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Packaging Assistant

2.7.19

JOB TITLE:  Packaging Assistant

LOCATION:  Geneva, IL

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

The packaging stage in a brewery is one of the most crucial pieces of ensuring a beer’s quality as it reaches the drinker.  This position assists our current production team in performing any and all aspects of packaging our beer in its final container.

QUALIFICATIONS

- An understanding of the brewing, finishing and packaging processes of beer
- Forklift Operation Certification is a plus
- Strong consideration will be given to candidates with Brewery production experience

PHYSICAL DEMANDS / WORKING CONDITIONS

- Must be able to lift 35 lb. cases of beer, 44 lb. boxes 
of hops, 55 lb. sacks of grain, and move 165 lb. kegs of beer
- Be able to operate packaging equipment for extended periods of time while wearing appropriate PPE

SAFETY MANAGEMENT

- Ensuring the safety of all Penrose team members and patrons throughout the facility
- Wear proper PPE at all times

SOPs

- Follow all written and verbal SOPs and work towards improving every brewery action across the team

SANITATION

- Monitor and maintain sanitation practices throughout the brewery
- Work in a clean and organized fashion
- Sweep, mop, scrub and squeegee work areas
- Clean, scrub, and sanitize parts and store according to protocols

KEGGING

- Maintain an inventory level of both clean and empty  kegs corresponding to the upcoming production needs
- Monitor operation of Keg Washer and troubleshoot any operational issues
- Maintain inventory levels of packaging materials including but not limited to: keg collars, keg caps, CO2 and other consumables
- Ensure proper filling of kegs as well as taste compliance of beer going in

FINISHING OPERATIONS

- Measure CO2 in finished beer and add carbonation to desired level as required by recipes
- Monitor taste standards of finished beer and be able to identify potential off flavors and contributing factors

PACKAGING LINES

- Load cans, monitor fill heights, seams and sanitation during the canning process
- Run labeler
- Participate in wild beer bottling utilizing manual fillers, cappers and corkers
- Create PM procedures and follow them for Packaging and Utility equipment
- Maintain inventory levels of canning supplies

SHIPPING

- Stage shipments based on BOLs and load trucks
- Unload shipments and put away in appropriate places
- Operate a Forklift in a controlled and safe manner

UTILITIES AND MAINTENANCE

- Maintain daily, weekly and monthly upkeep on Boiler, Air Compressors, Glycol Chillers, Cooler Condensing Units etc
- Be able to identify when equipment is not running correctly, source the root cause and track down solutions to fix

IDEAL ATTRIBUTES

- Reliable work ethic
- A respect for beer
- The ability to multi task and think on your feet
- Posses the ability to be flexible and maintain composure in a fast-paced setting
- A strong mechanical thought process
- Self starter that doesn’t wait around to be assigned tasks
- Be organized and able to clean up after yourself

 

If you are interested in applying and think you'll be a good fit with our team please fill out the information below and attach a resume and cover letter in PDF format.

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