Packaging Technician

Position Summary:

True North Ale Company is offering the role of Packaging Technician to be involved in all facets of our packaging and warehouse operations. Primary duties will be concentrated in packaging, including can filling, keeping inventory of packaging materials, routine preventative maintenance on our canning line and keg washer, all with strict adherence to our safety and quality standards. Secondary duties include warehouse organization, loading and unloading of trucks, and maintaining a safe and clean brewing facility. Applicants for this position should expect to work a minimum of 40 hours per week, with one shift falling on a weekend day, and up to 12 hours a day in accordance with the production schedule.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Primarily responsible for packaging operations and packaging material acquisition:
  • Assisting the Packaging Lead with operation of Palmer rotary counter-pressure canning line with adherence to strict quality standards
  • CIP of canning line following proper SOP
  • Preventative maintenance of packaging equipment
  • Acquiring and maintaining a par for all packaging materials
  • Coordination with the Head Brewer and Packaging Lead with regards to packaging schedule
  • Control the packaging materials inventory
  • Coordination with Head Brewer and Packaging Lead with regards to packaging allocations and keg cleaning schedule


Secondary responsibilities include:
  • Operating the forklift to transport materials, kegs, and pallets of cans
  • Truck unloading of raw materials and loading of finished product with forklift
  • Additional weekend responsibilities including: lab QA/QC analysis, small cellar tasks
  • Contribution to detailed data tracking in all operations
  • Coordination with fellow operators in all departments, offering assistance when needed
  • Frequent problem solving
  • Maintaining a clean, sanitary, safe, and positive work environment
  • Apply best safety practices including knowledge of and compliance with all SOPs and GMPs


Qualifications:
  • Stellar work-ethic
  • Mechanical aptitude is essential
  • Knowledge and passion with respect to the brewing process is preferred; or demonstrated aptitude to respond to training
  • Forklift certification / experience is preferred
  • Previous brewery, commercial beverage production, or other industrial experience is a plus
  • Brewery education is a plus


Working Conditions:
  • Operate in hot, cold, loud, and/or wet environments
  • Handling concentrated chemicals in accordance with safety procedures
  • Inconsistent work schedule, including overtime and weekend duty, in accordance with production needs


Physical Requirements:
  • Must be able to stand for the entire shift, up to 12 hours
  • Consistently lift and carry 25 lbs
  • Stoop, kneel, bend in confined spaces where required
  • Consistently able to use repetitive hand and wrist motion



Job Type: Full-time, non-exempt

Interested candidates should provide a resume to seth.barnum@truenorthales.com