Drekker Brewing Company
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Drekker Brewing Company
Position: Packaging Manager
Immediate Supervisor: Head Brewer
Are you yearning for wide open spaces and eternal brewing glory? Do you love freaky weird beers and dream of being the one who deftly places them into beautiful packages? This is your sign. Come join our team and make amazing beers with us. Drekker Brewing is an award-winning, progressive and creatively-inspired brewery located in Fargo, North Dakota. Our brewing space is a restored work of art where you can be continuously inspired and challenged to help us on our mission to provide a drinking experience unlike any other. If this tickles your innards and makes you feel all excited then get off your ass and claim your destiny!
The Packaging Manager is responsible and accountable for all elements of packaging operations and its staff. The role requires interaction with employees across all levels of the organization to achieve objectives as well as external partners and vendors. This is a mentally and physically intensive position that requires exceptional motivation and excellent professionalism in the face of a demanding and fast-paced environment. The Packaging Manager must be safety-minded, mechanically inclined, efficient, quality-focused, creative, have a great work ethic, a positive attitude and dedicated to being an awesome leader and team member.
This is a full-time position that requires primarily weekday, daytime availability with occasional evening and weekend shifts shared amongst the team.
Works with Operations, Brewing and Sales departments to coordinate the packaging schedules for the brewery.
Provides insight into labor needs for packaging to the Operations Director.
Reviews efficiency and consistency of packaging operations to determine what changes can be made to improve operations.
Responsible for inventories and procurement of all packaging materials
Ensure compliance with operational policies and safety standards to ensure the health and wellness of team members
Operate, troubleshoot and maintain all packaging equipment
Ensures safe and efficient operation of equipment
Maintain an organized, clean, sanitary, and safe working environment through production runs by delegating responsibility for cleanliness
Leads, develops, and holds accountable packaging team members with a focus on safety, quality, and efficiency
Improve production efficiencies and yields
Ensures beer quality is maintained throughout the packaging process working with our Brewery Team and Operations Manager
Develops and maintains SOPs for safety, CIP, and pack operations
Measures and minimizes downtime on packaging lines via continuous improvement, preventative maintenance, and problem solving
Proficient understanding of running all other packaging equipment and machinery, including future upgrades
Understands production systems and diagnoses sources of machine failure to make necessary repairs
Ensure all record keeping, SOPs, and logs are accurate and up to date
Work closely with cellar and brewing departments to ensure smooth product flow and the timely completion of the production schedule.
Records monthly inventory of packaging related materials
Provides support to Shipping & Receiving, Maintenance and Brewing departments as needed
Establishes metrics and reporting as needed to identify opportunities and drive improvement.
Ability to meet physical challenges of working in a production brewery:
Maneuver a 165lb keg (1/2bbl keg)
Lift 40 lbs repeatedly (16oz cases)
Stand for long periods
Listen, communicate, and follow directions
Work in a combination of indoor and outdoor environments with varying temperature control and weather conditions
Valid driver’s license and clean driving record
Work with little supervision while maintaining safety and quality standards
Self-motivated with good time management skills
Manage multiple processes at one time
Coordinate with other staff and departments according to schedule
Work in a diverse team environment
Effectively communicate with team members throughout the brewery
High School Diploma or GED equivalent
Health, vision, and dental insurance
Paid holidays & vacation
Retirement 401k plan with company match
What Drekker Brewing employees can expect:
At Drekker Brewing, we pride ourselves in creating a superb working environment. As a member of the Drekker team, you can expect to be:
Compensated adequately and fairly based on responsibilities and position
Involved in the evolution and growth of the company
Informed about company decisions and performance as well as your own performance via biannual performance reviews
Empowered to make decisions that are in line with overall company goals
Trusted to execute your duties responsibly and to be an ambassador of the Drekker brand
Continuously challenged with increased levels of responsibility commensurate with outstanding performance
Valued and appreciated for your contributions
Promoted/rewarded for your efforts (merit and performance based)
Provided with mentorship and learning opportunities related to craft beer and/or your position as required or desired
What we expect of you:
Show up to work on time with a positive attitude
Be an ambassador and evangelist for Drekker Brewing within the brewery and throughout the community
Treat all co-workers, patrons and guests with respect, compassion and awesomeness
Always work to uphold and improve the culture, atmosphere, and Drekker Brewing experience
Be honest and accountable to everyone at the brewery