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Pike Brewing - Seattle WA - Packaging Operator

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    Packaging Operator Job description
    Pike Brewing is in a period of radical and exciting change, and we are looking for a Packaging Operator to join our team. Pike is a Landmark Craft Seattle brewery operating for over 30 years. We are looking for folks who are excited to integrate with a dedicated and close-knit production crew.
    Pike values diversity and people of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
    Key responsibilities for this role include running and maintaining the packaging lines.

    This role is considered an entry-level position into the production area of the brewery and work closely with brewing and packaging crew members, and responsibilities include:

    -Packout operations (building trays and palletizing cases)
    -Keg washing and filling
    -Assisting with set up and close down of the canning line
    -Light cellar tasks as necessitated by packaging demands
    product and packaging quality checks
    Keen attention to quality of product (pre and post packaging), elevate concerns as needed
    Keep canning line operational, address concerns before they become problems
    Safe operation of canning, bottling, labeling, and kegging equipment
    Safe operation of pallet jack, power jack, and forklift
    Troubleshooting and adjusting equipment as needed for smooth operation
    Quality inspection of all packaged products
    Maintaining an orderly and safe work environment in department as well as entire facility
    Keg cleaning & filling
    Safe handling of chemicals required for cleaning and sanitization
    Other duties as required throughout the brewery

    Experience within the brewing/packaging field is not necessary, we are willing to train.

    Working Conditions
    The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job with or without reasonable accommodations.

    Must be able to lift 50 pounds and move 170 pounds regularly.
    Must have the ability to regularly stand, walk, use hands, reach, climb, work from heights, stoop, kneel and crouch.
    The ability to work near moving parts and machinery.
    Close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, the ability to adjust focus and the ability to see color, either with or without accommodation.
    The ability to work in loud, wet, cold, hot, indoor and outdoor environments frequently.
    Hours may vary if emergencies arise (typical work week = 45 hours)

    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The qualifications listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required to perform this job effectively. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    High School diploma or equivalent
    Prior experience in a production/manufacturing environment
    Strong mechanical aptitude
    Good written and verbal communication skills
    A problem solver with attention to detail
    Able to work independently and as a team with or without direct supervision
    Work well under pressure and at a fast pace
    Ability to stand for extended periods of time
    Ability to handle repetitive work with a positive attitude
    Must be willing to work in hot, cold, and wet conditions
    Must be dependable and have reliable transportation

    Job Type

    Brewery/Manufacturing/Warehouse: 1 year (preferred)

    Benefits of working at Pike Brewing include:
    • Company supported healthcare for employees working 35+ hours a week after 60 days of employment
    • Competitive wages
    • 401K retirement plan after one year of employment
    • Continuing beer education with on-site beer Cicerone classes and participation in many beer festivals
    • Conveniently located in downtown Seattle, next to Pike Place Market, with easy bus, transit and bike options
    • Getting to be a part of a fun and hardworking team
    Pike is an equal opportunity employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind. Pike is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at Pike are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, gender, religion or belief, sexual orientation, family or parental status, or any other status protected by the law. Pike will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics. Pike encourages applicants of all ages.

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