Packaging Operator

Graft Cider

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What we want:

We are looking to add a Packaging Operator/Cellar Tech team member to our production team! Our cidery/winery is located in the Hudson Valley in Newburgh, NY. The Packaging Operator/Cellar Tech member will be responsible primarily for operating the canning line in a safe and efficient manner. Packaging operation also includes but is not limited to; loading & unloading packaging material, assembling variety pack, and fulfilling general packaging needs as required.  With a secondary focus on kegging, product transfer, palletizing, & CIP. The ideal candidate will be an enthusiastic, positive, mechanically minded, & organized individual who is good at troubleshooting and has an attention for details.


Prerequisites:

Production

  • (Minimum) 1 year of beverage production such as beer/ cider/ wine/ carbonated water/ kombucha

  • Experience operating a packaging/canning line(we use a Wild Goose 250)

  • Experience operating industrial equipment, such as forklifts, canning lines, keg washers.

  • Mechanical aptitude

  • Machinery maintenance and ability to work with tech support and machine manuals


Education & Skills

  • High school diploma or equivalent

  • Comfortable utilizing computer systems, specifically Google Drive/ Google Docs/ Sheets/ G-Mail, etc.

  • Capable of receiving written/ oral instructions/ tasks, execute said tasks and if need be problem solve with minimal assistance.

Personal

  • Clean and valid driver’s license, have a vehicle

  • Ability to work rotating shifts and adjust schedule to meet production demands

  • Dedication to meet all deadlines

  • Ability to lift 50lbs


Job Tasks (include but not limited to):

  • Working on canning line, handling packout, and case tray building

  • Routine maintenance to all critical machinery for packaging

  • Ensure daily checklists have been completed before the start of and at the conclusion of each production run

  • Palletizing kegs & cases over full production days

  • Kegging and keg cleaning

  • CIP of tanks, equipment, canning line, hoses, etc.

  • Handling tank transfers and additions of cider, juice and other ingredients

  • Maintain an immaculately clean and safe work environment

  • Electronic Record keeping


What We Offer:

The opportunity to grow and learn with a small, yet dedicated team who works hard and plays hard. Continuing education and exposure to new ideas are fostered through field research, i.e. cider/ beer festivals/ conventions, field trips, etc. This is a great chance to get in on the ground level of a rapidly growing company who value creativity, ambition and a pallet for the unknown.


Compensation:  Pay commensurate on experience.


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