Packaging Lead

Lift Bridge Brewing Co

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Lift Bridge Brewery will be building a new brewery in the next 18-24 months with a starting capacity of 35,000 bbls and room to grow past 80,000 bbls.  We are looking for the right person to grow with us.  In addition to the current duties listed below, this person will be in charge of the following:

  • Help in selection of rotary bottle filler, labeler, and packaging equipment
  • Commission new equipment
  • Train staff on new equipment
  • Own the operation and maintenance
  • Responsible for packaging quality

We are looking for someone who brings themselves to work and possesses our core values:

  • Quality
  • Brand
  • Team
  • Own it
  • Grow
  • Smile
  • The ideal candidate should be outgoing, quality and safety minded, hard-working, and mechanically inclined. Previous experience in a packaging environment is required and preference will be given to individuals with experience directly related to brewery packaging operations.

    Current responsibilities include but are not limited to:

    • The setup, operation, and tear-down of a semi-automated can filler, bottle filler, keg filler, large format bottle filler, can filler, labeler and all associated equipment
    • Accurate record keeping
    • Leading all day to day packaging activities
    • Leading and training Packaging Technicians
    • Maintaining a clean, safe, and organized work area
    • QA testing related to the packaging process 
    • The creation of new and executing on existing SOP's,
    • Conducting regular maintenance, troubleshooting, and repairs of all packaging equipment
    • Adhering to established safety protocol while promoting a culture of safety awareness
    • Contributing to an atmosphere of teamwork within the department and throughout the company
    • Communicating with other departments to ensure the needs of the packaging schedule and quality standards have been met
    • Double checking of tank volumes, beer parameters, and scheduling requests related to the day's production needs
    • The monitoring of packaging material inventories, issuing orders or communicating said needs to the appropriate individual 
    • Communicating department concerns, needs, suggest and implement process improvements.   

    Requirements for this position include:

    • Communicate effectively
    • Detail oriented 
    • Safely work with cleaning/sanitizing chemicals and in varying environments. 
    • Able to lift 55 lbs and move 165 lbs occasionally
    • Excellent time management skills
    • Mechanically inclined 
    • Hard work ethic and positive attitude
    • Effectively multi-task, critically think and have problem solving capabilities
    • Calmly manage packaging issues and others to maintain a positive work culture.
    • Computer literate/comfortable using MS Office 
    • Experience driving a forklift a plus
    • Work a flexible work schedule with little supervision

    Materials, Machines, and Equipment Used:

    • Packaging Equipment
    • Manual pallet jacks and powered forklifts
    • Various cleaning and sanitizing agents 
    • Compressed air, compressed C02
    • Limited computer use

    Salary and Benefits

    • Competitive salary based on experience and ability
    • Performance Bonus
    • PTO
    • Paid holidays
    • 401k retirement plan with company match 
    • Dedicated education budget
    • Redwing Safety Boot Program
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