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  • Packaging Technician - Great North Aleworks - Manchester, NH

    JOB TITLE: Packaging Technician
    LOCATION: Great North Aleworks, Manchester, NH
    REPORTS TO: Packaging Manager
    POSITION TYPE: Full-Time, Hourly, Non-Exempt
    SHIFT: Dynamic; First and Second Shift

    About the company:

    Great North Aleworks is an award-winning production craft brewery in Manchester, New Hampshire. We are one of the largest craft brewers in the state, with a 3-vessel 20-barrel DME brewhouse, Wild Goose/Ska Fabrication packaging line, comprehensive quality program, 1,500 square foot drive in cooler, and large tasting room with outdoor patio.

    Great North Aleworks maintains a fanatical devotion to quality, family, and company culture. We recently entered our seventh year of production and are widely distributed in New Hampshire with plans for increased distribution.

    About the position:

    As a Packaging Technician you will be responsible for the proper operation, maintenance, troubleshooting, and cleanliness of all canning and kegging equipment. The Packaging Technician will work closely with brewery/cellar personnel and report directly to the Packaging Manager. While responsibilities will focus on packaging, they will extend to other duties, including but not limited to cellar and warehousing. All employees are encouraged to take part in weekly sensory evaluation of our beers, participate in annual hop selection, and submit new beer ideas for our pilot system to be served in our taproom (and beyond).

    Primary Responsibilities:
    • Safely and efficiently operate all machinery associated with packaging product by following standard operating and safety procedures
    • Continuously monitor quality of product during packaging run
    • Startup and shutdown of utilities and equipment
    • Maintain proper packaging records and logs
    • Maintain canning/kegging equipment and hardware in functioning order
    • Coordinating with management and Quality Assurance, inspect packaged product to ensure it is to spec and ready for distribution
    • Ensure packaging area, equipment and materials are kept clean and organized
    • Assist with packaging supply inventory counts and management
    • Seek ways to improve the efficiency and safety of the canning process
    • Communicate with brewery/cellar personnel about condition of tanks and beer specs prior to packaging

    Successful candidates will have the following qualities:
    • A mechanical inclination with the ability to troubleshoot and problem solve quickly
    • Excellent time management and organizational skills
    • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks simultaneously
    • Self-motivated with a keen attention to detail
    • Willingness to assist with tasks outside key responsibilities
    • Communicate effectively with team and customers
    • Flexibility to work in a rapidly changing environment
    • Prior experience operating a forklift and safety certification is preferred

    Requirements:
    • Previous experience in brewing or other manufacturing environments
    • Proper use of PPE
    • Positive attitude
    • Attention to detail
    • Genuine enthusiasm for craft beer

    Benefits Include:
    • Paid time off
    • Company-paid holidays
    • 401(k) plan
    • Health insurance – medical/dental/vision
    • Discounted beer, food, and merchandise

    Interested Applicants:
    • Please send cover letter and resume to: jobs@greatnorthaleworks.com
    • No drop-ins please.
    • Great North Aleworks is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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