PACKAGING OPERATOR MECHANIC 1
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

Mills River, North Carolina


Get to Know Us

Ken Grossman started Sierra Nevada in 1980 with a hand-built brewhouse and the odds stacked against him. That passion forever changed the course of American craft brewing and launched a beer revolution that's in full force today. Turns out, good beer can do a lot of good, and Sierra Nevada became a cornerstone for both its innovation and its care for the Earth and its people. We're committed to advancing a culture of inclusion and believe diversity in all its forms makes us stronger. We keep pushing boundaries, whether that's in the brewhouse, with sustainability, or in the great outdoors.

Get to Know This Role

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.

Please note: This position will rotate between 1st and 2nd shift every 5 weeks

What You Will Do

  • Performs all routine work for their work area (bottle line, can line, keg line, variety pack 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
  • Conducts and completes PMs or corrective work orders and address issues as they arise for repairs, inspections, troubleshooting, interacts with maintenance technicians, engineers, and/or OEM technical support
  • Performs advanced equipment inspections, in-depth troubleshooting, high-level adjustments, complex repairs and maintenance of equipment
  • 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, and Brewery Support - for housekeeping and recycling programs
  • Promotes information sharing, supports SOP development, and teaches technical processes in their area of expertise to fellow team members
  • Reads and understands P&IDs, SOPs, technical drawings, equipment cut sheets, and manufacturer-provided documentation
  • Operates process control equipment and handles manual activities required to monitor and control the movement of product
  • Identifies and documents equipment problems using a CMMS
  • Performs other duties and responsibilities as required

Please Apply if You Have

  • 1 year Experience in a production, industrial, or mechanical setting required or
  • 1 year Technical studies or training related to the role such as: production or packaging science, mechanical systems, engineering, mechatronics, machining, and electronics required

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to collaborate 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

Additional Requirements to Consider Before Applying
  • You must be at least 18 years of age to perform the duties of this position.
  • Selected candidate must pass a pre-employment, post offer background check.
  • Before applying for this role, please review the full job description, including the physical demands and working environment: https://sierranevada.jdxpert.com/ShowJob.aspx?EntityID=2&id=2230

** This position will remain open until filled; online applications will be reviewed weekly **

Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. is an Equal Opportunity Employer


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