Packaging Operator

Graft Cider

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Our cidery/winery is located in the Hudson Valley in Newburgh, NY. The Packaging Operator 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 a variety pack, and fulfilling general packaging needs as required.  With a secondary focus on canning, 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. 



  • (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, executing 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):

  • 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 palette for the unknown. 

Compensation:  $19/hour

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