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Packaging Lead

Russian River Brewing Company

Windsor, CA

Job Description:

There is an old familiar saying in the wine business: “It takes a lot of great beer to make great wine!” Winemakers, cellar workers, and grape pickers alike rarely (if ever) reach for a nice big glass of red wine in the middle of harvest. Wine is quite delicious, but not very refreshing on a hot summer day. The beverage of choice during harvest is BEER!

We are hiring a full time Packaging Lead to join the RRBC team at our new Windsor facility in mid-September. Please review the job description, and if this sounds like you, we’d love to hear from you!

The Packaging Lead is responsible for bottling and kegging beer at the Windsor location and oversees the daily operations of the packaging lines in the absence of the Packaging Manager by completing the following duties:

Manage and operate bottling lines and keg rackers, including start-up and shut down.
Ensures all packaging tasks are completed safely, accurately and on-time.
Work safely and demonstrate cooperation with co-workers
Provides guidance and direction to subordinates, including setting standards and monitoring performance.
Have a passion for quality beer and quality workmanship
CIP tanks and equipment and assist with brewery cellar operations as needed
Cleaning and sanitation
All work to be completed with an eye towards low Total Packaged Oxygen
Make mechanical repairs to bottling and kegging equipment
Work with and report any mechanical issues to packaging manager
Work with lab staff in regards to QC/QA protocols relating to the packaging line and beer
Maintain preventative maintenance schedules for all equipment
Create and maintain SOPs for all equipment
Operate a fork lift safely
Maintain a high level of attention to detail
We are seeking the following qualifications:

Previous operation of a bottling line is a must with at least two years’ experience running a bottling line
Prior supervisory experience ideal
Possess a mechanical aptitude to repair packaging equipment
Must be serious about safety, quality and cleanliness
Fit in with our passionate and hard-working team
Passion, enthusiasm, focus, creativity, and a positive outlook
Position may require occasional weekend and/or evening work
Skills and abilities desired:

Effectively managing one’s own time
Excellent communication skills
Work calmly under pressure
Good judgment with the ability to make timely and sound decisions
Versatility, flexibility, and a willingness to work within constantly changing priorities with enthusiasm
Listen and understand information and ideas as presented
Communicate information and ideas through speaking and writing so others will understand
Must be able to speak, read, write, and understand the primary language(s) used in the workplace
Provide guidance and direction to subordinates, including setting standards and monitoring performance
Work as a team member
The legal stuff:

Applicants must be at least 21 years old. Much of the work consists of conveying information verbally. While performing the duties of this job the employee is required to stand and/or sit for long periods of time and walk; use fingers, handle, or feel objects; reach with hands; talk and hear; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, twist, bend and crouch. The employee must occasionally lift or carry up to 60 pounds and manipulate and/or move up to 155 pounds, including tipping full kegs via a tipping station. Use of arms above the shoulder is sometimes required. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. Requires manual dexterity and ability to quickly move hand(s), hand with arm, grasp, manipulate or assemble. The employee operates a motor vehicle/forklift.

We offer a fun work environment, with group medical, dental, vision, life and accident insurance, vacation and holiday pay, 401k, and beer/food/merchandise discounts!

To apply:

Additional Information:

Job Posted:
Thursday, August 9th
Type of Work:
Full Time

Contact Information:

Russian River Brewing Company
Human Resources