Packaging Operator I – Temporary Position

Job Summary

The Packaging Department at Half Acre Beer Company is on the lookout for motivated individuals to join the team full-time, temporarily through an approximate end date of May 30! The Packaging Department at Half Acre Beer Company works 4, 10-hour days per week, typically Monday-Thursday (with an occasional 5×8 hour Monday-Friday schedule).

Packaging is a crucial step in the beer making process. A properly packaged can or keg means that people will enjoy our beer the way we intended. You will be working on our canning and kegging lines. It is a very hands-on, physical job with the entirety of the shift standing. Packaging requires excellent communication and attention to detail, along with a teamwork mindset. Packaging I is an entry-level packaging position and a great opportunity to gain experience in the Packaging Department. This position reports to the Packaging Manager.

This is a temporary position.


  • Unloading and stacking finished cases which involves lifting, twisting, and carrying
  • Loading packaging materials into packaging equipment (e.g. cans, lids, trays, cartons, PakTechs)
  • Washing, filling, and banding kegs
  • Assisting leads with operating and maintaining packaging equipment
  • Clearing any conveyance jams during packaging runs
  • Setting up workstations before each run
  • Cleaning up workstations during and after each run
  • Assisting leads with changeovers on the canning line
  • Operation of electric pallet jack and forklift (certification and training provided)

Required Skills

  • Must be 21+ years old
  • First, have a constant commitment to safety and quality
  • Be a conscientious person, keeping in mind the needs of others as well as your own
  • Holds oneself accountable for being present and advancing tasks
  • Ability to work harmoniously with teammates to get things done
  • Ability to maintain a clean and organized work environment
  • Be detail-oriented and thorough in all you do
  • Be able to handle slow repetitive tasks as well as physically intense, fast-paced work
  • Ability to work full shifts in a sometimes hot, humid environment
  • Past packaging or manufacturing work preferred but not necessary

Beneficial Experience

  • Past packaging or manufacturing work preferred but not necessary

Physical Requirements

  • Must be able to lift, carry, stack, and move 25 lb. can cases, and manipulate 60 and 160 lb. kegs
  • Must be able to handle repetitive motion tasks, including lifting, carrying, stacking, bending, stooping reaching
  • Must be able to stand for most of the shift, except for meals and/or break periods

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Our Commitment

Half Acre is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.
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