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Job Opening – Shift Packaging Technician


Posting Date: 10/17/16
Closing Date: 11/13/16

COOP Ale Works is a 7-year old production/packaging craft brewery located in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma’s heartbeat and home of a growing craft beer scene. In 2014 we completed an expansion that has set the foundation to launch our popular beers into a growing regional footprint. As we grow into new space, new markets and new beers, one of our goals is to build efficient and effective craft brewing operations that allow us to maximize our creative freedom, all while maintaining the highest quality standards in the business and delivering our faithful fans what they expect. We are looking to add aggressive, passionate and talented team members who have the drive to embrace our culture and objectives, and grow with us into the future. The faint of heart need not apply.

Job Description
The Shift Packaging Technician will work varying shifts to accomplish the necessary functions and tasks associated with setting up, running and shutting down the appropriate equipment for kegging, canning and bottling beer.

Job Responsibilities
• 1-week immersion with Operations, Regulatory and Sales teams
• 1-week immersion with Marketing, Events and Taproom teams
• Operation of can filler, bottling line, keg filler, centrifuge and all associated equipment
• Regular maintenance, troubleshooting, emergency repairs, CIP, set-up and tear-down of all packaging equipment
• Report daily progress, challenges and concerns to Packaging Lead
• Assist in preparation and execution of weekly orders
• Maintain clear direction and professionalism in the face of challenges and adversity
• Maintain high levels of efficiency and follow proper protocol
• Work with QA/QC department to maintain packaging standards
• Work varying shifts – primarily afternoons, nights and weekends
• Maintain a clean working and packaging environment

Candidate Qualifications
Absolute (don’t apply without these)
o Self-motivated, self-starter with ability to excel in instances of limited direction
o Excellent interpersonal, communications, problem solving and conflict resolution skills
o Dedicated sense of urgency and drive to achieve objectives
o Ability to manage and prioritize multiple tasks with varying levels of importance and difficulty
o Computer and software competency, proficiency in Excel
o Mechanical intuition
o Familiarity with sanitary processes
o Display knowledge of mechanical equipment and ability to troubleshoot on the fly
o Ability to lift 50lbs shoulder high and 100lbs waist high
o Ability to climb stairs and ladders
o Ability to work on your feet for an entire shift
o Competence with all forms of safety protocol
o Detail oriented and diligent record keeper
o Desire to work hard, play hard and get things done
• Preferred
o Food or beverage packaging systems and process experience
o Familiarity with beer and brewing processes

Salary and Benefits
COOP Ale Works offers competitive salaries based on experience. This position includes semi-annual reviews as well as merit-based bonuses, raises and profit sharing. We also offer a benefits package, paid vacation, sick leave and paid holidays. Position eligible for relocation allowance, based on candidate qualifications and circumstances.

If you’re passionate about beer and wish to apply for the position, please send a cover letter and résumé to jobs@coopaleworks.com. Include “Packaging Technician” in the subject line.

Posted on October 27th, 2016