Packaging Operator

Assist with all packaging and cellaring operations
BreweryHi Sign Brewing
LocationAustin, TX
Employment TypeFull Time
Pay Range40,000.00 - $50,000.00/year
Hi Sign Brewing is an independent craft brewery located in East Austin. Duties will include: • Safe and efficient operation of brand new Wild Goose 2-head canning line and all ancillary equipment (Ska depalletizer, PL-501 labeler, Videojet date coder etc.) • Ensure proper handling of beer from tanks to packaged cans and kegs. • Record CO2 levels prior to canning runs • Properly carbonate Brite Tanks and record all levels prior to canning • Set up and tear down all equipment post-run • Monitor and record seaming specs, maintain proper specs and SOP • Perform and manage all preventative maintenance for all packaging equipment • Manage packaging materials inventory and communicate when orders should be placed • Timely communication when spare parts / misc. supplies are needed • Effectively communicate and work directly with Head Brewer and production team for timely packaging of beer into kegs and cans to ensure no bottlenecks • Create repeatable SOP for operating of all packaging equipment • Inspect the quality of packaged product and assure it is fit for distribution • Accurate and timely record keeping including but not limited to QC specs, finished goods counts, low fill counts, QC inventory, and materials waste • Apply design thinking and implement efficient ways to package product and operate canning line • Keep packaging area clean and organized • Cellaring duties as needed • Clean kegs and organize for packaging • Transfer beer from fermenters to brite tanks • Working in confined spaces, lifting repeatedly, moving up to 165 pounds and climbing ladders repeatedly. • Working with dangerous chemicals while following Standard Operating Procedures and Policies • Operating forklifts, pallet jacks and hand trucks • Assisting Head Brewer with any potential projects or tasks Ideal Candidate must possess: • Mission-driven mindset towards team goals and accomplishing tasks • Team player with a growth mindset towards learning and professional growth • 2+ years experience operating a canning line • Experience repairing, adjusting, swapping parts and troubleshooting canning line • High school graduate or equivalent • Can work effectively in an autonomous environment to accomplish tasks • Ability to give and receive constructive feedback • Must be at least 21 years of age • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills • Strong interpersonal skills • Computer skills and EKOS software experience a plus • Forklift certification a plus

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