- Communication skills
- Mechanical knowledge
- Conveyor installation
Mobile Canning Lead Operator
Millcraft is a fast-growing company that provides packaging services and supplies to many of the Midwest’s best craft beverage producers – some you know about, and some you will want to! We package beer, cider, wine, seltzer, coffee and other fine elixirs. For more information about us, check out our website at www.millcraftbeveragesolutions.com .
Our rapidly expanding mobile canning operation is looking to add several key employees, with a current need in the Indianapolis area. This opportunity is for a Mobile Canning Lead, who we refer to as a Liquid Arts Engineer, where you have responsibility for independently managing and operating a mobile canning line for our customers throughout the region.
You must be dependable and a self-starter who takes pride in your work and goes the extra mile to do the job right. We are looking for hardworking, curious, honest people who set their standards high and are passionate about packaging quality beverages. This is a fantastic opportunity to get into the brewing/beverage industry while learning valuable skills. Great growth opportunities exist within our company for the right person. Quality is job 1. This is how we offer a superior packaging experience for our customers. Canning day is like a holiday for the customer. We make it fun and we want our customers to know we appreciate their craft and make sure their hard effort is packaged meticulously. Listening to their needs, having a positive attitude and solving their problems are essential.
Job Responsibilities (including but not limited to);
Troubleshoot issues and make on-site adjustments/repairs and provides hands on training to assistant line operators. Must be able to effectively problem-solve under pressure.
Maintains line and operator safety. Works safely and instructs others how to safely handle and operate around hazardous chemicals and equipment during canning, mixing, sanitation, and cleaning.
Effectively communicates with line assistants, customers, and their staff to address and resolve scheduling, operations and personnel issues.
Participates in festivals and promotional events while representing the company and the brand in a professional manner.
Demonstrated reliability and punctuality, work effectively in team/crew environment, adherence to all safety regulations and operating procedures.
Unloading and setting up equipment in the morning, as well as breaking down and packing up at the end of the day.
Weighing cans to ensure they contain just the right amount of beer.
Keep the packaging areas and workspaces clean and organized.
With every single use, extensively clean and sanitize the equipment.
Stocking the truck and trailer with supplies prior to leaving for canning run is part of the job.
You will be expected to correctly operate and properly maintain of all equipment you are in charge of and instruct the line assistants to do the same.
Excellent communication skills. Must be able to develop and train customers and operators on the mobile canning process while ensuring safety and quality.
You must have excellent electrical skills including PLC’s, control circuits, and ability to read and interpret electrical schematics. Complete knowledge of conveyor systems, hydraulics, pneumatics, and the ability to successfully maintain equipment. A level of mechanical and electrical aptitude is necessary.
Attention to detail and prior knowledge/experience in craft beer/cider packaging is required. Experience with MicroCanner canning lines and Pack Leader labelers are a huge plus.
Mobile canning requires strength, coordination, and endurance. You’ll need to hull 150-lb. pallets of cans, and move the 1,300-lb. mobile canning line into place. It is on wheels and you can and should ask brewery personnel for help moving it. You will be on your feet for up to 12-hour shifts, and perform countless other physical tasks. You will be doing repetitive tasks to include leaning, bending and twisting for extended periods of time.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts. The employee is occasionally exposed to a variety of conditions at job sites including loud noise, high and low temperatures and small working areas.
A physical assessment will be administered as part of the hiring process to ensure you can safely perform the job.
Ability to travel 4-5 days a week as needed.
The ability to adjust schedule based on business demand is required. Every week is different, depending on the breweries scheduled. Long hours and overnight stays are to be expected.
Ability to pass a DOT physical and motor vehicle driving record review.
FLSA STATUS: Exempt