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What we want:
We are looking to add a Packaging Manager to our production team! Graft Cider is located in the Hudson Valley in Newburgh, NY. The Packaging Manager will be responsible for scheduling & operating the canning line in a safe and efficient manner. The ideal candidate will be team oriented, have strong communication skills, enthusiastic, positive, mechanically minded, & organized individual who has strong leadership skills.
(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.
Machinery maintenance and ability to work with tech support and machine manuals
Other production tasks, CIP, Kegging, Cider Transfers, Building packaging materials.
Education & Skills
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.
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):
Ensure team is working efficiently and that SOPs are followed
Making sure maintenance schedules are followed for all critical machinery
Working to maintain a healthy and positive work environment
Lead operator on canning line, managing packout, palletization and storage
Schedule personnel & materials based on packaging needs
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 close knit and dedicated team. All striving to make some of the world's most interesting ciders & wines. 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.