Packaging Operator

Karl Strauss Brewing Company

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Position Summary

The Packaging/Warehouse Assistant assists with, and provides support to, all aspects of the bottling line, warehouse, and logistics departments as necessary.

Essential Functions & Duties:
  • Experience operating all aspects of Wild Goose canning line: filling, CIP, troubleshooting, & maintenance a big plus.
  • Operates the main brewery’s bottling and kegging line(s) following all established policies and procedures.
  • Performs daily clean-up and maintenance of the equipment and floors in the packaging and warehouse areas.     
  • Monitors cleaning cycles for proper concentration, pressures, and efficiency.
  •  Analyzes the brewery and packaging equipment, components, raw materials, and end products communicating recommendations for change accordingly.
  • Hooks up correct bright tanks aseptically; isolates brands to result in minimal losses.
  • Keeps the line running in an efficient manner; minimizing lost production time.
  • Using the forklift, unloads empty cooperage or other loads as requested.
  • Coordinates with the Warehouse Manager regarding the prompt storage of finished goods and delivery of empty kegs to the kegging area.
  • Sanitizes the beer lines and ensures the packaging equipment is ready for the next day’s production.
  • Maintains and rebuilds cooperage as needed

Necessary Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Prior Wild Goose Filler Experience
  • HS diploma or equivalent.
  • 1-2 years experience working in a production or packaging facility, or with filling, labeling, and crowing equipment.
  • Works well independently and cooperatively with others.
  • Strong communication skills spanning all levels within the organization.
  • Mechanical aptitude for equipment repairs and trouble shooting.
  • Must maintain a valid California driver’s license and be insurable on the Company’s automobile insurance policy.
  • Ability to follow directions, read maps, and ask for assistance when necessary.
  • Flexible schedule to accommodate for seasonal production demands.
  • Forklift certification preferred.
  • Must have a clean driving record.
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