Devils Backbone- Outpost- Supervisor, Packaging Hall
- Roanoke, VA
The Packaging Supervisor oversees the daily operation of the packaging line.
T he Packaging Supervisor is responsible for maintaining a strong teamwork environment emphasizing communication, innovation, and efficiency. While certain aspects of the position are technical in nature, the more critical functions are the leadership, training, and performance management. In this role, you'll work closely with the Brewing - typically the on-shift Lead Brewer - team to ensure the highest quality and efficient packaging of beer while also being responsible for the day-to-day management of the packaging line and employees, as well as, the long-term growth of packaging line employees. This role also contributes to packaging line operations when necessary. This is a leadership position, requiring broad thinking, innovative effort and an imagination when it comes to problem solving and is integral to the mission of Devils Backbone.
Daily Duties, Functions, Responsibilities
• Maintains a culture of safety within the packaging area and is responsible for team members' safety
• Reports workers' compensation claims when necessary
• Ensures training participation for all packaging employees
• Alerts the Production Manager of large-scale concerns and issues, and helps troubleshoot solutions
• Communicates regularly with packaging employees, and maintains a sense of organizational cohesiveness
• Quality control on packaging line matters including: batch numbers, scheduling concerns, and other matters relevant to the short and long-term operation of the packaging line
• Guarantees sanitation procedures are followed
• Assists in the creation of standard operating procedures/guidelines and communicates such rules to staff
• Performance manages staff as appropriate, including discipline and evaluations
• Coaches and develops packaging line staff
• Communicates with brewing staff daily for updates
• Guarantees the daily start-up and cleanup procedures on all assigned packaging stations take place.
• Works with maintenance employees/personnel to assist with equipment problems and troubleshooting.
• May perform daily basic maintenance for machinery.
• May stack and palletize finished product and prepares for cold-room storage.
• May operate fork lift (training provided).
• May manually operate all phases of packaging in the case of machinery failure/maintenance.
• Minimizes waste by monitoring and controlling process and equipment performance
• Maximizes output by reducing downtime through monitoring and controlling changeover, maintenance and breakdown time.
• Manages employee overtime, and scheduling.
• Works with staff to ensure a clean and tidy working environment.
• May have to use computer for access SDS safety sheets/protocols, and interpret the protocols into actions.
• Trains, or coordinates the training, of each of the following for employees:
• can/bottle-filling machinery
• keg-filler machinery
• box-equipment machinery
• fork lift operation.
• Other duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
• Thorough knowledge of manufacturing/production/warehouse operations and comprehensive processes.
• Ability to obtain forklift certification.
• High level of professionalism.
• Ability to identify problems, and present solutions autonomously.
• Ability to lead and motivate a crew of Packaging Line employees to accomplish any task.
• Ability to instill high level of morale.
• Willingness to make difficult or unpopular decisions when necessary.
• Familiarity with production brewing operation.
• General knowledge of occupational hazards and necessary safety precautions associated with work.
• Ability to interpret technical bulletins and schematics on equipment related to work.
• Ability to follow oral and written instructions.
• Ability to distinguish color for safety signs.
Education and Experience
• 2-years experience in a manufacturing/production environment
• Microsoft Office Suite experience
• Management/supervision experience preferred
• High school diploma.
• Must be 21-years of age.
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. If you're ever in Virginia, we'd love for you to stop by the brewery and have a beer with us.
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