Finch Beer Co. is an independent craft brewery founded in 2011 and located in downtown Chicago in the heart of the Chicago Brewing District. We are seeking a Packaging Lead / Cellar Operator for immediate hire. This is a full-time position that will work with and report to the Head Brewer. We currently package approximately 200 bbls per week on a Wild Goose five head inline filler with 12 and 16 oz. cans being loaded into the canning line from a depalletizer. Any time not packaging will be spent assisting with cellar operations. Finch Beer Co. offers a highly competitive compensation and benefits package.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities
• Responsible for all packaging activities, both canning and kegging, from start to finish.
• Monitor and maintain historical key metrics and records for all packaging activities, to ensure highest of standards are achieved and continual improvements identified and implemented.
• Perform all necessary maintenance on canning line, depalletizer, and all other packaging related equipment.
• Assist Director of Operations account for all packaging related items from receipt to relief from inventory.
• Identify performance improvement measures related to packaging processes.
• Adhere to all SOPs, as well as safety procedures.
• Clean, sanitize, transport, and organize kegs and cans.
• Assist in maintaining a clean, organized, and sanitary environment throughout the brewery.
• Assist cellar person in all cellar tasks, including but not limited to CIP of all tanks/vessels.
• Serve as a brand ambassador outside of the brewery.


Qualifications
• 2+ years of industry experience, specifically in packaging and operating a canning and/or bottling line
• Mechanically inclined with strong ability to troubleshoot problems
• Ability to operate a forklift, certification is a plus
• Experience with Ekos a plus.
• Ability to monitor and analyze performance and proactively propose any necessary modifications.
• Exceptional organizational skills, detail-oriented with process-oriented thinking.
• Strong capacity to both lead and participate in cross-functional teams to define issues and agree on processes, strategies, and outcomes.
Benefits
• Competitive base salary with opportunities for performance bonuses.
• Healthcare, dental and vision coverage with employer contributions.
• Paid time off.

Please email eric.mcneil@finchbeer.com cover letter and resume to apply