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Packaging & Warehouse Technician :: Upslope Brewing Company (Boulder, CO)

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  • Packaging & Warehouse Technician :: Upslope Brewing Company (Boulder, CO)

    Job Summary

    This position is focused on filling in the gaps for both the Warehouse and Packaging Teams. It will report directly to the lead Warehouse Coordinator as well as the Packaging Manager. On a week to week basis they will spend about half of their time packaging, cleaning and relieving other Packagers for breaks while the other half will be spent warehousing, organizing and relieving the warehouse team for breaks. Initiative and reliability are key factors for this role.

    Primary Job Responsibilities:

    Participates in safety trainings and abides by safety policies.

    Properly use personal protective equipment when required– steel toed shoes, ear protection, chemical goggles/gloves, eye protection, etc.

    Maximizing space in order to store product efficiently in warehouses

    Construct, wrap and label pallets of product with precision

    Proper use of First In First Out (FIFO) when applicable as in SOPs and rotation of product to ensure quality

    Accurate completion of proper documentation concerning shipping/receiving

    Maintaining supply and organization of warehouse materials using the 5S system

    Ensure dry-goods warehouse and cold room are kept clean and organized

    Seeks ways to improve the efficiency of warehouse processes and organization

    Tracks and records inventory of finished and partial pallets from packaging runs, and performs audits as necessary

    Ensures all positions on canning line have adequate and appropriate supplies (replenish box supply, replenish 12-pack box supply near gluer, etc.)

    Provides stock to tap room as needed

    Inspect quality of packaged product and assure it is fit for distribution - notify fill operator, packaging manager, and/or QC department about anything out of spec in the packaging process (i.e. color of cans, quality of print on boxes, dirtiness on cans, leaking seams, dented/wrinkled cans, etc.)

    Use of software to clock in and out at appropriate times, check weekly schedule, and request time off.

    Secondary Job Responsibilities:

    Shipping & receiving of products (loading and unloading trucks)

    Assist Packaging Team with any startup and shutdown procedure. Follow closing clean-up checklist and properly check out with management at end of shift

    Fills in on canning line and keg filler when necessary and or time allows

    Ensure canning equipment and hardware are in functioning order and notify the fill operator, packaging manager, and/or maintenance department in case of malfunctioning

    Help with various other tasks/projects when required (inventory counts, deep cleaning, maintenance, pickups and deliveries, etc).

    Performs routine, preventative maintenance on forklifts

    Equipment Operation - Safely Operates

    Forklifts, electric pallet jacks, non-electric pallet jacks, scissor lifts and any other machinery used

    Packaging Machines


    Upslope offers a transparent and unique work environment with an emphasis on teamwork and innovation. It’s important to make sure each employee understands the impact they have on the mission. We work for beer, but get paid in dollars.

    Compensation Packages include:

    Competitive hourly wage plus tips

    Paid Time Off, Paid Holidays and Paid Volunteer Hours

    Medical/ Dental/Vision with Health Reimbursement Arrangement

    401(k) with Company Match

    RTD EcoPass

    Free beer, merchandise discounts

    Discounts & Pro Deals on outdoor equipment & activities

    Professional Development opportunities

    And a bunch more


    Passion for independent, quality craft beer and our industry is a must

    Packaging/Brewery/Factory experience is ideal

    Forklift and equipment operation experience is highly desired

    Ability to work as a team and collaborate effectively with a diverse group of individuals

    Mechanical aptitude, basic problem solving and math skills

    Flexibility, a positive attitude and a strong work ethic

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