Canning Line Operator

Vertical Distillery

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Job Description:  Vertical Distilling

Title:  Canning Line Operator – Production Team

Location: 2120 Miller Dr., Suite G, Longmont, CO 80501


Job Purpose:

Vertical Distilling is hiring a Canning Line Operator responsible for operating and maintaining all of our Wild Goose canning lines used for packing spirits-based canned cocktail beverages. The ideal applicant will have experience operating a can/bottle-filler, oversee a packaging team from brite tank to finished product, and conduct some cellarman duties. This is a full-time, hourly position at our Distilled Spirits and Canning Plant located in Longmont, CO.


Key Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Startup and shutdown of equipment and packaging utilities
  • Inventory management through physical and software application
  • CIP of can fillers, fill lines, hoses, etc.
  • Inspect finished cans, seams, and filled cases to ensure within specifications
  • Provide routine maintenance to the WG canning lines
  • Maintain daily documentation
  • Prioritize safety and quality
  • The ability to make decisions, problem-solve, and prioritize assignments
  • Maintain a positive and effective working relationship with staff and others
  • Manage manufacturing orders to completion in a timely and quality-assured manner
  • Work in a team environment to ensure the goals of the mission are met
  • Ensuring manufacturing orders are completed and properly packaged
  • Must enjoy working in a fun and friendly industry and workplace!



  • 2 years+ food and beverage manufacturing experience preferred, but not required
  • Experience operating beverage packaging machines (operating Wild Goose canning filler a plus)
  • Strong planning, cleaning, and organizational skills
  • Forklift operation experience a plus
  • High School Diploma or GED required (a 2 or 4-year secondary degree/certificate a plus)
  • Competent understanding of beverage packaging procedures, machine operation, palletizers, conveyors, etc.
  • Quality minded to help develop and maintain GMPs
  • Must be at least 21 years of age
  • Must have flexibility in scheduling to work shifts that start as early as 6am and/or as late as 8pm with some weekend work occasionally required
  • Must possess the ability to move and maneuver 100+ lbs; stand for long periods of time; bend, stoop, reach, twist, and crouch repeatedly; and work in a loud, hot, and fast-paced environment


Compensation: Hourly. Commensurate upon experience. Room for advancement.


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-For the email subject line, please put ‘Canning Line Operator’ followed by a hyphen and your full name to be considered. For example: ‘Canning Line Operator - John Doe’.


About us:Vertical Distilling, headquartered in Longmont, Colorado, is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Vertical provides co-packing services to the canned craft cocktail industry.

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