Packaging Technician

Summary

The Packaging Technician is responsible for several tasks, all with the goal of creating quality packaged product in bottles, cans, & kegs.

FLSA Status: Full-Time Hourly, Non-exempt
Reports to: Production Manager
Location: Asheville, NC

Essential Job Functions

  • Independently operates packaging equipment at various stations on the bottling, canning, and kegging lines according to protocol
  • Operates forklift safely while moving packaging material and finished goods
  • Stacks and palletizes finished product as needed
  • Performs frequent quality line checks, and ensures all finished product is aligned with established quality standards
  • Cleans equipment & performs daily sanitation tasks, keeping record on daily cleaning checklists
  • Helps to maintain equipment in good working order by assisting with preventative maintenance tasks
  • Completes required production paperwork accurately in a neat and timely manner
  • Communicates openly with supervisor about downtime, mechanical issues, or quality concerns
  • Understands and follows safety standards and wears all required PPE
  • Performs other duties as assigned

HOURS

This job is 40+ hours a week, working four 10-hour shifts. Workdays rotate on a four-week schedule from Monday-Thursday to Tuesday-Friday. The packaging department production hours are considered 7AM-5PM, but exact working hours may vary depending on assigned station.

Qualifications

  • Strong work ethic
  • Verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to follow directions
  • Ability to operate equipment safely and effectively
  • Ability to multitask and maintain a strong attention to detail
  • Ability to work well as part of a collaborative team
  • Ability to maintain a positive attitude and contribute to positive work environment
  • Ability to learn quickly and apply new procedures and skills
  • Previous experience driving a forklift is preferred, and the ability to become forklift certified upon hire is required
  • Previous experience with manufacturing and/or mechanical work a plus, but not required

Working Conditions

  • As this job is in a working manufacturing facility, the physical demands of this role include, but are not limited to:
    • Standing for long periods of time
    • Bending, twisting, reaching over your head & lifting up to 20lbs frequently and 50lbs occasionally
    • High noise levels
    • Working with hazardous chemicals
    • Being around high-speed, moving equipment that may be potentially dangerous

To apply, please send your cover letter and resume to careers@highlandbrewing.com with Packaging Tech in the subject line.