Craft Beer Enthusiasts - Canning Technician

Iron Heart Canning Co.

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Hiring Urgently for: Rochester, NY / Kalamazoo, MI / Aston, PA

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This is the perfect opportunity for craft beer enthusiasts looking to get a start in the beer industry. Iron Heart Canning, a mobile canning company that packages beer for many of the region's top craft breweries, is seeking a dependable, hardworking individual to assist on canning runs. The position offers hands-on training and tremendous growth potential for the right candidate.


As a Canning Technician, you’ll serve an important support role for the Lead Canning Line Operator. Tasks include:

  • Unloading and setting up equipment in the morning, as well as breaking down and packing up at the end of the day
  • Mixing sanitizing chemicals and thoroughly cleaning equipment
  • Weighing cans to ensure they contain just the right amount of beer
  • Working the depalletizer to provide the canning line with a steady supply of cans throughout the day
  • Collaborating with the head operator and brewery staff
  • Learning to efficiently and safely operate heavy packaging machinery


Ideal candidates for this position fit the following description:

  • Mechanical: Equipment doesn’t always work as it should. As an assistant operator, you’ll often need to independently troubleshoot issues and make on-site adjustments/repairs.
  • Physically Fit: Mobile canning requires strength, coordination, and endurance. You’ll need to hull 150-lb. pallets of cans, push the 800-lb. canning line into place (it is on wheels), stay on your feet for lengthy 12-hour shifts, and perform countless other physical tasks.
  • Flexible Schedule: Every week is different, depending on the breweries scheduled. Long hours and overnight stays are common.
  • Hardworking: Pride in your work, self-motivation, attention to detail, and a positive attitude are all essential.
  • Beer Knowledge: Home brewing or brewery experience is a big plus, as is a general appreciation for great craft beer.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts. The employee is occasionally exposed to a variety of conditions at job sites including loud noise, high and low temperatures and small working areas. Physical demands:

  • Ability to continuously stand or walk.
  • Ability to bend, squat, climb stairs and lift frequently.
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds occasionally.
  • Ability to perform repetitive motion functions in support of canning line operations.
  • Ability to pass a DOT physical and motor vehicle driving record review


  • Ability to travel 4-5 days a week
  • Occasional overnights are expected


  • Medical
  • Dental/Vision
  • PTO
  • Profit Sharing
  • Maternal/Paternal Leave
  • 40 Hours of sicktime
  • Seven paid holidays per calendar year

Iron Heart Canning Company, LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Job Type: Full-time

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