Seasonal Pack Line Team Member

Type: Seasonal
Location: The Elk Rapids Pull Barn
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Are you looking for a fun summer job? The Seasonal Pack Line Team Member might be just what you are looking for!

The Pack Line Team Member is responsible for the duties involved with can and keg packaging production. As the canned and draft product represents the “face” of Short’s Brewing Company, the Pack Line Team Member is tasked with ensuring that SBC’s standard operating procedures are followed to ensure that the best product reaches the consumer.

 The Pack Line Team Member is responsible for arriving at scheduled shifts on time and ready to work. The Pack Line Team Member helps to set up and break down each kegging and canning run, load packaging, prepare labeler, build & stage packaging, and stack full cases. The Pack Line Team Member also shrink wraps finished products on pallets, moves them into the cooler or warehouse, and fills and cleans draft kegs. In other words, no job is too big or too small. If it needs to be done, the Pack Line Team Member will find a way to ensure that the can and keg run needs are met.

 The Pack Line Team Member should expect to work 40 hours per week, up to 10 hours per day if necessary, depending on the production schedule.

Daily Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Packaging Line Setup
  • Come in prepared to work and understand the day’s objective.
  • Prepare proper cans for the canning run.
  • Recognize dented and mis-labeled cans.
  • Assist in cleaning the canner properly to ensure quality product. 
  • Loading and unloading the correct packaging for the canning run.
  • Prepare keg washing/filling area.
  • Communicate with the cellarmen and quality control to ensure the beer is at-temp and at the correct carbonation level for packaging.
  • Communicate with the Filler Operator regarding the status of the canning run –  estimated start and finish times, temporary shutdowns, and batch changeovers.
  • Packaging Line Operation – Can Packaging:
  • Package beer in a manner that maintains product specifications.
  • Ensure boxes are loaded, glued, and palletized correctly.
  • Ensure pallets are marked with the batch number, date/time, which beverage it is and rotated accordingly.
  • Assist with filler , packer and tray packer, and depalletizer crashes and breakdowns.
    • Ensure the product, labeled, date coded, seamed properly and not dented. 
    • Package beer in a manner that maintains product specifications.
    • Complete Clean In Place tasks before and after canning runs
    • Can case packaging and palletizing
    • Operation of can date coder
    • Can inspection for quality parameters 
  • Keg  Packaging:
      • Clean exterior keg stems and seals with caustic and water with a brush
  • Clean interior of kegs with a caustic cycle and rinsing.
  • Monitor valves and seals regularly – facilitate the repair or replace if needed.
  • Package beer in a manner that maintains product specifications.
  • Sanitize each keg valve exterior and coupler before filling.
    • Fit kegged beer with a keg ring denoting brand, style, volume, and timestamp, spray with isopropyl, then cap.
    • Mark pallets with style, batch number, date, and rotate accordingly.
    • Apply shrink wrap to the finished pallet of kegs for shipping.
    • Store packaged beer in the warehouse and rotate accordingly.
    • Fill and test keg cleaning chemicals to ensure the correct dose is being applied

Other Requirements:

  • Follow all SOPs and safety protocols.
  • Make and communicate observations of efficiencies and inefficiencies.
  • Make recommendations for equipment and processes with formal reports or an email.
  • Contribute to improvements and processes required to gain efficiency and quality assurance in the packaging department.
  • Contribute to packaging department evolution.
  • Participate in the cleaning of the packaging areas and the washing of equipment, floors, and tools, to comply with company and government sanitation standards.
  • Wear gloves, steel toe work shoes, safety glasses, and ear protection when working on the floor.
  • Complete other tasks assigned by supervisors or managers.
  • Remain calm, flexible, and able to work through setbacks and emergencies.
  • Coordinate a wide range of activities in a hectic and fast-paced work environment.
  • Work collaboratively with the Packaging Supervisor and Packaging Manager to solve problems.
  • Work through challenges by setting a professional and upbeat example.
  • Consistently read and participate in company communications to stay current with and informed.
  • Communicate clearly with co-workers and managers, verbally and written.
  • Frequently solve problems.

Physical Requirements:

  • Consistently lift and carry 50 pounds and occasionally lift and carry 75 pounds to chest height.
  • Frequently bend, stoop, push, lift, kneel and reach.
  • Able to stand for the entire shift, up to ten hours.
  • Consistently able to use repetitive hand and wrist motion.
  • Work with hot, cold, and hazardous equipment and materials.
  • Able to work in hot, cold, and wet environments, and able to handle frequent changes in these environments.
  • Climb stairs several times a day.
  • Frequently wash hands.