Packaging Leader

Hinterland Brewery

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Hinterland is looking to hire a Packaging Leader. This position requires 1-2 years experience operating bottling and/or canning machinery. This is a hands on job working in a fast paced and fun environment. Applicants must have a strong work ethic and enjoy the camaraderie and collaboration of producing amazing beer.

  • Benefits: Simple IRA matching, Health & Dental Insurance

  • Discounted Food & Beverage in our Pub

  • Must be able to pass a background check and have a clean driving record

Position Summary 

The Packaging Leader position tends to the day-to-day operation of bottling/canning/keg equipment and cellar work concerning brite beer. The position follows standard work methods while following safe work practices and habits to ensure production is efficient and safe. 

Main Responsibilities:

  • The Packaging Leader will ensure that all bottling/canning/keg line essentials (cans/bottles, lids/caps, packaging, boxes, pallets, kegs, etc.) are in place to meet daily production.

  • Fills beer into bottles/cans/kegs for packaging and shipping and labeling as required.

  • Examines bottles/cans/kegs to ensure fill levels and date codes are correct and labels have been correctly applied following quality assurance/quality control standards.

  • CIP of bright/serving tanks and kegs

  • Serving cooler restock and upkeep

  • Operate bottle/can depalletizer 

  • Operate box maker and six-pack erector

  • Operate case stuffer and box taper 

  • Stack pallets in accordance with daily orders and production need

  • Be on your feet for 8 hours or more while lifting, walking, and stacking

  • Participation in proper clean-up during pre-and post-production (including cleaning of equipment, tools, manufacturing area, maintenance, etc.).


  • 1-2 years prior beverage packaging  experience preferred

  • The Supervisor must be at least 21 years old, have a high school education (or equivalent), and be able to work in the state of Wisconsin.

  • Valid driver’s license with the ability to drive in WI and willingness to drive a box truck, forklifts and pallet jacks.

  • Communicate problems or issues effectively in order to keep the operation running.

  • Must be able to work with a team and have an ambitious, and friendly attitude.

  • Adhere to rules, regulations, and company policies that are outlined in the employee handbook.

  • Prioritize work and maintain high-quality standards.

  • In accordance with the company’s attendance policy, it is expected that the operator will be at work on time and throughout their regularly scheduled shift.

  • A flexible schedule is needed as the hours and days worked may change based on production needs.

  • Must be able to maintain concentration on the packaging quality and in close proximity to moving equipment.

  • Must be able to work closely with others on the packaging team and communicate with others as necessary to ensure safe work practices.

  • Assist in maintaining all bottling/canning line/kegging/bright tank equipment.

  • Perform other tasks as necessary and as requested by management.

  • Ability to meet physical challenges of working in a high-paced production environment 

  • Ability to lift and carry up to 50lbs

  • Able to stand for up to 8 hours at a time

  • Willing to work evenings, weekends and holidays as needed


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