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 and challenging environment, we would welcome the opportunity to review your resume.

Summary

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

Qualifications

Education:

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

Experience:

  • 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.