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Packaging Technician I

    • Job Tracking ID: 512347-623619
    • Job Location: Richmond, VA
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Location: Richmond Virginia

We are looking for amazing Packaging Operators/Technicians to join the team at our new Richmond, VA location!

Individuals will perform packaging activities efficiently and safely, incorporating quality in every bottle, keg, can and case within company specifications and schedules. This includes kegging, bottling, canning and warehousing. Must be able to work any shift in a 24 hour period.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following:

  • Maintain packaging lines, including starting and stopping of 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 all goods which will need to be returned to inventory if / when not used.

  • Maintain quality requirements in accordance with company standards; accurately filling out inspection sheets based on overall production quality.

  • Perform package change-overs on equipment as required. Use of hand tools to perform change-overs may be required.

  • Perform production line change-overs on conveyors and auxiliary equipment as required. Use of hand tools to perform change-overs 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

  • Ensure that all equipment is on and functioning properly prior to starting a run.

  • Must do 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.

  • Report any major defects or quality issues to the shift lead or supervisor.

  • Monitor machines while running. Check to see that all bottles/cans/kegs are packed into boxes and on pallets correctly.

  • Understand and follow safety rules including safe lifting practices and safe machine operation. Personal Protective Equipment is to be used where required.

  • Housekeeping: maintain general housekeeping in all areas of production, including the break rooms and rest rooms. Bale plastic, cardboard and contaminated bottles/cans/kegs when needed; dispose of materials when needed. Keep work area clean always.

  • Ensure that all packaging equipment and the packaging area are completely 100% clean and sanitary, ready for the following day’s or shift’s production.

  • Operate forklift in safe and efficient manner. Stage/move/load/unload materials.

  • Handle chemicals according to proper safe handling procedures.

  • Participate in minor to mid-level packaging projects when required.

  • Other duties as assigned

High school education or GED. Must have at least 6 months related experience working in a high speed manufacturing environment, preferably beverage packaging (beer, soda, milk, water). One year of increased responsibilities in related technical/mechanical position in a production environment preferred. Previous bottle/can filling and keg filling experience is preferred. Previous forklift experience preferred. Must have mechanical aptitude. Ignition program and AX knowledge is a plus.

Stone Brewing Co. is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to workforce diversity. M/F/D/V are encouraged to apply.

Pre-employment background check, drug screening, and physical are required