WeldWerks Brewing Company – Packaging Technician – Brewbound.com Craft Beer Job Listing

Job title: Packaging Technician (part-time with full-time potential)

FLSA Status: Not free

Reports to: Packaging Manager

Rate of pay: From $17.75/hour

Who we are:

WeldWerks Brewing is a fast-growing, locally owned and operated craft brewery in historic downtown Greeley, Colorado. We execute our unique and original line of products with the highest quality ingredients, a state-of-the-art brewing system and the latest in brewing practices. Our core values ​​include a dedication to quality, honest transparency, sincere candour, operational autonomy and personal growth. We strongly believe that these five core values ​​are essential for our team members to thrive and grow. In 2021 our people have recognized us as a great place to work and in 2022 we are targeting significant growth opportunities.

Check out this role:

Our packaging team’s responsibility is to ensure that every packaged product delivers on our “composite beer” promise and to provide our consumers with the meticulously and carefully crafted products they demand. Our packaging team is constantly improving systems and introducing new equipment to ensure that we stay ahead of the industry and it is these technicians who combine the raw outputs from our various departments to manufacture the final product for our consumers.

We are looking for team members who want to go the extra mile in terms of ability and desire. WeldWerks seeks to find people with a true owner/operator mentality that will contribute to our long-term success. We are looking for people who are dedicated to their work and are eager to expand their knowledge and hone their departmental expertise.

As a Packaging Technician, you will be responsible for:

  1. Execution of all procedures with attention to detail:
    1. Follow SOPs for bottling, canning and kegging beer to exact specifications for correlating formats
    2. Perform barrel cleaning operations
    3. Label, package, wax, stage and store finished goods and products as required
    4. Assist with brite beer cellaring, including tank CIP/SIP/purge, carbonation, ingredient additions, general cleanup
    5. Maintain accurate and up-to-date documentation of packaging and cellar activities (Ekos, cellar travelers, etc.)
    6. Assist in performing finished product inventory counts and physical movements as directed by the Senior Packing Operator
    7. Receipt of raw materials and preparation/shipment of finished products
  2. Be a strong teammate:
    1. Maintain a safe and hygienic workspace
    2. Follow all company safety and quality procedures
    3. Provide training to others based on areas of expertise
    4. Maintain a positive, forward-looking and solution-oriented attitude
  3. Think critically:
    1. Excellent understanding of packaging equipment and ability to operate, troubleshoot and maintain
    2. Assist in the creation of new SOPs and improve existing SOPs in the packaging department
    3. Perform basic maintenance of packaging equipment as directed by the Senior Packaging Operator
    4. Perform sensory evaluation during manufacturing and after packaging

Details about our ideal candidate:

  1. Skill and knowledge:
    1. Basic knowledge and passion for craft beer and the brewing industry
    2. Strong verbal and written communication
    3. Strong work ethic and can-do attitude
    4. Basic understanding of production equipment maintenance needs
  2. Personal skills :
    1. Remain calm under pressure or in the face of unexpected production delays or changes
    2. Be a strong and confident team player
    3. Maintain relationships with colleagues, suppliers and other breweries
    4. Excellent communication skills
    5. Basic problem solving skills
  3. Supervisory Skills:
    1. Use independent action to set goals and decide how to proceed; tasks are given in the form of general objectives or areas of responsibility
    2. Able to keep busy during slow times
    3. Use company apps to communicate and update other employees
  4. Hours and Physical Requirements:
    1. Must be 21 years old
    2. Must be able to work in a standing position for long periods of time, lift up to 50 lbs and work in hot, cold and humid conditions
    3. Must be physically able and willing to drive a forklift with training
    4. A typical schedule will be Monday to Friday morning shifts ranging from 4 to 8 hours with flexibility to help evening or weekend shifts as needed
    5. This is a part-time position offering approximately 25 hours/week with the possibility of moving to full-time
    6. Must be able to request time off two weeks in advance

Advantages:

  • 401(k) retirement plan with consideration
  • PTO (1 hour saved for 16.25 worked)
  • 48 hours of sick leave per calendar year
  • Time and half pay for holiday shifts
  • Paid volunteer hours
  • Paid maternity/paternity and bereavement leave
  • $150 in WeldWerks gift cards issued twice a year
  • 50% off on-the-go beer, 25% off merchandise, free draft beer, and a free bottle of most premium bottle releases

This is a part-time position that is not eligible for health benefits, but it is possible to work full-time in the future and these benefits include 100% paid employee coverage and coverage 50% bonuses for dependents.

Disclaimer: The statements above are not intended to be an exhaustive list of the duties and responsibilities of the job described, nor to be a list of the skills and abilities required to do the job. Rather, they are intended only to describe the general nature of the work.

WeldWerks is an equal opportunity employer and will not tolerate discrimination against any employee or applicant seeking employment on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, public assistance status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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