Packaging Operator


Job Title:                           Packaging Operator          

Location:                           Main Location

Department:                     Packaging           

Reports To:                       Packaging Manager

FLSA Status:                    Non-Exempt

Position Summary

The Packaging Operator performs all tasks involved in the packaging of products.  This includes machine operation, inspection, light maintenance and packing.  This position will follow standard work methods and practice safe work habits to ensure production is as efficient and safe as possible.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

·        Observe machine operations to ensure quality and conformity of packaged products to standards.

·        Troubleshoot machinery during operation.

·        Adjust machine components according to product.

·        Assist with changeovers at the packer.

·        Complete operator reports for tracking production; code checks, taste test, completes code check reports, down time reports, and other required reporting.

·        Stock and sort product for packaging, replenish packaging supplies, such as wraps, cartons, glue, ink or labels.

·        Clean around perimeter of machine, its infeed area and discharge area, including inkjet coders.

·        Assist with hand-packing and rework as needed.

·        Remove finished packaged items from machine and separate rejected beer cases according to direction.

·        Stop or reset packaging machine when malfunctions occur, troubleshooting and diagnosis.

·        Performs product changeover.

·        Verifies the correct product and date codes are entered into the coder and are accurately printed on the product.

·        Cross train with the Operators to fill in when needed.

Working Conditions

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job with or without reasonable accommodations.

·        Flexible to working a rotating schedules as business needs arise (typical work week = 45 hours). 

·        Position requires standing for long periods of time (up to 12 hours), bending, stooping, twisting, and lifting products and materials weighing up to 50 pounds.

·        Constantly stooping under conveyors and in and around the equipment.

·        Routine pushing, pulling, reaching, upper body and arm rotation, arm extension, and climbing ladders.

·        Very high noise levels in/around bottling line (ear protection required).

·        Exposure to various temperature changes.

·        Able to wear required Personal Protective Equipment (ear plugs, gloves, boots, etc.).

Supervision of Others

This position does not require any management responsibilities.


·        High School Diploma or GED.

·        Basic knowledge of computers.

·        Knowledge of safe work operations, safety policies and procedures.

·        Attention to details, ability to recognize when there is a problem.

·        Love, appreciation and knowledge of beer, including a familiarity with the craft brewing industry and with beer styles.

·        Must be eligible to work in the United States.

The Abita Brewing Company reserves the right to revise and alter this job description as needed.

ABITA BREWING CO is an EEO employer - M/F/Vets/Disabled
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