Canning Line Operator/Packaging Assistant
Kings County Brewers Collective
Canning Line Operator / Packaging Assistant
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.
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
General brewery + taproom cleaning, organization and maintenance, including:
Trash & recycling
Shelving & storage areas (including side alley)
Jockey box and other event supplies
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
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!
This is a full-time hourly 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.