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Packaging Manager

Salinas Brewery & Tasting Room

Updated 9.10.17


The Packaging Manager is responsible for overseeing the operations of packaging beer in all forms Alvarado Street Brewery offers, mostly cans and kegs. They will be responsible for maintaining the canning line, implementing modifications to reduce target DO numbers, and successfully measuring and analyzing quality control procedures. They will also maintain and record inventory of all packaged product, work with the sales team to ensure enough product is available to go to market, and will oversee the loading of all trucks on delivery days.

Everyday Tasks

  • Set up, CIP, break down, maintain our Wild Goose canning line.
  • Perform all preventative maintenance procedures for the Wild Goose Canning Line, Date Coder, Labeler, and all packaging accessories.
  • Oversee the recording of DO levels and make adjustments while canning to ensure the lowest numbers possible.
  • Report all collected data, maintenance performed, and yield totals to the Head Brewer.
  • Manage cellar operations; FV temps, dry hopping, transfers, carbonation levels, kegging.
  • Work with head brewer to determine packaging types and quantities for every beer.
  • Work with lab team to coordinate packaging schedule.
  • Work with sales team to ensure availability of product to go to market.
  • Perform weekly inventory of all packaged product.
  • Oversee loading of all trucks on delivery days for accuracy of route.

Skills & Experience

  • Minimum 2 years of high level experience running a canning line (preferably Wild Goose) and performing packaging management duties.
  • Management experience in a craft brewery.
  • High attention to detail in regards to quality, safety, and data collection.
  • Must be 21 years of age or older
  • Microsoft Office Suite, Google Doc, and Dropbox proficient
  • Able to pass a post-offer, pre-employment background check
  • Forklift certification preferred
  • Ability and desire to work in a fast-paced environment with a growing company

Physical & Mental Requirements

  • Able to stand, walk, and be on your feet for prolonged periods
  • Able to read and follow written English instructions
  • Able to regularly twist, turn, kneel, climb, stoop, bend, crawl, lift and carry supplies and equipment weighing up to 55 pounds using appropriate techniques and tools
  • Able to safely navigate the tasting room and crowded spaces
  • Able to maneuver packages of any weight above 75 pounds with appropriate equipment and/or assistance
  • Able to move 165-pounds, using appropriate techniques and tools
  • Able to work in a factory/production environment which may be loud, slick, humid, cold, and hot
  • Able to work in indoor and outdoor environments with moderate noise and occasionally slippery floors
  • Able to comply with and enforce all health, safety, and personal hygiene policies and standards.


  • Complimentary beer with in-house and take home privileges.
  • 25% off food at our Monterey brewpub.

Email jobs@alvaradostreetbrewery.com with a cover letter and resume to apply.

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