Packaging Manager

Graft Cider


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What we want:

We are looking to add a  Packaging Manager to our production team! Graft Cider is located in the Hudson Valley in Newburgh, NY. The Packaging Manager will be responsible for scheduling & operating the canning line in a safe and efficient manner.  The ideal candidate will be team oriented, have strong communication skills, enthusiastic, positive, mechanically minded, & organized individual who has strong leadership skills.


Prerequisites:

Production

  • (Minimum) 1 year of beverage production such as beer/ cider/ wine/ carbonated water/ kombucha

  • Experience operating a packaging/canning line (we use a Wild Goose 250) 

  • Experience operating industrial equipment; such as forklifts, canning lines, keg washers.

  • Machinery maintenance and ability to work with tech support and machine manuals

  • Other production tasks, CIP, Kegging, Cider Transfers, Building packaging materials. 


Education & Skills

  • Comfortable utilizing computer systems, specifically Google Drive/ Google Docs/ Sheets/ G-Mail, etc. 

  • Capable of receiving written/ oral instructions/ tasks, execute said tasks and if need be problem solve with minimal assistance. 

Personal

  • Clean and valid driver’s license, have a vehicle

  • Ability to work rotating shifts and adjust schedule to meet production demands

  • Dedication to meet all deadlines

  • Ability to lift 50lbs


Job Tasks (include but not limited to):

  • Ensure team is working efficiently and that SOPs are followed

  • Making sure maintenance schedules are followed for all critical machinery

  • Working to maintain a healthy and positive work environment

  • Lead operator on canning line, managing packout, palletization and storage

  • Schedule personnel & materials based on packaging needs

  • Kegging and keg cleaning

  • CIP of tanks, equipment, canning line, hoses, etc.

  • Handling tank transfers and additions of cider, juice and other ingredients

  • Maintain an immaculately clean and safe work environment

  • Electronic Record keeping


What We Offer:

The opportunity to grow and learn with a small, yet close knit and dedicated team.  All striving to make some of the world's most interesting ciders & wines. Continuing education and exposure to new ideas are fostered through field research, i.e. cider/ beer festivals/ conventions, field trips, etc. This is a great chance to get in on the ground level of a rapidly growing company who value creativity, ambition and a pallet for the unknown. 


Compensation:  Pay commensurate on experience.


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