Packaging Lead

Port Orleans Brewing Company located in New Orleans, Louisiana has an immediate opening for a packaging technician. This position oversees all aspects of our packaging operations which includes operating and maintaining our can filler/can seamer/keg washer/keg filler. The ideal candidate will be mechanically inclined and have experience running a canning line, cleaning and filling kegs and understand the necessary parameters for filling in a sanitary format to unsure a high standard of quality. This position works closely with the brewing department, cellar department and management as well as managing a small production team. The position of Packaging Technician is a full-time position that receives health insurance, paid vacation, beer allowance and the potential for promotion as a key player in a small but growing company.

Job Duties:
-Packaging
Perform all set up, operation, shut down and scheduled maintenance functions of a Pneumatic Scale HB-50 can filler/seamer, Ska Fab Depalitizer, Pressure Adhesive Labeler as well as a Premier Stainless keg cleaner. Perform regular QA checks as needed to ensure optimal quality of finished product.
-Maintenance
Maintain all packaging equipment in working order while looking to improve the general flow of production to increase efficiency and generally improve the day-to-day. Assist in maintaining SOP and improvement thereof.
-Inventory management
Assist with monthly inventory of finished goods, packaging material and critical spare components.

Ideal Experience/Skill Set:
-Strong mechanical background
-Prior Experience running a canning line preferred, but will train the right candidate
-Forklift experience
-Good record keeping skills/familiarity with Ekos or similar database software
-Ability to handle hazardous materials in a safe and responsible manner
-Ability to coordinate with team members as well as managing a team.
-Must be able to fulfill the physical requirements of operating a canning line/keg washer/keg filler (lifting 50 to 180 lb., cleaning, climbing ladders, standing for long periods of time, etc.)

Compensation will be based on experience.
Benefits include Health Insurance with options, paid vacation, 401K, and of course take home beer.

Port Orleans is located in New Orleans right alongside the Mississippi River in the Uptown neighborhood. We have been operating since May of 2017. Port Orleans Brewing is an equal opportunity employer. If you feel like working in a brewery with a fast paced sometimes chaotic environment, please send you resume to: Scott@portorleansbrewingco.com