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Drekker Brewing Company

Position: Packaging Operator

Immediate Supervisor: Packaging Manager, Head Brewer

Are you yearning for wide open spaces and eternal brewing glory? Do you love freaky weird beers and dream of being the one who deftly places them into beautiful packages? This is your sign. Come join our team and make amazing beers with us. Drekker Brewing is an award-winning, progressive and creatively-inspired brewery located in Fargo, North Dakota. Our brewing space is a restored work of art where you can be continuously inspired and challenged to help us on our mission to provide a drinking experience unlike any other. If this tickles your innards and makes you feel all excited then get off your ass and claim your destiny! 

Purpose:

Under the supervision and direction of the Packaging Manager and Head Brewer, the Packaging Operator will be involved in many aspects of the production, packaging and operations of Drekker Brewing Company. This is a mentally and physically intensive position that requires exceptional motivation and excellent professionalism in the face of a demanding and fast-paced environment. The Packaging Operator must be safety-minded, efficient, quality-focused, creative, have a great work ethic, a positive attitude and dedicated to being an awesome team member.

Schedule:

This is a full-time position that requires primarily weekday, daytime availability with occasional evening and weekend shifts shared amongst the team.

Core Responsibilities:

Packaging

  • Performs packaging operations – canning, kegging and bottling
  • Restocks de-palletizer during equipment operation
  • Completes required, regular packaging quality checks
  • Cleans and fills kegs
  • Assists with tracking the inventory of necessary packaging materials for canning and kegging
  • Works with Packaging Manager to minimize product loss and can dissolved oxygen levels
  • Works with Packaging Manager and Upper Management to coordinate canning schedule
  • Starts Up, Shuts Down, and cleans equipment regularly according to brewery SOPs

Warehouse

  • Operates a forklift as needed
  • Hand stack pallets of can cases and kegs
  • Assisting operations manager in picking and building orders for delivery
  • Uses shrink-wrapper to safely build pallets for delivery/pick-up
  • Load products for delivery into delivery vehicle

Delivery Driver

  • Manage invoices and collect payments. Maintain positive and professional image with accounts.
  • Provide excellent service to all accounts
  • Deliver products to customers in a professional and timely manner
  • Collect accounts receivable from customers
  • Communicate with Supervisor all concerns, questions, and issues about accounts

Qualifications/Requirements:

  • Ability to meet physical challenges of working in a production brewery:
    • Maneuver a 165lb keg (1/2bbl keg)
    • Lift 40 lbs repeatedly (16oz cases)
    • Stand for long periods
  • Listen, communicate, and follow directions
  • Work in a combination of indoor and outdoor environments with varying temperature control and weather conditions
  • Valid driver’s license and clean driving record 
  • Work with little supervision while maintaining safety and quality standards
  • Self-motivated with good time management skills
  • Manage multiple processes at one time
  • Coordinate with other staff and departments according to schedule
  • Work in a diverse team environment
  • Effectively communicate with team members throughout the brewery
  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent
  • Positive attitude 

Compensation:

  • Competitive Pay
  • Health, vision, and dental insurance
  • Paid holidays & vacation
  • Retirement 401k plan with company match

What Drekker Brewing employees can expect:

At Drekker Brewing, we pride ourselves in creating a superb working environment. As a member of the Drekker team, you can expect to be: 

  • Compensated adequately and fairly based on responsibilities and position 
  • Involved in the evolution and growth of the company 
  • Informed about company decisions and performance as well as your own performance via biannual performance reviews
  • Empowered to make decisions that are in line with overall company goals 
  • Trusted to execute your duties responsibly and to be an ambassador of the Drekker brand 
  • Continuously challenged with increased levels of responsibility commensurate with outstanding performance 
  • Valued and appreciated for your contributions 
  • Promoted/rewarded for your efforts (merit and performance based) 
  • Provided with mentorship and learning opportunities related to craft beer and/or your position as required or desired

What we expect of you:

  • Show up to work on time with a positive attitude
  • Be an ambassador and evangelist for Drekker Brewing within the brewery and throughout the community
  • Treat all co-workers, patrons and guests with respect, compassion and awesomeness
  • Always work to uphold and improve the culture, atmosphere, and Drekker Brewing experience
  • Be honest and accountable to everyone at the brewery