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

    Great North Aleworks is a award-winning production craft brewery in Manchester, New Hampshire. We are currently seeking full time Packaging Technicians to join our growing team.

    About the Company
    Great North Aleworks maintains a fanatical devotion to quality, family, and company culture. We recently entered our fourth year of production and are currently distributed in three New England states with more on the horizon. We have experienced nonstop growth in our three years of business and are expecting immediate growth in the upcoming months. Currently we are planning for an expansion of our brewery, packaging lines, tasting room and pilot program. We are a family run business that loves great beer, spicy food, and 80’s soft rock, and are committed to professionalism and damn good beer.

    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. Packaging Technicians 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 filtration. All employees are encouraged to brew on our pilot system for tasting room and eventual distribution releases!

    Primary Responsibilities:
    • Safely and efficiently operate all machinery associated with packaging beer 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 spec prior to packaging

    Successful candidates will have the following qualities:
    We are seeking a person with a mechanical inclination and an interest in manufacturing and processes equipment to join our packaging team.
    • Strong mechanical aptitude
    • Excellent time management and organizational skills
    • Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously
    • Self-motivated with a keen attention to detail
    • Willingness to assist with tasks outside key responsibilities
    • Communicate efficiently with team and customers
    • Ability to work in a rapidly changing environment

    • Previous experience in a manufacturing environment
    • Mechanically inclined with the ability to trouble shoot and problem solve quickly
    • Proper use of PPE
    • Positive attitude
    • Forklift experience
    • Attention to detail
    • Genuine enthusiasm for craft beer
    • Ability to handle extreme sarcasm

    How to Apply
    Interested? Please send your resume and a brief description of why you would be a good fit for this position to with the subject line ‘Packaging Technician’.

    Please no phone calls or drop-ins.

    Great North Aleworks is an Equal Opportunity Employer.