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Packaging/Warehouse Operator (Widmer)

Portland, OR

Our Widmer Brothers Portland Brewery is looking for Packaging/Warehouse Operators to join our team!

If you like beer and working in a fast-paced environment with amazing people, we are excited for you to apply! We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package, rewarding workplace and professional growth opportunities.

Job Responsibilities

  • Support the Widmer Brothers Brewing mission, vision and values.
  • Perform duties in accordance with company safety policies and procedures.
  • Support the safeguarding of raw materials for quality assurance and accurate inventory.
  • Monitor progress of beer through the production cycle via brewery information system.
  • Work with team members throughout the brewing, racking and packaging process.
  • Operate high-speed packaging equipment - racking, bottling and canning.
  • Assist in loading and unloading trucks; drive forklift as needed.
  • Ensure fresh product to customers, stage keg and can orders, and reconcile inventory.
  • Perform equipment maintenance, sanitation, and regular housekeeping for all brewery areas.
  • Perform other duties as assigned throughout the brewery and assist other team members as needed.

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Job Qualifications

  • High School diploma or GED required.
  • 1-2 years of packaging, maintenance, electrician, and/or forklift experience preferred.
  • Ability to work all shifts including nights, weekends and holidays.
  • Experience in the beverage or food packaging line industry a plus, specifically with canning.
  • Aptitude for troubleshooting basic mechanical and electrical systems.
  • Ability to remain standing for long periods of time and lift up to 50 lbs.

Back in '79 it was tough for brothers Kurt and Rob Widmer to find beer that they enjoyed to drink. So, they took it into their own hands and began home brewing for themselves and their friends. Kurt and Rob decided to do what most people only dream of: quit their jobs and turn their beer hobby into a vocation. So, they scrounged up equipment from wherever they could, including a dairy tank turned mash tun, a shrimp cooker turned whirlpool and a 1970 Datsun pickup truck "borrowed" from their dad. Cobbling it all together, they built the Widmer Brewing Company in an industrial part of NW Portland, what is now the Pearl District.

In 1986 the Widmer Brothers created the first American-style Hefeweizen or Hefe, which is translated from German as 'yeast wheat'. If you ever run into the Widmer Brothers, make sure you pronounce their beloved beer as they intended, "hey-fuh".

Today Hefeweizen is Oregon's favorite craft beer and continues to win awards at national beer festivals including a Bronze at The Great American Beer Festival. The Widmer Brothers Brewery continues to crank out new beers and and is the leader in Oregon's innovative craft beer scene.

Client-provided location(s): Portland, OR, USA
Job ID: Anheuser-21008350
Employment Type: Other