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Canning / Logistics Assistant

Kings County Brewers Collective

Kings County Brewers Collective (KCBC) is looking to hire an experienced, organized, and generally awesome person to serve as one of our Packaging / Logistics Assistant. This is a unique opportunity to join a fast growing brewery in Brooklyn (just under 4 years old) and contribute directly to its growth and success. 


KCBC is an equal opportunity employer and actively recruits people of color, women, people with disabilities, and LGBTQIA+ people. 


JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

Your primary focus will be to assist with packaging 16 oz. cans on our Wild Goose WGC - 250 canning line and assist with other brewery activities, including but not limited to:

  • Cleaning and maintenance of canning line

  • Monitor carbonation levels and fermentation of beer

  • Monitor DO levels of beer using Anton Paar cbox

  • Inventory and storage of canning supplies

  • Assisting with canning and kegging of beer 

    • Preparing supplies (pak techs, case trays, etc.)

    • Preparing work area, as needed (moving pallets, organizing supplies, etc.)

    • Properly staging pack out area (tables, scale, pallets, etc.)

    • Working efficiently and safely to ensure beer is packaged and stored properly

    • Cleaning & filling kegs, as needed

    • Clean-up!!

  • General brewery + taproom cleaning, organization and maintenance, including: 

    • Trash & recycling

    • Walk-in cooler

    • Shelving & storage areas (including side alley)

    • Jockey box and other event supplies

    • KCBC Hopmobile

    • Back bar area and taproom, as needed

    • Brewery production area, as needed

  • Warehousing + Distribution

    • Preparing orders for shipment + delivery

    • Shipping and receiving of goods (loading and unloading of trucks, warehousing, and associated paperwork)

    • Coordinating deliveries with Distribution manager / sales team

    • Coordinating order pickups with Distribution manager / sales team

  • Other miscellaneous duties, as needed


REQUIREMENTS:

  • 1+ years experience in a similar role in a packaging brewery is helpful but not required.

  • Mechanical knowledge / aptitude is desirable

  • Ability to strictly follow recipes and standard operating procedures?

  • Must be able to work in a non-temperature controlled environment, properly handle hazardous materials, and operate complex machinery.?

  • Must possess high quality standards and be able to work effectively and efficiently without direct supervision?

  • Must be HIGHLY focused on cleanliness and proper sanitation?

  • Must be able to work a flexible schedule, including evenings, weekends, and holidays as needed. The job may also require occasional travel to and participation in trade shows and beer related events?

  • Must be meticulously organized and punctual, with outstanding multi-tasking and time management skills?

  • Must be able to bend over, twist, kneel, climb stairs and ladders, stand for the duration of a shift, shovel hot grain, lift 55+ pounds repeatedly, safely handle hot and cold liquids, safely handle cleaning/sanitizing chemicals, and safely handle oak barrels. ?This is a labor-intensive, highly-physical position. 

  • Must have basic computer skills and aptitude, specifically working with Microsoft Office Suite and Google Apps. Experience with Slack and Ekos Brewery Management software is a plus.

  • Must pass pre-employment background check?

  • Must be 21 years of age or older and have proof of eligibility to work in the U.S.?

  • Must be awesomely passionate about craft beer!

 

BENEFITS

This is a full-time salaried position and will occasionally require weekend, late-night, and holiday work. 


All staff receive:

  • 80 hours paid time off (hours accrued weekly and can be used after 60 day probationary period (max 80 hours / yr)

  • 5 days sick leave (max 40 hours / yr)

  • 6 paid holidays (New Years Day, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day)

  • Medical, Dental, Vision benefits after 60 days of employment. *50% of Oscar Silver plan paid by KCBC, 50% paid by employee

  • Option to participate in company 401K plan (100% employer match for up to 4% of employee’s annual salary)

  • Brewery perks! Draft beer, cans, KCBC merch, etc.

  • Stipend for safety-toe work boots/shoes (required to wear while working) 


ABOUT THE COMPANY:

KCBC is a 15-bbl craft brewery and taproom located in Bushwick, Brooklyn. The company is owned and operated by a trio of brewers who have joined forces to create a wide variety of well-balanced, high-quality beers—including crushable lagers, hoppy IPAs, exotic sours, traditional styles, and more.




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