Packaging Operator (Devils Backbone)

    • Roanoke, VA

The packaging line operator (PLO) completes various tasks necessary to the distribution packaging function. This position is entry-level. This position can be a physically demanding position, requiring the individual to be technologically astute, easily adaptable, and flexible. The PLO is responsible for at least one of the following: can-filling machinery, bottle-filling machinery, boxing machinery, keg-filling machinery, and other general packaging tasks and operations. The PLO works as a valuable team member, and the position's focus is on maintaining consistency and timeliness within the distribution packaging function-all while maintaining the high quality that Devils Backbone is known for. This position routinely requires overtime, and may require 24/7 hours of operation. The PLO will typically work under close supervision.

Daily Duties, Functions, Responsibilities

  • Works closely with the Packaging Supervisor, Warehouse Manager, and other team members to ensure smooth operation of packaging machinery and equipment.
  • Performs daily start-up and clean-up procedures on all assigned packaging stations.
  • Works with maintenance employees/personnel to assist with equipment problems and troubleshooting.
  • Performs daily basic maintenance for machinery.
  • Assists in the production records management.
  • Works to achieve packaging/distribution short and long-term goals and metrics.
  • Adheres to all safety precautions rules and guidelines.
  • May stack and palletize finished product and prepares for cold-room storage.
  • May manually operate all phases of packaging in the case of machinery failure/maintenance.
  • May have to use computer for accessing SDS safety sheets/protocols, and interpret the protocols into actions.
  • Acts as a team member amongst other packaging hall staff.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Physical Conditions and Nature of Work Contacts
  • Involves frequent walking, lifting, and carrying objects weighing 32lbs routinely throughout a shift.
  • Must be able to maneuver 200lbs kegs from filler to pallet.
  • Frequent use of hand/eye coordination and manipulation of cardboard boxes, packing tape, machinery, etc.
  • Ability to multi-task effectively.
  • Exposes employee to potentially minor injuries.
  • Ability to distinguish color for safety signs/placards.



Job Qualifications
  • The appropriate candidate must have a solid understanding of beer production.
  • The appropriate candidate for this position will need to become familiar with the mechanical operation of the breweries packaging equipment.
  • Continued education and growth in all aspects of brewing is expected.
  • May have to work off-shift hours, so must have flexible work schedule.
Daily Duties, Functions, Responsibilities
  • Works closely with the Packaging Supervisor, Warehouse Manager, and other team members to ensure smooth operation of packaging machinery and equipment.
  • Performs daily start-up and clean-up procedures on all assigned packaging stations.
  • Works with maintenance employees/personnel to assist with equipment problems and troubleshooting.
  • Performs daily basic maintenance for machinery.
  • Assists in the production records management.
  • Works to achieve packaging/distribution short and long-term goals and metrics.
  • Adheres to all safety precautions rules and guidelines.
  • May stack and palletize finished product and prepares for cold-room storage.
  • May manually operate all phases of packaging in the case of machinery failure/maintenance.
  • May have to use computer for accessing SDS safety sheets/protocols, and interpret the protocols into actions.
  • Acts as a team member amongst other packaging hall staff.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Physical Conditions and Nature of Work Contacts
  • Involves frequent walking, lifting, and carrying objects weighing 32lbs routinely throughout a shift.
  • Must be able to maneuver 200lbs kegs from filler to pallet.
  • Frequent use of hand/eye coordination and manipulation of cardboard boxes, packing tape, machinery, etc.
  • Ability to multi-task effectively.
  • Exposes employee to potentially minor injuries.
  • Ability to distinguish color for safety signs/placards.

The story about Devils Backbone Brewing Company goes like this. Years ago, our founders, Steve and Heidi Crandall, were on a ski trip in the Alps when they tried their first craft beer, a German Weisse at a brewpub.
So to satisfy their thirst for a local haunt that served craft European-style beers, they started a whole brewery complete with a full-on brewpub for locals and visitors. It became a place where folks could drink and tell stories about their time on the trail or ski slope, or all of the above.
They named it Devils Backbone, the same name some brave surveyors, including Thomas Jefferson's dad, Peter, called this hard-to-summit mountain region almost 300 years ago. Kinda poetic, right?
In 2016 Devils Backbone Brewing Company was acquired by Anheuser-Busch. Since then, we've continued to brew award-winning beers that we're proud of, as well as share our beers with more beer friends than ever before!

Well there's your history, and here's a bit of our philosophy: we think being slow by nature is of mighty importance. It's why we take our time brewing our lagers and it's why we're smack dab in the middle of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Cheers!


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