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Packaging Maintenance Technician - 3rd shift

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. 


You’ll Get

  • Benefits – Awesome coverage for: Medical, Dental & Vision
  • Time off - Approx 33 days off in your first year (combo of vacay, holidays and personal days)
  • Retirement – up to 5% contribution on 401K plan
  • BEER – and non-alcoholic Lagunitas beverages
  • Schwag – 50% off food and merch
  • 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 $34.60/hr

The Gist

A Packaging Maintenance Technician keeps the packaging line(s) operating by troubleshooting, repairing, maintaining, and modifying the department’s equipment, ensuring safe and efficient operations.


What You'll Do

  • Adhere to all safety standards set by Lagunitas and OSHA.
  • Actively participate in safety meetings, audits, and good catch program.
  • Responsible for quality, duration, and thoroughness of all work under jurisdiction.
  • Inspects lines at the start of the shift and throughout the day to ensure equipment is running properly and safely.
  • Stays in contact with work progress, addresses any delays, keeps operations moving forward, and checks works for quality and progress at milestone points.
  • Creates and performs planned job packages and prioritizes work based on the necessity for continued flow of production.
  • Makes tactical decisions as necessary staying as close to schedule as possible with planned Work Orders.
  • Ensures that good housekeeping and safe work practices are followed; instructs crews in proper equipment usage.
  • Communicates machine improvement suggestions, equipment requiring maintenance, training opportunities, or operational/safety concerns to the supervisor when appropriate.
  • Supports and leads TPM efforts including DDS meetings, Kaizen events, 5S maintenance shops, and AM events.
  • Design and assist in the development and implementation of Plant and machinery upgrades and improvements.
  • Utilizes the CMMS to create, manage, and document all work; Reviews the written quality of Maintenance Work Orders to ensure explanations are complete and accurate.
  • Compiles shift information to leads shift “pass down” meeting.
  • Works with Packaging Manager to drive Root Cause Failure Analysis.
  • Responsible for the organization of tools & parts; Orders non-stocked parts for the team; arranges for material and equipment to accommodate unforeseen/unscheduled conditions.
  • Promotes and adheres to Lagunitas’ safety policies, rules and regulations.
  • Other duties/projects as assigned by manager.

What We're Lookin' For

  • A minimum of 2 years prior experience as a maintenance technician.
  • Brewing or high-speed carbonated beverage packaging experience strongly preferred.
  • Must have electrical safety knowledge.
  • Must be able to demonstrate troubleshooting of electrical and mechanical systems issues.
  • PLC knowledge preferred.
  • Ability to read schematics, blueprints, and equipment manuals.
  • Ability to use precision measuring equipment and special tools; may need to provide own tools.
  • Knowledge of MS Office (Excel, Word, Outlook) required.
  • Experience completing preventive maintenance activities.
  • Must be highly goal oriented and proactive.
  • Able to work with minimum supervision and in a team environment.
  • Able to work in a manner consistent with plant safety and product quality.
  • Excellent communication skills to clearly articulate issues, opportunities, and risk.
  • Willing to work weekends and off-shifts, acceptance of varying and flexible schedules.
  • Strong analytical skills.

Key Relationships

  • Reports to Packaging Manager
  • Frequently interacts with Quality, Brewing and Packaging departments

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to use a computer keyboard and calculator
  • Work environment is indoors or in production environment
  • Ability to climb ladders up to 50 feet
  • Ability to crawl, bend, twist, turn, and stoop
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs.
  • Must be able to work flexible shifts, overtime as necessary, & holidays and weekends.


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: Machinist, Maintenance, Supply Chain, Electrical, Technician, Manufacturing, Operations, Engineering, Technology

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