Packaging Technician

Job Description

Highland Brewing Company, a growing and dynamic company, seeks to add a detail-oriented, methodical, and reliable individual with initiative and respect for teamwork to our packaging crew. 

This is a full-time hourly position with benefits (including health insurance) that begin after a successful 90-day introductory period.

If you have a positive, can-do attitude, meet the following qualifications, and are capable of working in a fast-paced, artisanal and challenging environment, we would welcome the opportunity to review your resume. 

Please submit your resume and cover letter with compensation requirements in Word or PDF format to No phone calls or visits please.


Packaging Technician position entails maintaining and running high-speed machinery on the bottling line and cleaning/filling kegs. This position is responsible for safely operating equipment to package beer in bottles and kegs.

FLSA Status: Non-exempt
Reports to: Packaging Manager
Location: Asheville, NC

Essential Job Functions

  • Performs assigned tasks at various stations on the bottling, canning and kegging lines
  • Cleans in accordance with established protocols
  • Completes required paperwork accurately in a neat and timely manner
  • Helps maintain equipment
  • Follows safety procedures and wears PPE
  • Performs other duties as assigned



  • High-school diploma
  • Associates degree in a mechanical related field preferred


  • At least one year of related experience in a production facility is preferred
  • Strong mechanical background with equipment repair experience preferred
  • Industry experience with beer packaging and related equipment preferred
  • Experience in forklift operation

Specific Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability to follow directions
  • Ability to safely operate machinery
  • Verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work both independently and within a team
  • Ability to recognize and respond to machinery malfunctions and safety hazards
  • Ability to contribute to positive work environment
  • Ability to learn quickly and apply new procedures and skills
  • Ability to work well under pressure
  • Strong work ethic
  • Strong communication skills
  • Interest in/passion for working in the craft beer industry

Working Conditions:

  • Ability to stand for long periods of time and do physically demanding work is required.
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs. is required. 
  • * Willingness to work on and around potentially dangerous equipment/machinery is required.
  • Willingness to work in an environment with high noise levels is required.
  • Willingness to occasionally work events on evenings and weekends is required.