Packaging Leader
Where: Lexington, NC
Status: FT
Pay Range: $16 - $22

What do we do?
The BULL doesn't play by the rules. Hard cider doesn't have to be sickeningly sweet and taste artificial. Our ciders are made with 100% apple juice and never back-sweetened with high fructose corn syrup, so you taste the apple in all its glory! Gluten-free yeast and ingredients ensure a naturally gluten-free cider. Our team of cider ninjas create unique ciders that bridge the gap between wine and beer. Honey, black tea, hops, ginger, tart cherries, bacon, candy corn and hibiscus are just a few ingredients we’re using to redefine cider. The BULL is bucking the trend of mainstream ciders. Taste the revolution! Be a part of the revolution.

What’s the gig?
Bull City Ciderworks is seeking a quality focused, experienced, safety driven Packaging Leader to lead a team of cider packaging ninjas! Under general supervision of the Cidery Operations Officer, you'll work hard to ensure that delicious cider efficiently flows into bottles and cases as per schedule and production order. Direct responsibilities include operation of filler, labeler and rinser while communicating directives to the packaging team (pack, stack and depalletizer positions), ensuring packaging machines are maintained and consistently ready to run, repairing machines, motors and controllers, and cleaning and sanitizing filters and filler. General responsibilities include overall cleanliness of the packaging line and warehouse, organization of packaged cider and packaging supplies, and communicating packaging supplies inventory levels to the COO. Collaboration with the production team and QA Lab is essential to ensure cider is ready for packaging per the schedule and at the highest quality standard. All packaging will be accurately documented in packaging reports and batch tracked with Orchestrated Cider software. You’ll lead by example and coach like-minded coworkers to form a kickass team! You’ll spearhead initiatives in efficiency, waste reduction, and recycling. You’ll get to do a lot of other stuff too, while having fun!

Do you have what it takes?
Bachelor's degree from a four-year college or university, preferably in Operations Management, Engineering or Business Administration, and minimum 2 years experience in production cidery, winery, or brewery OR a HS diploma and 4+ years direct experience. May also accept experience in related food & beverage processing industries. Must have technical knowledge in all packaging processes and general knowledge of wine, beer or cider production processes.The ideal candidate is able to work in various capacities, specifically equipment operation, welding, electrical troubleshooting and PLC repair, mechanical troubleshooting and repair. Strong understanding of food and beverage sanitation. Experience working with carbonated beverage packaging equipment, conveyance systems, and automation required. Experience with sterile filtration is beneficial. Knowledge of OSHA and safety standards. You must be able to lift up to 50 pounds, maneuver 200 lb kegs as needed, and operate a pallet jack. Forklift certification or experience is a plus; ability to become forklift certified is required. Must have or be able to obtain a valid NC drivers license. Must be open to varying hours and up to 16 hour shifts that encompass the needs of the packaging team. Clean background required.

How To Apply:

Qualified individuals should submit a cover letter, resume and salary requirements to The cover letter should detail your interest in Bull City Ciderworks, previous experience / education and how that makes you more qualified, and list one thing that makes you awesome! Please include references for related experience. All items above must be submitted for consideration. Pay is commensurate with combination of background and experience.