Packaging Supervisor

Industrial Arts Brewing Company


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About Industrial Arts Brewing Company:

IABC opened its doors in 2016 at our historic Garnerville NY site.  We modernized a pre-Civil War complex to include a 25 HL Braukon brew house, 20,000 square feet of cellar and warehouse space and a sunlight filled taproom that is open to the public.  To keep pace with our rapid growth we secured a second location in Beacon, NY at the end of 2018.  Currently home to our second tap room, we are finishing up construction on a 40,000 square ft purpose-built, state-of-the art facility with a 100 HL custom Krones Brewhouse and a modern, flexible and efficient packaging line.

Working at Industrial Arts Brewing Company:

Our philosophy is to provide industry leading compensation to attract and retain technical skill and institutional knowledge.  Good pay for hard work. We aim to minimize overtime for better work life balance.  We have a responsibility to help build and maintain the communities we live and work in, and we honor this by showing respect and appreciation for everyone we rely upon to get our liquid message out there, including our employees. 

Job Summary:

The Packaging Supervisor works with and directs the packaging team(s) to accomplish packaging goals in a manner that prioritizes safety, quality, and efficiency. The Packaging Supervisor will meet quality benchmarks as set forth by the Director of Brewing Operations including recording and maintaining all relevant data and information. The Packaging Supervisor must communicate effectively and work across departments, maximize productive uptime, be creative and flexible, and maintain an example of leadership to their supervisees. Packaging lines at both facilities are outfitted with KHS fillers and all the necessary equipment to maintain world-class quality standards our team can be proud of. On pace for continued growth, IABC produced 20,000 BBL of beer in 2020.

Specific Responsibilities:  

  • Oversee all packaging operations including, but not limited to: Keg cleaning and filling, can filling operations in both Garnerville and Beacon.
  • Provide an example of leadership and hold packaging team members accountable for their performance, including: Safety, best quality practices, productivity, and positive contributions to the team
  • Ensure Quality control measures are met on the packaging line. Direct and perform CO2 and DO measurement at all critical stages. Ensure seam integrity through regular teardown and inspection.
  • Record all relevant data and ensure logs are filled out completely.  Utilize packaging efficiency reports to make improvements based on data
  • Ensure SOP’s are followed and develop novel SOP’s where they are necessary
  • Scheduling and staffing of packaging personnel and operations at both locations including production line changeovers. Ensure cross departmental communication regarding schedule.  Fill in as a packaging operator as necessary.
  • CIP of all associated packaging equipment and manual cleaning of all work surfaces, packaging spaces and floors.
  • Handle dangerous chemicals according to safe practice, SDS, and IABC SOP’s
  • Maintain safe and effective operation of all associated packaging equipment in coordination with the Maintenance and Facilities Manager.  Troubleshoot equipment anomalies and control operational downtime.
  • Work with Supply Chain Manager to maintain proper packaging inventory is on hand
  • Work with Head Brewer and relevant warehouse staff to track finished goods on hand and in process
  • Assist in the installation and commissioning of new equipment
  • Operate forklifts, pallet jacks, and hand trucks.
  • Maintain positive working relationships with relevant vendors.

Supervisory Role:

This role will supervise a team of Packaging Operators on a day-to-day basis but does not have any direct reports.

Job Skills Required:

Computer Literacy (MS Word, Excel, Obeer. Ability to learn and navigate HMI’s and Automation software)

Ability to prioritize and multitask to independently manage time  

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills  

Ability to work autonomously while respecting shared space  

Flexibility and adaptability, openness, and willingness to learn

Attention to detail and organizational skills

Experience and confidence using specialty hand tools 

Strong troubleshooting, mechanical, and problem-solving skills

Dedication to cleanliness and quality

Other Required characteristics:

Set an example for staff with respect to punctuality, attitude, and professional behavior. Foster an atmosphere of inclusivity, open communication, attention to detail, accountability, and mutual respect.

Certifications/Licenses Required:

Forklift operator  

Course work or certification in Craft beer packaging or Facilities and Maintenance preferred

Educational Requirements:

GED or High school equivalent  

Experience Requirements:

Prior experience and proven record in a Supervisory Packaging role in a manufacturing facility. Craft beer and beverage experience a major plus.  

Schedule:

The anticipated schedule for this role is Monday-Friday  7am-3pm or 8am-4pm.  Requires flexibility for early mornings or nights and weekends in order to fill in scheduling gaps and perform maintenance during off hours as needed. 

Physical Requirements:

21 years of age or older

Valid NYS driver’s license, clean driving record 

Able to twist, bend, kneel, work in a loud, wet factory environment every shift

Able to regularly lift/carry 44-pound boxes

Able to regularly lift/carry 55-pound bags above waist level

Compensation:

This is an hourly, non-exempt role.  IABC covers 60% of the cost of medical, dental and vision insurance for all full-time employees.  After 1 year we encourage you to join our 401k and take advantage of a company match of 100% of your first 3% contribution and a 50% match for your next 2% contribution.  IABC proudly offers an annual bonus based on company profits.  We also provide employees with 15 days of paid time off plus 9 paid company holidays, a monthly cell phone allowance, and an annual allowance for personal protective equipment (like steel toed boots or prescription safety glasses).

 

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