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  • Head of Packaging - Jack's Hard Cider, Gettysburg PA

    Jack's Hard Cider in Gettysburg, PA is looking for an organized and flexible person with strong management skills and an appreciation for craft cider and wine to join our team as the Head of Packaging. In this position, you are responsible for the administrative components of the Packaging Department. You will work with the Head Cidermaker and Head of Production to ensure timeline and production deadlines are met. You will write and update SOP’s and scheduling.


    Head of Packaging Job Responsibilities

    ● Primarily responsible for the all administration responsibilities of the Packaging department
    ● Ensures that all materials for packaging needs are ordered and in inventory timely (Cans and canning materials, Bottles and Materials, Kegs, Labels,etc)
    ● Oversees QC of all packaged ciders ensuring finished product meets company standards
    ● Works seamlessly with Head Cidermaker to ensure timeline and production deadlines are met
    ● Communicates to team members daily with scheduling changes and manpower disbursement
    ● Ensures that regularly scheduled maintenance is in place for all packaging equipment
    ● Works with manufacturers to ensure best prices available are being attained
    ● Writes and updates SOP’s for equipment and procedures for packaging dept
    ● Organizes tasks in order of priority and assigns to necessary staff
    ● Reports clear, accurate and timely results from packaging runs and enters into company tracking software
    ● Manages packaging material spending and expense reports
    ● Proposes equipment upgrades to improve quality and efficiency
    ● Works on the floor as is needed to accomplish packaging needs of Company
    ● Operates canning and bottling lines when needed for training or production needs
    ● Communicates well throughout the company both in person and within company software
    ● Works to ensure a healthy and communicative environment both in the packaging department and between other relative departments


    Head of Packaging Job Qualifications
    • Must be able to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination
    • Must be 21 years of age or older at the time of application
    • Strong mechanical aptitude including knowledge of pneumatics, VFDs, basic electrical, and ability to troubleshoot efficiently.
    • Ability to read and interpret manufacturers’ operation and service manuals, and communicate clearly using appropriate nomenclature with technicians as needed
    • Understanding of cleaning and sanitation requirements in the food and beverage industry, especially as pertaining to cider.
    • Able to comply with safe chemical handling procedure, including personal protective equipment such as gloves, goggles and ear protection.
    • Organized and accurate record keeping.
    • Able to regularly twist, turn, kneel, climb, stoop, bend, crawl, lift and carry supplies and equipment weighing up to 55 pounds using appropriate techniques and tools.
    • Able to move 165-pounds, using appropriate techniques and tools.
    • Ability to work in confined spaces and refrigerated, damp and wet environments.
    • Ability to work on a ladder frequently.
    • Ability to proficiently operate a forklift strongly preferred.
    • OT may be required, including occasional weekend work.
    • Able to work in indoor and outdoor environments with moderate noise, crowded spaces, and occasionally slippery floors.
    • Able to comply with and enforce all health, safety, and personal hygiene policies and standards
    • Strong people management skills
    • Ability to multitask and troubleshoot.
    • Skilled with prioritization of labor needs.
    • Experience and familiarity with Rotary Canning Lines
    • Ability to plan and organize.
    • High level of communication using company systems.
    • High level of documentation and record-keeping.
    • Flexibility at the highest level
    • Ability to lead through example and steward company core values
    • Proficient with Word, Sheets, Ekos
    • High level of communication and follow through in dealing with vendors
    • Operates with a high level of accountability and professionalism for themselves and their team
    • Comfortable accepting and giving constructive criticism

    Please send inquiries and resumes to info@jackshardcider.com. Thank you.
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