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    Down The Road Beer Co. is one of the fastest-growing breweries in the Greater Boston area. With package distribution and draft lines across Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut, DTR rides the line between tradition and innovation

    About the Packaging Operator role

    We are hiring a Packaging Operator in our Everett, MA brewery. The Packaging Operator position is a key role responsible for the both the day-to-day packaging of DTR Beer Co. beers and the continual upkeep of the packaging equipment. Specific responsibilities include:

    Own filler operations of Palmer canning line
    Can and keg beer according to the daily packaging schedule
    Assist with troubleshooting and resolving packaging issues
    Set up, operate, and maintain our Palmer canning machine
    Set up, operate, and maintain our DME kegging machine for the full variety of draft container offerings
    Contribute to and rely on packaging performance metrics
    Identify and implement improvements to maximize package quality and operations efficiency
    Pick and prepare packaging raw materials including folding case trays and washing kegs
    Pick, document, and load finished beer to be distributed to our customers
    Work towards the daily goal of a pristinely clean brewery
    Assist with preventative maintenance initiatives
    Work with the QC department to identify and implement improvements to maximize quality
    Packaging Operator qualifications

    At a minimum, the Packaging Operator must have the following:

    2+ years of experience operating packaging equipment (prefer: food or beverage packaging)
    Ability to mechanically maintain and adjust packaging equipment to improve its operation
    Experience with packaging equipment changeovers and mechanical adjustments
    Good interpersonal skills and team spirit
    Ability to operate a forklift and pallet jack
    Ability to stand for prolonged periods, stoop, crawl, twist, turn, lift, kneel, climb ladders and stairs
    Ability to regularly lift/carry heavy supplies, like bags of grain and kegs of beer
    Ability to work in a brewery environment which may be loud, slick, humid, and hot
    Ability to comply with safe chemical handling procedures, including personal protection equipment such as gloves and goggles
    Compensation and benefits

    We offer a competitive compensation package based on experience including a competitive base wage, healthcare, career advancement opportunities, and of course a generous beer benefit so that you can enjoy the luxuries of your hard work.