Lead Packaging Technician
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Looking for a career in the Craft Beverage Industry? Stem Ciders is expanding its team and is seeking a highly motivated, hardworking individual to fill the position of Packaging Lead. The Packaging Lead has overall responsibility for packaging as well as additional responsibilities in the cidery. The position is full-time, and will be offered a competitive compensation package including health insurance, company matched 401k and paid time off. At a minimum, candidates must possess the skills below and be able to thrive in a rapidly growing, fast-paced environment.
About Stem Ciders
Stem Ciders is a craft cidery based in Lafayette, Colorado. Founded in 2013 by Eric Foster and Phil Kao, two passionate entrepreneurs with a deep appreciation for craft, and a strong commitment to reviving the cider tradition, Stem produces cider founded on three main principles: quality, style, and tradition.
The RiNo cider house doors opened in January of 2014 with three ciders on tap and a mission to share with you the cider traditions that our founders know and love. With the addition of a primary production facility and restaurant, Acreage, in Lafayette, Colorado as well as restaurant and bottle shop, The Northern Spy in Durham, North Carolina, Stem Ciders continues to grow nationally with wholesale and retail focus. From the first batch of cider produced in 2011 – now known as Real Dry Apple Cider, to the seasonal ciders and monthly Firkin experiments, Stem is committed to producing the highest quality cider that brings those traditions to the forefront.
Directly supervise and operate packaging lines (keg, can and bottle)
Follow and assist in evolving Standard Operating Procedures for all pieces of machinery
Lead and instruct a team of packaging technicians to perform tasks assigned
Ensure CIP protocols are completed for all packaging equipment
Assist Quality Assurance in pulling samples to be tested
Complete physical inventory monthly
Work closely with Facilities to ensure all equipment is functioning properly and appropriate preventative maintenance is completed
Directly manage packaging technicians
Maintain appropriate records per Standard Operating Procedures
Coordinate with Head Cidermaker to plan upcoming batches
Minimum of 1 year working on a canning or bottling line
Knowledge of carbonated liquid packaging process and equipment
Knowledge of effective cleaning and sanitation protocols
Knowledge of fermentation process
High degree of cleanliness
Strong organizational skills
Strong communication skills
High attention to detail
Experience with inventory management software (ekos, OBeer, etc.)
Ability to lift 55lbs to shoulder, and 160lbs to hip
You must be at least 21 years of age to work for Stem Ciders
If interested and qualified, please send resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org and reference “Packaging Lead” in the subject line.