicators and associated feedback processes to packaging team members
    • Occasional weekend and evening work may be needed
    • Create and implement a maintenance plan for all packaging related equipment

    Job Qualifications
    • 2+ years in beer packaging or related industry
    • Strong mechanical aptitude required
    • Must have excellent communications skills
    • Ability to work in hot/cold and wet environments
    • Attention to detail, and ability to multitask in a fast-paced production environment
    • Ability to recognize visual and audible cues signaling machinery performance issues
    • Ability to delegate, lead the packaging crew by example and make difficult decisions when necessary
    • Create and foster a team environment that demonstrates genuine concern for personal and professional development of all employees
    • Communicates effectively with all employees, operations management, and guests of the brewery
    • Provides positive leadership throughout the organization and ensures staff develops to their full potential
    • Experience with a canning-line is required, preferably a Wild Goose Line.
    • Ability to lift 50+ lbs regularly
    • Forklift certified is preferred. Ability to be certified is required
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office suite
    • Ideal Candidate has the following traits
      • Outgoing
      • Positive Attitude
      • Open minded
      • Able to keep calm under pressure
      • Hard working
      • Willing to go the extra mile
      • Sense of humor

    Eligible Benefits: PTO, Paid Holidays, Sick & Safe Leave, Health & Dental Insurance, other voluntary benefits

    Please submit a resume and cover letter to

    Insight is committed to being a workplace that welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences. People of color, women, LGBTQIA+, veterans, and persons with disabilities are heavily encouraged to apply.