Other Half Brewing

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Other Half Brewing (OHB) is a brewery and taproom based in Brooklyn, NY seeking a senior packaging technician to join our team. The desired candidate should be passionate about and knowledgeable of the craft beer industry. The Packaging Manager is responsible for the day-to-day management of assigned shifts, overseeing the safety, quality, efficiency, process execution, and team development of the packaging team. This position will be responsible for packaging all production, including but not limited to: canning, bottling, and/or kegging lines, ensuring the product is ready as needed for distribution. This position is also responsible for the supervision of packaging staff.

At Other Half Brewing, we work hard to create a culture that embodies diversity. One of the ways we accomplish this is through our commitment to being an Equal Opportunity Employer. We make employment decisions by removing bias or prejudice against any employee or applicant’s race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal state or local protected class.

Essential Functions:

  • Collaborate with brewing and operations teams to schedule, operate, and supervise packaging runs of all products including kegging, canning, and bottling.

  • Leading packaging runs on our Wild Goose Canning Line, supervising canning line operators and the rest of the OHB packaging team.

  • Create and maintain meticulous packaging notes and data to provide continuous historical information for QA/QC and the company.

  • Maintain strict attention to detail to ensure beer is packaged properly and efficiently with regard to fill-height, dissolved oxygen levels, and seaming standards.

  • Supervise extensive maintenance and sanitation of the canning line.

  • Troubleshooting issues as they arise on any of our packaging related machinery, which includes, WG250 (4 head filler), PackLeader labeler, SKA depalletizer, Meheen bottling line to quickly and efficiently maintain smooth operations.

  • Identify process related production issues and form recommendations for solutions, following through to ensure process refinement.

  • Maintain packaging parts inventory and ordering to assure that all necessary parts and part backups are available when needed.

  • Forecast and order packaging material needs in advance to avoid costly production disruptions and save on bulk purchases when necessary.

  • Demonstrate the ability to support and lead a team through effective communication and motivational skills. Provide relevant support to team members to assist in production team member growth.

  • Work with production and cellaring to create weekly work schedules for the packaging team.

  • Develop and maintain Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for all aspects of packaging: cellaring/conditioning, storage, QA/QC and required maintenance SOPs set forth by Facilities.

  • Communicate regularly, effectively, and efficiently with supervisors and team members.

The ideal candidate will possess:

  • Strong knowledge of the brewing industry and operations.

  • Strong understanding of processes across all departments.

  • Strong work ethic and the ability to multitask.

  • Ability to create accountability and to lead by example.

  • Strong team building, decision-making and people management skills.

  • Ability to lead well in a fast paced, chaotic environment under tight deadlines.

  • Attention to detail and accuracy.

  • Strong organizational skills.

  • Personable, approachable and pleasant demeanor.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field.

  • 2+ years experience in a manufacturing environment with a history of continued development professionally.

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