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Packaging Lead

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. 

The Gist

Assists the Packaging Supervisor(s) in leading, coaching, and motivating the assigned packaging shift to ensure scheduled production is completed in a safe and cost-effective manner, while maintaining the quality of the beer.


What You’ll Do

  • Works under direction of packaging supervisor to ensure the safety of all team members; assists with completion of area/task audits for safety compliance and works with EH&S manager to ensure compliance to company and OSHA policies.
  • Actively participate in safety meetings, audits, and good catch program.
  • Assists with completion of 5Why and accident investigation when needed.
  • Assists with “Good Catch” program to ensure that action is being taken to solve safety issues.
  • Ensures team adheres to all the safety regulations of the organization.
  • Ability to run a packaging shift in the absence of the Packaging Supervisor.
  • Provides coaching and training to members of the packaging team with a goal of developing all members of the team to proficient status.
  • Ensures that quality regulations of the organization (GMP, Micro, etc.) are met daily.
  • Assists with the investigation of any quality hold on their shift and executes/assists in the action items to prevent reoccurrence.
  • Adheres to the packaging schedule to ensure that orders are met, but also maintains the flexibility to react and make decisions that best benefit the business should unexpected situations arise (equipment breakdown, beer outage, material shortage, etc.).
  • Assists with documentation and tracking of service metrics of their shift (line/machine efficiencies) and can identify the top 3 opportunities to improve performance.
  • Assists with documentation and tracking of waste metrics on their shift (beer loss, material loss, etc) and aides in investigates when a trigger is hit.
  • Proficient in operating all parts of the packaging lines.
  • Runs all aspects of kegging, canning, and bottling line.
  • Makes equipment and product changeovers, using tools as needed.
  • Responsible for cleaning of packaging equipment.
  • Keeps track of stock levels of packaging materials.
  • Must observe and practice all Safety Procedures, including always wearing the proper PPE on the Packaging line(s) & Production Floor.
  • Other duties and tasks as needed.


What We’re Lookin’ For

  • Demonstrates the ability to lead/manage teams, including recognizing great performance and having developmental conversations when needed to address poor performance.
  • Works well with peers (brewing, quality, etc.) and demonstrates the ability to see the big picture.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and be quick on feet to make beneficial decisions efficiently.
  • Must be able to work flexible shifts and schedules, including weekends, holidays, and overtime.
  • Excellent organization, attention to detail and problem-solving skills.
  • Must have mechanical aptitude.
  • Attentive and can easily learn and adapt to new equipment and processes.
  • Forklift experience desired.
  • Must have a minimum of 6 months’ previous experience working in a warehouse, production, or brewing environment.
  • Good driving record.
  • High School Diploma or equivalent required.
  • Must be 21+ years of age.
  • MS Office/Computer skills desired


Key Relationships:

  • Reports directly to Shift Supervisor and Packaging Manager.
  • Frequently interacts with the Quality, Brewing and Packaging departments


Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to use a computer keyboard and calculator
  • Must be able to lift and carry 60 pounds on a regular basis.
  • Must be able to stand, walk, lift, and bend for majority of work schedule.
  • Tolerate summer/winter temperature conditions in a production environment.
  • 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: Santa Rosa
Nearest Secondary Market: Petaluma

Job Segment: Machinist, Supply Chain, Warehouse, Forklift, Supply, Manufacturing, Operations

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