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

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    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, as well as some warehousing, and shipping/receiving duties as trained. This position requires a great deal of flexibility and training in every aspect of packaging, warehouse operations and logistics. The qualified candidate will have prior experience working in a production brewery, a demonstrated understanding of the brewing, fermentation, and cellaring processes, and have a strong interest in developing their beer packaging skills.

    Essential Duties:
    • 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

    Ancillary Responsibilities:
    • Operate a forklift (will train)
    • Assist in staff sensory training
    • Perform other duties as assigned

    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”.