Packaging Operator

Lord Hobo Brewing Company

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About Lord Hobo Brewing Company

Lord Hobo Brewing Company (LHBCo), located in Woburn, MA is one of the fastest growing craft breweries in the country. We are known for our hop-forward, New England-style beers, Boomsauce, Glorious, and Hobo Life, and we are investing in our facility, equipment, and people to continue with our aggressive growth plans. If you are excited by the challenge of fast-paced growth, and if your skills, experience, and career aspirations match the opportunity described below, then we look forward to meeting you.

About the Packaging Operator role

We are hiring a Packaging Operator in our Woburn, MA brewery. The Packaging Operator position is a key role responsible for both the day-to-day packaging of LHBCo beers and the continual upkeep of the packaging equipment. Specific responsibilities include:

  • Help own filler operations of Krones canning line

  • Can and keg beer according to the daily packaging schedule

  • Assist with troubleshooting and resolving packaging issues

  • Set up, operate, and maintain our Krones canning machine including line changeovers between 12oz and 16oz cans and brand specific cartons

  • Set up, operate, and maintain our IDD Mini King kegging machine for the full variety of draft container offerings

  • Contribute to and rely on packaging performance metrics

  • Identify and implement improvements to maximize package quality and operations efficiency

  • Pick and prepare packaging raw materials including folding case trays and washing kegs

  • Pick, document, and load finished beer to be distributed to our customers

  • Work towards the daily goal of a pristinely clean brewery

  • Assist with preventative maintenance initiatives

  • Work with the QC department to identify and implement improvements to maximize quality

  • Operate a Econocorp Spartan cartoner

Packaging Operator qualifications

At a minimum, the Packaging Operator must have the following:

  • 2+ years of experience operating packaging equipment (prefer: food or beverage packaging)

  • Ability to mechanically maintain and adjust packaging equipment to improve its operation

  • Experience with packaging equipment changeovers and mechanical adjustments

  • Good interpersonal skills and team spirit

  • Ability to operate a forklift and pallet jack

  • Ability to stand for prolonged periods, stoop, crawl, twist, turn, lift, kneel, climb ladders and stairs

  • Ability to regularly lift/carry heavy supplies, like bags of grain and kegs of beer

  • Ability to work in a brewery environment which may be loud, slick, humid, and hot

  • Ability to comply with safe chemical handling procedures, including personal protection equipment such as gloves and goggles

Compensation and benefits

We offer a competitive compensation package based on experience including a competitive base wage, healthcare, career advancement opportunities, and of course a generous beer benefit so that you can enjoy the luxuries of your hard work.

How to apply

If you ready to join the Lord Hobo team, email your resume and a cover letter to

Lord Hobo Brewing Company is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.
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