Packaging Technician

Smog City Brewing Co.

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Packaging Technician @ Smog City Brewing Co.

A Smog City Packaging Tech’s main role is to package beer. They have good attention to detail and ability to work in a clean, organized and efficient way to accomplish assigned tasks. They live and breathe Smog City Brewing’s core values of quality, community and respect.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Package and rack beer into kegs

    • Rack finished beer into kegs 

    • Assist in operation of packaging lines and perform pack off duties. 

    • Assist in all pre- and post-packaging operations including case building, labeling, package filling and palletizing.

  • Warehousing

    • Receive raw materials and packaging supplies.

    • Operate a forklift safely following safety protocols.

    • Maintain a safe, clean and organized workspace.

  • Keg Washing

    • Lots of it

    • Wash kegs using a keg washer. Keep equipment clean and keg area orderly.

  • Data recording

    • Use paper logs, spreadsheets, and production software to record data related to all the above


General Expectations


  • Maintain the operational efficiency and safety of the equipment you use. Catch it before it breaks, fix it if you can, bring it to someone’s attention if you can’t.

  • Maintain cleanliness and sanitation of equipment and brewery at all times.

  • Work hard and efficiently to ensure Smog City beer maintains quality standards into the package.

  • Assist in safety compliance and QA/QC.

  • Learn and adhere to standard operating and safety procedures. 

  • Stay organized and communicate effectively

  • Note - all staff help out wherever they are needed. The above are guidelines but additional responsibilities may, and most likely will, be required. 



Minimum Physical Abilities


  • Must be in good physical condition and able to maneuver in confined spaces.

  • Must be able to walk, sit, stand, and/or crouch for extended periods of time.

  • Must be able & willing to work early morning, daytime, evening and/or weekend shifts.

  • Must be able to lift 55 lbs. (malt bag!) to shoulder level repeatedly and maneuver at least 165 lb. (full keg!) containers safely.

 

Necessary Skills


  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Ability to work independently and use your time efficiently.

  • Insane knowledge of the brewing process and how everything you do affects the quality of the beer.

  • Excellent beer knowledge, a good sense of smell and taste with the ability to communicate what you are sensing.

  • Must be able to follow directions.

  • Subject line of the email must read: Six sleek swans swam swiftly southwards.

  • Communicate clearly and concisely with respect to all personnel at all levels, in addition to customers.

  • Forklift experience is a plus.

 

Education/Experience

  • A minimum of six months of professional experience at a commercial brewery or 3 years of home brewing experience.

  • Bachelor’s degree and/or formal brewing education preferred.

 

To Apply:

 

Send a cover letter and resume to ilovebeer@smogcitybrewing.com

 

The cover letter should describe why you are interested in the position and why Smog City Brewing Company should hire you.

 

Please provide a resume that includes all relevant work history. It should also contain your education and any formal/informal brewery training.

 

You must provide 3 references, one character reference, one professional reference and a third of either character or professional nature.  At least one reference should be from your current/most recent place of work.

 

References WILL be checked.

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