Packaging Operator

Taft's Brewing Co. - Cincinnati, Ohio


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Background:

Based in the great state of Ohio, Taft’s Brewing Co. is an award-winning brewery that’s been producing fresh, flavorful beer since 2015. Started as a 3-story Brewpub located in the historic Over-the-Rhine neighborhood of Cincinnati, Taft's has since expanded to a Production Facility (w/pizza kitchen) 10 minutes north of downtown Cincinnati, as well as adding a taproom in the Franklinton neighborhood of Columbus, OH.

Taft's Brewing Co. currently operates two brewhouses: the original 10 barrel, 2-vessel DME at the brewpub, and a 50 barrel, 4-vessel Braukon at the production facility. In addition to the production brewhouse, Taft's also operates an automated Lambrechts kegging line and a Wild Goose filler/seamer with a Switchback cartoner. Draft and canned beer is produced for onsite sales and a semi-regional distribution footprint in Ohio and Kentucky. More info at: http://taftsbeer.com

As a part of our recent production expansion, Taft's is now looking to add to the production team in several key full-time positions, including:

Packaging Operator - Under the direction of the Packaging Manager and Lead Operator, the Packaging Operator executes the daily needs of the packaging department. This position will have a strong commitment to safety and quality.

Production Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Working as part of a dedicated team, help produce a high volume of quality beer in a safe and efficient manner.
  • Learn, understand, and execute packaging operations according to SOPs, ensuring product conforms to brewery standards.
  • Operate packaging machinery following all safety guidelines.
  • Perform basic maintenance on machinery; keep workspace clean and organized.
  • Communicate any material needs/mechanical issues to Packaging Manager.
  • Adheres to established safety and alcohol policies.
  • Follows QA/QC protocols and records relevant data; learns and follows new procedures as they are developed.
  • Assists with training of Packaging Team members (and other Production Staff where applicable).

Other Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Effective and efficient coordination, communication, and collaboration with co-workers
  • Cross-training/working in other areas of Taft's Brewing production as needed
  • Working when and as needed to achieve production schedule goals (possibility of weekend/2nd shift work)
  • Conducting oneself in a professional manner when representing Taft's Brewing Co.
  • Possible travel to conferences, beer festivals, etc.

Physical Demands:

  • Operate inside confined spaces
  • Ability to regularly lift, push, or pull up to 165 pounds
  • Possess the manual dexterity to operate hand tools
  • The ability to work near moving parts and machinery
  • Execute repetitive motions for long periods when necessary
  • Required to stand, crouch, lift, and climb ladders
  • Work at height
  • Wear appropriate PPE for a given task

Other Requirements:

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Ability to operate heavy equipment in a safe manner, including but not limited to:
    • Power Lifter
    • Manual and Power Jacks
    • Fork Trucks
    • Scissor Lift

Qualifications:

  • Professional brewery work experience
  • Previous beer canning/packaging experience (experience with Wild Goose equipment is a major plus)
  • Previous food or general manufacturing experience
  • Brewing Education/Certification from a recognized program
  • Forklift Certification
  • Experience with operating and maintaining assembly line equipment

Compensation/Benefits:

  • This is a full-time position (40+ hours/week)
  • Competitive hourly pay, based on experience (overtime eligible)
  • Paid Time Off
  • 401K with match at one year
  • Employer-subsidized Health/Dental/Vision Insurance
  • Beer: post-shift beers, canned beer to-go, growler fills
  • Employee gift card (recharged monthly) for taproom purchases of apparel, food, etc.

 If this opportunity sounds like a good fit for you, please send a cover letter and your resume to: Ryan@taftsbeer.com

Disclaimer: All requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities.  Taft's Brewing Co. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

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