Packaging Technician Job Description

Below is an example job description for a Packaging Technician, intended for use as a template for a craft brewery.

A Packaging Technician at a craft brewery plays a critical role in the final stages of the beer production process. Their primary responsibilities involve operating, maintaining, and troubleshooting the equipment that packages the beer into cans, bottles, or kegs. This role is essential to ensure the beer is packaged correctly and efficiently, retaining the quality and flavor crafted by the brewery. Packaging Technicians also play a role in maintaining cleanliness in the packaging area and observing strict quality control standards.

About Our Brewery

[Brewery Name] is a renowned craft brewery known for producing a wide range of exceptional and innovative beers. Located in the heart of our community, we are driven by a passionate team committed to excellence in our craft, fostering an atmosphere of continuous learning, and contributing positively to the craft beer industry. If you are dedicated, detail-oriented, and excited about craft beer, we invite you to join our team.

Responsibilities and Duties

As a Packaging Technician, your responsibilities will include:

  • Operating and maintaining packaging equipment such as canning, bottling, and kegging lines
  • Performing quality control checks to ensure the integrity and quality of our packaged beer
  • Cleaning and sanitizing packaging equipment and work areas to meet brewery standards
  • Troubleshooting equipment issues and implementing solutions
  • Adhering to safety protocols and procedures at all times
  • Assisting with inventory management
  • Participating in regular team meetings and contributing to process improvements

Physical and Mental Requirements

The role of a Packaging Technician requires:

  • Ability to frequently lift, push, or pull heavy items (up to 55 lbs) and occasionally lift or move heavier objects (up to 165 lbs)
  • Capability to stand for long periods and perform repetitive motions
  • Strong problem-solving skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, managing multiple tasks efficiently
  • Comfort with operating complex machinery


[Brewery Name] offers a comprehensive benefits package including:

  • Competitive salary, commensurate with experience
  • Health, dental, and vision insurance
  • 401(k) plan with company match
  • Generous paid time off
  • Employee beer and merchandise discounts
  • Opportunities for professional growth and education

Instructions for Applying

Interested candidates are invited to submit a resume and cover letter via our website or by emailing jobs@[breweryname].com with the subject line "Packaging Technician Application - [Your Name]".

[Brewery Name] is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

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