Packaging Tech

Smog City Brewing Company

Torrance, CA, USA


$17-20 (hourly)

Packaging / Distribution


Aug 29

Smog City Packaging Tech

A Smog City Packaging Tech’s main role is to package beer. They have good attention to detail and ability to work in a clean, organized and efficient way to accomplish assigned tasks. They live and breathe Smog City Brewing’s core values of quality, community and respect.

Primary Responsibilities 

  • Package and rack beer into kegs
  • Rack finished beer into kegs 
  • Assist in operation of packaging lines and perform pack off duties. 
  • Assist in all pre- and post-packaging operations including case building, labeling, package filling and palletizing.
  • Warehousing
  • Receive raw materials and packaging supplies.
  • Operate a forklift safely following safety protocols.
  • Maintain a safe, clean and organized workspace.
  • Keg Washing
  • Lots of it
  • Wash kegs using a keg washer. Keep equipment clean and keg area orderly.
  • Data recording
  • Use paper logs, spreadsheets, and production software to record data related to all the above

General Expectations

  • Maintain the operational efficiency and safety of the equipment you use. Catch it before it breaks, fix it if you can, bring it to someone’s attention if you can’t.
  • Maintain cleanliness and sanitation of equipment and brewery at all times.
  • Work hard and efficiently to ensure Smog City beer maintains quality standards into the package.
  • Assist in safety compliance and QA/QC.
  • Learn and adhere to standard operating and safety procedures. 
  • Stay organized and communicate effectively
  • Note - all staff help out wherever they are needed. The above are guidelines but additional responsibilities may, and most likely will, be required. 

Minimum Physical Abilities

  • Must be in good physical condition and able to maneuver in confined spaces.
  • Must be able to walk, sit, stand, and/or crouch for extended periods of time.
  • Must be able & willing to work early morning, daytime, evening and/or weekend shifts.
  • Must be able to lift 55 lbs. (malt bag!) to shoulder level repeatedly and maneuver at least 165 lb. (full keg!) containers safely.

Necessary Skills

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently and use your time efficiently.
  • Knowledge of the brewing process and how everything you do affects the quality of the beer.
  • Excellent beer knowledge, a good sense of smell and taste with the ability to communicate what you are sensing.
  • Must be able to follow directions.
  • Subject line of the email must read: Seven Sicilian sailors sailing the seven seas.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely with respect to all personnel at all levels, in addition to customers.
  • Forklift experience is a plus.


  • A minimum of six months of professional experience at a commercial brewery or 3 years of home brewing experience.
  • Bachelor’s degree and/or formal brewing education preferred.

To Apply: 

Send a cover letter and resume to

The cover letter should describe why you are interested in the position and why Smog City Brewing Company should hire you.

Please provide a resume that includes all relevant work history. It should also contain your education and any formal/informal brewery training.

You must provide 3 references, one character reference, one professional reference and a third of either character or professional nature.  At least one reference should be from your current/most recent place of work.

References WILL be checked.

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Smog City Brewing Company

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