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Packaging Position Open - Bent Paddle Brewing Company - Duluth, MN

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  • Packaging Position Open - Bent Paddle Brewing Company - Duluth, MN


    Bent Paddle is seeking a mechanically inclined, hardworking team player to join our Packaging crew. The packaging team works with a Wild Goose 5 head canning line and a Brewsky 100, with limited seasonal bottling. This position requires a flexible work schedule, and willingness to work together as a team to break down obstacles and create solutions to meet quality and production goals. Shifts vary depending on season and inventory needs starting as early as 5 am or as late as 10 am, working either 4x10’s, or 5x8’s.


    The successful candidate for this position will be a go-getter who is up for a good adventure. Someone with a strong team player positive attitude. They should also have a good mechanical aptitude and strong troubleshooting skills. This position requires someone who is good at multitasking and while being detail oriented. Preferred experience working in a repetitive manufacturing/production environment. Must be able to lift 55 pounds, twist/turn, reach over shoulders, bend/stoop and stand/walk on a continual basis, also move half barrel kegs weighing 170 lbs. Forklift experience is preferred.

    - Complete all aspects of day to day packaging processes

    - Set up and breakdown of canning and kegging line

    - Operate machinery including canning line, bottling line, forklift and kegging line

    - Palletize cases & kegs

    - Work with production team on QA/QC to ensure high quality consistency product

    - Equipment maintenance and ability to troubleshoot mechanical issues as well as perform preventative maintenance

    - Coordinate and communicate with brewery team to ensure we are all paddling in the same direction

    - Assist in tracking of weekly packaging materials product availability

    - Stock, organize and maintain cleanliness of packaging equipment and stations

    - Operate forklift in a proficient and safe manner. Abide by all OSHA regulations

    - Additional support of warehouse when needed: unloading/receiving shipments with proper reconciliation

    - Work with all departments and Management in a professional, approachable, helpful and positive manner

    - All other duties as assigned


    We offer competitive compensation and a full benefits package for full time employees. Bent Paddle pays 50% of employee medical premiums and 25% for dependents. We also offer free employee Dental, Short Term Disability and $25k Life Insurance. We match up to 3% on our company sponsored Simple IRA program. We have various recreational gear for employee use (kayaks, SUP, canoes), beer, gear and more!

    You can find our application online at We are looking to fill this position as soon as possible. Qualified and interested individuals should email their application and cover letter to Bent Paddle is proud to be an EOE.