Packaging Equipment Technician – Asheville -Night Shift

New Belgium Brewing Co.

Asheville, NC

Responsible for the equipment and machinery necessary to convert ready-to-package beer into saleable product. Primary focus is on operating and maintaining high-speed packaging lines.

This is a Night Shift position with the working hours of 6pm-6am Wednesday-Friday and every other Saturday.  There's also a $6.00 shift differential for working 6pm-6am.

Responsibilities (but not limited to):

  • Adheres to SOG’s (Standard Operating Guidelines) and checklists necessary to operate within equipment and product specifications
  • Conducts machine start-up, operation, and shutdown relevant to equipment area; could include beer packaging in an aseptic manner
  • Resets machine configuration (changeover) for various types/sizes of packages
  • Cleans (both In Place and Out of Place) and sanitizes the network of pipes, valves, flow meters, sensors, packaging machinery, and surrounding areas. Ensures an environmentally clean work environment through the use of cleaning equipment and related chemicals including completion of daily 5S/6S tasks.
  • Conducts initial troubleshooting of equipment and production issues and makes appropriate adjustment as needed. This includes frequent communication with and assistance to Maintenance Operators and Mechanical Technicians.
  • Engages in quality assurance activities (corrective action, sensory evaluation, sampling, testing, etc.)
  • Communicates effectively with others on shift and on proceeding or preceding shifts, including daily pass down of conditions related to safety, productivity, quality, and cost. Sets daily priorities based upon production schedules and needs of the department based on direction from Supervisor or Lead
  • Loads/unloads material and finished product as needed per position, including driving fork lifts
  • Participates in administrative duties required of the job
  • Trains new personnel and other team members when needed.