Modern Times Beer- Packaging Specialist

Job Description: 




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Packaging Specialist                       Part-Time, Non-Exempt                                                    Packaging Manager



Packaging Specialists are responsible for assisting in the canning, bottling, and kegging of our beer. Additionally, they may play roles in cellaring and cleaning when needed. Packaging Specialists will report to the Head Brewer. Candidates must share Modern Times’ commitments to quality, safety, business ethics, and continuous innovation.



  • Assembly of case trays and boxes
  • Feeding empty cans or bottles into the filler
  • Applying four pack holders
  • Packing case trays or boxes
  • Palletizing filled cans or boxes
  • Cleaning and maintaining the canning line and packaging work area
  • Spent grain removal, which includes the manipulation of a manual screw valve and driving a forklift with a tip-hopper attached while not damaging brewhouse plumbing or spent grain removal vehicle
  • Maintain an orderly and safe work environment within department as well as entire facility
  • Participate in regular departmental meetings to review issues and propose solutions
  • Following established procedures to clean the brewhouse, fermenting and brite tanks
  • Safely handling cleaning chemicals, and using the prescribed amount for each task
  • General cleaning of horizontal, vertical and sub-grate surfaces
  • Other tasks as needed


  • Must be 21 years of age or older at the time of application
  • Able to pass a post-offer, pre-employment background check 
  • Prefer previous experience in a manufacturing environment
  •  Prefer previous experience operating automated high speed filling, labeling, and packing or similar type equipment
  • Prefer Previous Forklift experience
  • Strong work ethic and self-starting attitude
  • Good interpersonal skills and team spirit
  • The desire to work in a fast-paced, growing company
  • Genuine enthusiasm for craft beer 
  • Willingness to regularly work during evenings and weekends



  • Able to stand for prolonged periods of time
  • Able to stoop, crawl, twist, turn, lift, kneel, climb ladders and stairs
  • Able to manipulate valves and clamps
  • Able to read and follow written English instructions
  • Able to regularly lift/carry 44 pound boxes
  • Able to regularly lift/carry 55 pound bags above waist level
  • Able to periodically lift/move 165 pounds
  • Able to work in a factory/production environment which may be loud, slick, humid, and hot
  • Able to work in indoor and outdoor environment with moderate noise, sometimes slippery floors
  • Able to comply with safe chemical handling procedures, including personal protection equipment such as gloves and goggles



 **Applications Accepted Until This Role Is Filled**




Modern Times is a 30bbl production brewery in the Point Loma neighborhood of San Diego. Modern Times is named after a beautifully crazy utopian community founded in 1850, and (almost) all of our beers are named after real utopian experiments or mythological utopias. Today, we're distributed throughout Southern California, San Francisco, the Central Coast, Maui, and select international markets. We operate a tasting room at the brewery, as well as in San Diego’s North Park community. We plan to open a pilot brewery, restaurant, & specialty coffee shop in Los Angeles in 2016. We brewed our first batch on May 18th, 2013; our beer went on tap for the first time on June 24th 2013; we held the soft opening for the Lomaland Fermentorium tasting room on August 9th, 2013; and our Grand Opening was September 7th, 2013.


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Modern Times Beer strongly supports equal employment opportunity for all applicants regardless of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, marital status, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law.


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Job Location: 
San Diego, CA
United States