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Packaging Lead in Southern Indianapolis - Taxman Brewing (Belgian-style Brewery)

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  • Packaging Lead in Southern Indianapolis - Taxman Brewing (Belgian-style Brewery)

    Taxman Brewing Company in Bargersville, IN (30 min. south of downtown Indianapolis) is looking for the right individual to join our expanding team as Packaging Lead. We're a Belgian-style brewery and gastropub operating a 20bbl system, currently producing 4000 bbl/year and we're growing!

    Position: Packaging Lead
    Hours: Full Time, Salary, Typically 40 hours per week
    Compensation: Commensurate with experience

    Key Responsibilities
    - Operate, manage, troubleshoot, clean and maintain a Wild Goose WGC 250 canning line w/ Pack Leader labeler, an HDP DFA2 bottle filler, custom bottle-conditioning 6-head filler and IDD Squire-2 keg-washer/filler
    - Monitor/verify beer quality metrics with Hach Orbisphere DO meter, Zahm & Nagel carbonation tester, pH meter and ATP swabbing
    - Sustain quality-hold program and ensure timely review of datecoded stock
    - Maintain good and competent records of all brewing activities to assist with all relevant federal, state and local compliance requirements
    - Follow and improve upon coldside and quality SOPs, as well as follow containment/sanitation procedures for sour beers
    - Assist Logistics Manager with managing finished-goods inventory, storage/transportation, weekly counts, sales reservations, inventory adjustment/reporting and cooler organization
    - Coordinate packaging labor needs with management
    - Manage transport and organization of packaging materials from various locations on- and off-site
    - Lead process improvement projects requiring mechanical aptitude
    - Maintain safe operation of fork lifts, pallet jacks and other stock maneuverability equipment once trained

    Other Duties
    - Assist in coldside operations as needed
    - Attend industry related events and give brewery tours as needed

    - Previous cellar or packaging experience is required; previous experience with the listed equipment a plus
    - Strong technical knowledge and acumen is required for this position
    - Previous packaging management and/or certification/education in packaging or brewing processes a plus
    - Experience operating a forklift is a plus
    - Clean driving record (must be insurable under our drivers policy)
    - Strong attention to detail and focus and work well in undefined circumstances
    - Ability to work safely in an industrial environment, including (but not limited to) using chemicals properly, utilizing appropriate PPE and identifying/correcting potential workplace hazards
    - Ability to lift 60 lbs, move 160 lbs
    - Flexible with work schedule (nights and weekends as needed)
    - Ability to maneuver in enclosed spaces and on ladder elevations safely

    Please email Colin McCloy with resume and cover letter: