Packaging Operator

Sasquatch Brewing Company

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Sasquatch Brewing Co. is a small craft brewery in Portland, OR.  In 2017 we opened our Production Facility in the NW Industrial Area of Portland where we now produce beer and cider. 

The Job:

A Packaging Operator contributes to the production operations of Sasquatch Brewing Co. by working in a semi-autonomous packaging team. This role ensures that quality is being maintained throughout the entire packaging process and that all procedures are being followed, with a strong emphasis on safety.

The Duties:

  • Packaging of beer & cider into cans or kegs following all standard operating procedures.
  • Operate all aspects of packaging including CIP, filler operation, quality checks, data tracking, palletizing, and movement of finished materials.
  • Working closely with the production team to ensure orders are fulfilled.
  • Documentation of key quality parameters and verifying beer and cider meets specifications.
  • Clean in place of fillers, product lines, and any applicable equipment
  • Filler maintenance and upkeep, as well as inventory management.
  • Ability to troubleshoot packaging equipment and communicate issues to management.
  • Keeping production areas clean and organized at all times.
  • Communicating with management and other team members on the status of packaging.
  • Organize, track, and audit inventory of cans, ends, corrugate, labels, and all other packaging supplies.
  • Tracking package quality of finished beer (dissolved oxygen, carbon dioxide, shelf-life, etc.)
  • Other brewery-related tasks that may require assistance.
  • Any other duties delegated to by a supervisor/manager.

The Requirements:

  • Previous experience in packaging is strongly suggested but not required.
  • Ability to follow directions and work independently in a manner that will ensure the employee and teams safety. 
  • Understanding of cleaning and sanitation requirements in the food and beverage industry.
  • Have or able to obtain OLCC permit.
  • Strong mechanical aptitude.
  • Organized and accurate record keeping.
  • Able to frequently lift heavy materials (up to 55 lbs) shoulder height.
  • Ability to work in a non-temperature-controlled environment, handling of hazardous materials, and exposure to complex machinery.
  • Ability to work in refrigerated, damp and wet environments.
  • Ability to work on a ladder periodically.
  • Be able to operate a forklift, or become forklift certified.
  • OT may be required, including occasional weekend work.

Sasquatch Brewing Co is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
We offer competitive compensation, health insurance, PTO, 401k and, of course, free beer!

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