Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. - Mills River, NC (30+ days ago)4.0

The Packaging Operator Mechanic will work at an advanced level within a team to operate, clean, inspect, lubricate, changeover and perform maintenance tasks on packaging equipment. They must respond to equipment issues, which may be complex, as they occur. The Packaging Operator Mechanic is expected to facilitate shift carryover meetings. They will train fellow operators on production processes and equipment.

They are responsible for working effectively within a team to meet production demands while maintaining a safe work environment and producing a quality product. Key customers of this position include the Packaging Supervisors, Operators and fellow Operator Mechanics.


Conducts process quality control checks
Performs all routine work for their work area (bottle line, can line or keg line), such as start-ups, shut-downs, changeovers, troubleshooting, preventative and corrective maintenance, lubrication, and cleaning
Cleans production equipment, work areas, or other parts of the facility to maintain food plant sanitation standards
Works cross-functionally across departments as needed, including but not limited to:
Warehouse – to stage material, move material, support keg line
Quality – to perform quality checks on production samples, and respond to supplier-related concerns
Brewing – for tank releases, line push-outs
Sanitation – on housekeeping, recycling programs
Maintenance – for repairs, inspections, troubleshooting, interacts with OEM technical support
Reads and understands P&IDs, technical drawings, equipment cut sheets, and manufacturer-provided documentation
Promotes information sharing and teaches technical processes in their area of expertise (i.e. wet side, dry side) to fellow team members
Performs advanced equipment inspections, in-depth troubleshooting, high-level adjustments, complex repairs and maintenance of equipment
Operates industrial equipment, such as forklifts, in order to unload, load, and/or transport packaging materials, raw materials and finished product
Operates process control equipment and handles manual activities required to monitor and control the movement of product
Conducts and completes PMs and corrective work orders and address issues as they arise
Identifies and documents equipment problems using a CMMS
Troubleshoots, repairs, and replaces equipment components
Follows SOPs and completes documentation via check sheets
Performs other duties and responsibilities as required

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education & Experience

A minimum of one year of previous work experience in a production, industrial, or mechanical setting, OR, one year of technical studies or training related to the role is required.
Examples of technical studies or training include: production or packaging science, mechanical systems, engineering, mechatronics, machining, and electronics.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Strong interpersonal and communication skills, personal accountability, collaboration with peers and cross-functional teams, and a continuous drive for results are essential
Must have the ability to appropriately and accurately relay packaging related information for teaching others and for pass downs
Must be self-motivated with the demonstrated ability to take ownership and initiative to perform tasks beyond assignment-specific duties
The ability to grasp technical material quickly is essential
Must understand equipment automation functions and be familiar with PLCs or other automated control systems
Has an advanced understanding of brewery processes and operating equipment on a high-speed packaging line
Can proficiently use hand tools (Allen wrenches, screw drivers, sockets/wrenches, etc.)
Strong attention to detail and eye for package quality is essential
Must have the desire and willingness to learn on-the-job
Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to wet or humid conditions (non-weather); work near moving mechanical parts; cold temperatures (non-weather); and other associated conditions normally present in a production setting. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud, and may requires hearing and protection. Other forms of company-provided personal protective equipment (PPE) may be needed to perform work including hot mitt gloves, cut resistant gloves, non-slip shoes, rain suits, face shield protection, and others as needed.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The employee must be able safely and properly lift 50 pounds without assistance, and maneuver full ½-barrel kegs weighing up to 168 pounds safely and with proper body mechanics. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is required to stand, walk, and use hands and body to move material and perform necessary job tasks. The employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms and talk or listen to co-workers. The employee is required to stand, walk, climb stairs/ladders, push, pull, bend, kneel, crouch, or crawl.

Additional Requirements

This position requires a flexible work schedule and the individual must be willing and able to work any shift necessary, including weekends, holidays, early mornings and late nights
Selected candidate will be required to pass a post offer, pre-employment background check.
You must be at least 21 years of age to work for Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

**Applications will be accepted until Midnight Pacific time on midnight Monday, August 20, 2018**

Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. is an Equal Opportunity Employer