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    Job Title: Packaging Manager (Full-Time)
    Reports To – Head Production Brewer and Vice President of Brewing Operations

    Lupulin Brewing Company(LBC) is a busy and growing production brewery and taproom located in Big Lake, MN. We are a team of passionate beer lovers with the focus of making spectacular beer and sharing it with others. LBC’s core principles include customer access, community involvement, and a little bit of idiocracy.

    Job Description
    The Packaging Manager is primarily responsible for managing and coordinating all packaging operations (canning, kegging & bottling) are completed safely and in a timely manner. This includes the management of and scheduling of packaging staff, day-to-day participation and oversight of operations in the packaging department and conducting weekly inventory of packaging materials. Reporting to this position are all Part/Full-Time Packaging Team Members.

    Roles & Responsibilities
    Support and foster a high performance team environment through highly motivated, engaged operators to support a climate of continuous improvement
    Oversees Technical Packaging and leads efforts toward continuous improvement of real time packaging quality key performance indicators
    Works closely with the Beer Production and Operations departments to schedule and coordinate the packaging schedule
    Schedules the appropriate staff to ensure all packaging needs are complete and timely
    Assists with and oversee all packaging operations
    Continuously improves safety, quality and efficiencies while reducing cost and complexity
    Works to ensure all packaging equipment is running safely, at high efficiency and maintained to the highest standards
    Ensure that all packaging equipment is on and functioning properly daily
    Maintain packaging lines during operation, including starting and stopping of equipment
    Ensure that all packaging equipment and packaging areas are 100% clean and sanitary, before, during and after operations and is always ready for the next production day
    Oversees and assists in the development and upkeep of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for Packaging Department
    Knowledgeable of LBC policies and procedures and administers them in a fair and consistent manner ensuring standards are kept at all times
    Ensure inventory of all required packaging material is available and re-stocked as required
    Periodically researches, sources and audits packaging material vendors.
    Stack full cases onto pallets for storage. Move pallets full of cans, kegs or bottles into the cooler using a forklift and/or manual pallet jack
    Ensure that all beer that leaves the packaging department meets all LBC quality specifications
    Works closely with QA/QC department to investigate any customer concerns of products
    Provide annual reviews & training to all staff as required in the Packaging Department
    Help maintain a safe working environment
    Willingness to help out with other tasks as needed and assigned

    Preferred Qualifications and Experience
    40-45+ Hours per week, days/times may vary, primarily Monday - Friday with occasional weekends
    Must be 21+ years of age
    A Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent expertise in Packaging, Food Science, Engineering or other relevant field desired, High School Diploma at a minimum is required
    2+ years experience as a packaging operator in food/beverage industry required; experience with beverage packaging equipment in a production brewery highly preferred
    1+ years in a lead/supervisor role preferably at a brewery or other food production facility highly preferred
    An understanding of the role of sanitation in the packaging process
    Strong mechanical aptitude and a hands on approach to troubleshooting machinery
    Excellent leadership, communication, time management and organizational skills
    Self motivated and able to perform tasks with minimal supervision
    Fun, positive attitude is a must
    Passion for high quality beer and quality workmanship

    Working Conditions/Physical Requirements
    Ability to lift up to 50 lbs above knee height
    Ability to stand for extended periods of time
    Ability to bend, stoop, twist, lift repetitively
    Ability to operate a forklift and hand truck/pallet jack
    Working with and around cleaning agents, compressed air or other gasses (including CO2) and other hazardous chemicals
    Tolerate Hot and Cold temperature conditions in Production Environment

    What to expect from this position
    A fun, challenging, and highly rewarding work environment
    Beer/Taproom Discounts
    Valued, appreciated, and rewarded for your efforts and contributions