Packaging Operator

  • Full Time
  • Austin

Website Live Oak Brewing Co

Extraordinary Lagers and Ales

Production Dept of Live Oak Brewing Co. is seeking a full-time packaging operator to join our 5 person packaging team. The position will support safe and sale-ready, premium can and keg products by assisting with all parts of line function.

Tasks and Proficiency Goals – Packaging Line Operator – Reports to Lead Packaging Line Operator / Mgr., Pkg Tech.:

– Assist lead operators throughout the run and especially during jams/malfunctions, often doing several tasks at once; constant attentiveness is required.
– Equipment operator of all components of canning line as assigned.
– Operator will ensure all package placed into inventory will be of sales quality and free of any defects compromising the package quality.
– Operator is responsible for the set up and break down and cleaning of all equipment involved in the canning operation as directed by lead operators; occasionally assisting with maintenance during down-time.
– Operation of keg washers, semi-automated caustic / acid / sani cycles; including keg exterior.
– Operation of keg filling, brite tank interface, and keg filling QC. Machine makeup of Live Oak can / keg packaging line:

– Tray Former
– Comac Can Filler
– Bonicomm Can Seamer
– Switchback Box Packer
– VideoJet Date Coder
– Case Receiver – Filtec Level Sensor
– Dryer
– Ska Depalletizer
– Can Conveyor
– Bright Beer Tank
– Beer Pump
– Specific Mechanical Keg Washers
– Keg Filler

General Requirements – Typically, the Packaging Line Operator is required to stand and/or walk for 10+ hours a day. These employees frequently lift up 50 pounds at a time. Some positions on the canning line require repetitive movements and lifting above head height, reaching with arms and pushing/pulling various weights up to 50 pounds. The work environment conditions vary often with fluctuating temperatures, noise and moisture levels. Safety equipment and training is provided. Safety protocol must be practiced at all times. Additionally:

– Ability to operate a forklift and pallet jack, Live Oak will provide certification if needed.
– Ability to stand for prolonged periods, stoop, crawl, twist, turn, lift, kneel, climb ladders and stairs.
– Ability to comply with safe chemical handling procedures, including personal protection equipment such as gloves and goggles. You will work with hazardous chemicals.
– Participate in QA/QC sensory analysis with focus.
– Understand the importance of cleanliness and sanitation, and always practice.
– Ability and willingness to work well with coworkers and supervisors.
– Ability to be at work and working by the decided start time.
– The ongoing goal of being a crucial member of the production team.
– Preferred can line experience.
– Compensation based on experience.

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