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Packaging Operator (1st Shift - 7am-3:30pm) - Chicago

There’s Always a Seat at Our Bar

The Lagunitas Brewing Company began on a kitchen stove in Northern California in 1993 and has always looked to the future – whether supporting local communities by turning beer into money for the cause, or fueling stories, songs, and experiences with our IPA. Wherever you go: Beer Speaks, People Mumble.

What You’ll Get

  • Bonus - $1,600 quarterly bonus
  • Benefits – Awesome coverage for: Medical, Dental & Vision
  • Time Off - How does 33 days off in your first-year sound (combo of vacay, holidays, and personal days)?
  • Retirement - 5% contribution on 401K plan
  • BEER – and non-alcoholic Lagunitas beverages
  • Schwag – 50% off food and merch
  • Boot Voucher - $150 @ Redwing
  • Gym Membership - $50 monthly reimbursement for that beer belly (or at least to prevent it)
  • Pet Insurance – keep your fur babies covered with pet insurance options
  • Skills to Pay the Bills – professional development, 24/7 operation
  • Opportunities – Expand your horizons in CA, Chicago . . . the world!
  • It’s Friday, Ya’ll – Get Paid every other Friday: Starting at $19.00


The Gist

Efficiently and safely operates all packaging line machinery while maintaining high level of quality assurance for the craft beer cases produced. Must be willing and able to troubleshoot machinery as needed. Consistently portrays the Lagunitas brand through hard work and a strong sense of urgency in a team-oriented environment.


What You’ll Do

  • Manufactures and assembles packaging components which includes assembly of mother cartons and beer shells, cans, bottles and kegs of beer.
  • Participates in TPM efforts including 5S, DCS, Morning on the shop floor, problem solving Kaizens, and Autonomous
  • Transports materials to and from designated areas using hand lifts, forklifts, and other equipment.
  • Moves goods packed on pallets or crates around the facility.
  • Operates multiple parts of the packaging line(s).
  • Runs all aspects of kegging, bottling and canning lines.
  • Makes equipment and product changeovers, using tools as needed.
  • Monitors and reacts to QA specifications: quality control of various packaging processes; watch and monitor fill levels in various packaging types; monitor aesthetics of outer packaging and labels; monitor carbonation levels in finished beer.


What We’re Lookin’ For

  • High School Diploma or equivalent required.
  • Must have a minimum of 6 months previous experience working in a warehouse, production or brewing environment.
  • Forklift experience desired.
  • Any Brewing experience (especially craft beer) is a plus.
  • Must be 21+ years of age.
  • MS Office/Computer skills desired.
  • Good driving record.
  • Must be able to work flexible shifts and schedules, including weekends, holidays, and overtime.



Come as You Are

At Lagunitas, we welcome people (and dogs) from all walks of life. Anyone, regardless of their race, creed, nation of origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability status, veteran status, marital status, or age, has a home here. Love, progress, and acceptance will always have a seat at our bar. 

Nearest Major Market: Chicago

Job Segment: Quality Assurance, Supply Chain, Warehouse, Forklift, Equipment Operator, Technology, Operations, Manufacturing

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