Packaging Technician


Cincinnati, OH, USA


Packaging / Delivery

Jan 31

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Packaging Technician


Reports to: Packaging Manager 

Position Type: Full-Time + Benefits

Based In: Cincinnati, OH 

Company Overview: 

Rhinegeist Brewery is a regional craft brewery based in the historic Over-The-Rhine in downtown Cincinnati, Ohio. We have built a strong and dedicated team of employees that believe in the power of beer to bring people together, create fantastic ideas, and build a community. Our unique group of employee-owners believes that it is our responsibility to make inspiring beverages and cultivate memorable experiences. We strive to find high-quality, creative solutions with a fierce spirit of independence as we grow. Rhinegeist welcomes all people and is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Diverse candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. 


Position Summary:

In the Packaging Technician role, the individual will be responsible for aiding in the safe and effective cleaning, sanitation, and operation of all packaging equipment and processes with a continual focus on quality.  The processes and tasks of the role include all canning, kegging, and bottling, as well as all associated cleaning and staging tasks to support packaging operations.  The individual should be prepared to be hands-on in all processes and work closely with Supervisors and Maintenance Personnel in order to troubleshoot and maintain operation of equipment during their scheduled production shift.  During periods of scheduled or unscheduled downtime, the individual should also feel comfortable working both independently, as well as alongside Team Members, in maintaining department maintenance and cleaning schedules.

Essential Functions:

  • Operate, maintain, and conduct basic troubleshooting of brewery packaging equipment
  • Perform routine quality checks to ensure high product integrity and react when failures occur
  • Work with Packaging Management and Maintenance to identify production issues and conduct preventative maintenance
  • Effectively clean and sanitize packaging equipment and surrounding areas
  • Maintain a tidy and organized production environment
  • Be comfortable in production areas which include: automated machinery, pressure vessels, steam, hot water, and confined spaces
  • Follow safe work practices and OSHA regulations regarding fork trucks, chemical handling,etc. 
  • Perform all other tasks as assigned by Shift Supervisors and the Manager of your department
  • Adhere to all department safety policies and procedures

Job Requirements:

  • Work as part of a high performing team
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs or more
  • Ability to stand for up to 4 hours or more
  • Ability to work with mechanical equipment
  • Ability to work afternoon shift schedules with flexible hours
  • Self-starter with the ability to work both independently and as a team member
  • Strong willingness to learn and retain process knowledge from on-the-job training
  • Experience working in an automated manufacturing process is a plus, but not necessary


Please consider applying even if you do not match all the listed qualifications. Additionally, reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of a position. 


Benefits at Rhinegeist 

  • Health/Dental/Vision Insurance
  • Employer Paid Basic Life Insurance
  • 17 days of PTO
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Employee Paid Short-Term/Long-Term Disability/Additional Life Insurance
  • Dependent Care – Flexible Spending Account
  • 401k Match Offered
  • 10 Paid Holidays
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP)
  • Free Breakroom Snacks
  • Beer and Merchandise allowance

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