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Packaging Technician

Company: Stone Brewing Co.
Location: Escondido
Posted on: May 5, 2022

Job Description:

Job DescriptionAbout Stone Stone Brewing is the ninth largest craft brewery in the United States. We brew badass beers on both coasts at our breweries in Escondido, CA and Richmond, VA, and create amazing experiences at our bistro and taproom locations. We also operate one of the nation's largest craft-centric beverage distributors, Stone Distributing Company, serving our home region in Southern California. We've enjoyed an incredible 25 years of following our passion, and we are in search of people who are also passionate about pursuing their craft to join Team Stone. Summary The Packaging Technician position operates canning, bottling, and kegging equipment safely and efficiently with the goal of packaging our amazing beers of the highest quality. Responsibilities

  • Understand and follow safety rules including safe lifting practices and safe machine operation. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is to be used where required.
  • Understand and utilize proper lockout/tagout procedures per company program.
  • Handle chemicals according to proper safe handling procedures.
  • Perform visual inspection of boxes to ensure proper box/tray is used and the graphics on the box/tray are acceptable. Must ensure proper coding is on the bottle, cans, boxes/trays, and kegs in accordance with company standards.
  • Must accurately fill out process quality checks to verify. Report any major defects or quality issues to the shift lead or supervisor.
  • Maintain packaging lines, including starting and stopping packaging equipment
    • Perform machine and beer line sanitation and clean in place (CIP) operations
    • Accurately complete and update information forms and logs.
    • Use software package to accurately track and charge materials to the production orders.
    • Effectively communicate to warehouse personnel any and all goods which will need to be returned to inventory if / when not used.
    • Perform package format changeovers on equipment and production line as required. Use of hand tools to perform changeovers may be required.
      • Load corrugate, labels, bottles/cans/kegs, carriers etc. in appropriate machines
      • Watch flow of materials, i.e. cans/bottles/boxes/trays/kegs, etc. into appropriate machine and clear jams if necessary
      • Monitor machines while running. Verify that all bottles/cans/kegs are packed into boxes and on pallets correctly.
      • Maintain general housekeeping in all areas of production. Bale plastic, cardboard and contaminated bottles/cans/kegs when needed; dispose of materials when needed.
      • Operate forklift in safe and efficient manner. Stage/move/load/unload materials.
        • Keep production area and packaging equipment sanitary by following a Master Sanitation Schedule.
        • Participate in minor to mid-level packaging projects when required.
        • Follow all Stones policies, procedures and protocols including established SOPs
        • Follow 5S and Lean Manufacturing Principles.
        • Maintain cGMP compliance.
          • Proactively work with trainer and supervisory team to obtain signoffs and operate equipment in accordance with Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
          • Recommend changes to SOPs when corrections are needed
          • Assist in training team members as needed.

            Requirements To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
            • Education: High School diploma or GED
            • Experience: Previous bottle, can or keg filling experience is preferred. Previous forklift experience preferred.
            • Computer Skills: Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Word, and Outlook.
            • Language Skills: Must be able to effectively communicate in English, both verbally and written.
              • Must be able to safely lift up to 50 lbs.
              • Travel Requirements: None. Stone Brewing Benefits & Perks
                • Comprehensive Health Insurance, 401K, and Bonuses for Eligible Team Members
                • Personal Beer Benefits and Team Member Discounts
                • Benefit programs supporting Financial Wellness, Health & Wellness and Career Development Stone Brewing is an equal employment opportunity employer and does not discriminate against applicants or employees because of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, citizenship status, various ability status, genetic information, sexual orientation, or gender identity or expression of an otherwise qualified individual, or membership in any other class protected by applicable law. Stone Brewing hires and promotes individuals based on their qualifications for the job to be filled.? Stone Brewing seeks to build a culturally diverse staff where differences are valued and respected. Women, minorities, individuals with various abilities, veterans, LGBTQ+ and intersectional individuals are encouraged to apply.

Keywords: Stone Brewing Co., Escondido , Packaging Technician, Professions , Escondido, California

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