Packaging Line Operator I - Devils Backbone Brewing Company


Lexington, VA, USA


$18-18 (hourly)

Packaging / Distribution


Jul 11

SALARY: $18.00 per hour 

WORK LOCATION: Outpost Brewery – Lexington, VA


Monday - Thursday 

2nd shift - 2:00pm - 12:00am  

Sunday - Friday

3rd shift - 11:15pm - 7:00am


Here at Devils Backbone Brewing Company, we’re a family of beer brewers & pourers, food makers & servers, packagers, shippers, and lots of other job functions.  We currently operate 2 locations: Basecamp Brewpub in Roseland, VA & The Outpost Production Brewery in Lexington, VA.  Devils Backbone is a wonderful place to develop your talents & build your career, as well as have fun with a hard-working family. 


The packaging line operator (PLO) completes various tasks necessary to the distribution packaging function.  This position is entry-level.  This position can be a physically demanding position, requiring the individual to be technologically astute, easily adaptable, and flexible.  The PLO is responsible for at least one of the following: can-filling machinery, bottle-filling machinery, boxing machinery, keg-filling machinery, and other general packaging tasks and operations. The PLO works as a valuable team member, and the position’s focus is on maintaining consistency and timeliness within the distribution packaging function—all while maintaining the high quality that Devils Backbone is known for.  This position routinely requires overtime and may require 24/7 hours of operation.  The PLO will typically work under close supervision.


  • Works closely with the Packaging Supervisor, Warehouse Manager, and other team members to ensure smooth operation of packaging machinery and equipment.
  • Performs daily start-up and clean-up procedures on all assigned packaging stations.
  • Works with maintenance employees/personnel to assist with equipment problems and troubleshooting.
  • Performs daily basic maintenance for machinery.
  • Assists in the production records management.
  • Works to achieve packaging/distribution short and long-term goals and metrics.
  • Adheres to all safety precautions rules and guidelines.
  • May stack and palletize finished product and prepares for cold-room storage.
  • May manually operate all phases of packaging in the case of machinery failure/maintenance.
  • May have to use computer for accessing SDS safety sheets/protocols, and interpret the protocols into actions. 
  • Acts as a team member amongst other packaging hall staff. 
  • Other duties as assigned. 


  • High School degree or equivalent required
  • Basic knowledge of manufacturing/production/warehouse operations. 
  • Must be 21-years of age.
  • Ability to work autonomously, and within a teamwork environment.
  • General knowledge of occupational hazards and necessary safety precautions associated with work.
  • Ability to interpret technical bulletins and schematics on equipment related to work.
  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions.
  • Ability to distinguish color for safety signs.
  • Production/manufacturing/mechanical experience strongly preferred.


  • Involves frequent walking, lifting, and carrying objects weighing 32lbs routinely throughout a shift.
  • Must be able to maneuver 200lbs kegs from filler to pallet.
  • Frequent use of hand/eye coordination and manipulation of cardboard boxes, packing tape, machinery, etc. 
  • Ability to multi-task effectively.
  • Exposes employee to potentially minor injuries. 
  • Ability to distinguish color for safety signs/placards.



  • Competitive salary
  • Flexible paid time off
  • Medical, dental & vision insurance available immediately
  • Employer paid short term disability
  • 401K up to 6% match
  • Generous parental leave options
  • Uniforms & PPE provided, based on position
  • Safety shoes allowance, based on position
  • Learning & development opportunities
  • Employee discounts at restaurant locations
  • Employee discounts on merchandise
  • BEER!

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