Shift Supervisor - Packaging (5150)

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Essential Job Functions:

A demonstrated ability to effectively communicate in a multi-faceted TEAM environment.

Ability to accurately write relevant packaging SOPs and understanding of specific packaging terminologies.

Actively participate in the development and ongoing training needs for process improvement. Responsible for training new hires to SOPs without deviation.

Forecast scheduling needs, on-hand & future needs for packaging materials and personnel both weekly and several weeks out based upon the operational needs of the Packaging department.

Operate all Packaging department manual and computer automated equipment while maintaining quality standards.

Maintaining a detailed and accurate daily and weekly operations reports and submit it to the Packaging Manager by communicated deadline.

Perform weekly inventory reports and submit to the Packaging Manager every Monday.

Full understanding of how the keg line operates and able to trouble shoot any problems on it as they arise.

Identify and correct maintenance issues on all Packaging departmental Systems.

Investigate current operations for improvement and recommend changes.

Must be able to manage, train and develop members of the Packaging Department.

Follows environmental and safety regulations and acts in compliance with US laws and accepted business ethics.

Able to work in a loud production environment and flexibility to work all shifts, additional hours and weekends as necessary.

Follow all company policies & procedures, reflect organizational core values and strive to maintain a clean and safe working environment at all times. Practice safe work methods and comply with wearing and using the proper PPE 100% of the time on the floor.

Must demonstrate a professional and engaged demeanor at all times and treat every employee, customer and/or client with dignity and respect in all interactions.

Ability to frequently reach, twist, stoop, crouch, stand and walk for 8-10 hour shifts. Must be able to lift 50lbs and repeatedly maneuver 175lb kegs.

Work overtime as needed which may require 12 hour days, weekends, and holidays.

Other duties as assigned.


To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies to perform the essential functions of this position.

Safety preform safety audits, safety training and other duties required by the Safety Manager.

Problem Solvingthe individual identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner, gathers and analyzes information skillfully.

Employee Focusthe individual manages difficult employee/operational situations, responds promptly to employee needs, solicits employee feedback to improve service, responds to requests for service and assistance and meets commitments.

Planning/Organizingthe individual prioritizes and plans work activities and uses time efficiently.

Quality Controlthe individual demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness, monitors own work to ensure quality and applies feedback to improve performance.

Quantitymeets productivity standards and completes work in a timely manner.

Adaptabilitythe individual adapts to changes in the work environment, manages competing demands and is able to deal with frequent change, delays or unexpected events.

Dependabilitythe individual is consistently at work and on time, follows instructions, responds to management direction and solicits feedback to improve performance.

Safety and Securitythe individual observes safety and security procedures and uses equipment and materials properly.


Knowledge & Skill Requirements:

Graduation from an accredited high school and relevant work experience with a minimum of 1-2 years experience. The candidate should possess a strong understanding of all areas of Packaging and of general beer production.

Must be self-motivated, have excellent written skills, verbal communication, strong leadership skills and be a minimum of 21 years of age.

Preferred Qualifications: 2 year degree in Mechanical Systems, Engine Maintenance, Brewing Processes or similar technical-based degree program and applicable industry experience.

Candidate must be able to work under stressful situations unique to the manufacturing/production environment of a fast-paced brewery. This position also requires excellent time management skills as well as very strong analytical and problem solving skills. Candidates must be proficient in MS Office software including Excel and Word.

Preferred Qualifications: Previous experience as either a Shift Lead Packaging, Shift Supervisor, Packaging Supervisor or similar entry level managerial role in a similar sized or larger brewery.

Terrapin Beer LLC is a beer brewery located in Athens, Georgia dedicated to creating unique experiences through the passionate brewing of the finest-quality craft beers. Employee benefits include health, dental & vision insurance, profit-sharing, 401K and a rewarding environment based upon our culture, values and mission.

Terrapin Beer LLC is an equal opportunity employer and will not tolerate discrimination against any employee or applicant seeking employment on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, public assistance status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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