Brewery or Packaging Assistant

at Sawmill Brewing Company
Published January 21, 2024
Location Auckland, New Zealand
Category Other  
Job Type Full-time  
$25 – $28 per hour


Brewery or Packaging Assistant Sawmill Brewing Company location Auckland. $25 – $28 per hour.

Sawmill is an independent, New Zealand owned brewery run by a small and hardworking team. We are continuing our expansion in the growing Craft Beer market and are looking for another team member to join our growing production team.

Sawmill is New Zealand's first B-Corp certified brewery. B Corps believe business can be a force for good. B Corps use profits and growth as a means to a greater end: a positive impact on their employees, communities, and the environment.

The role based in Matakana, this Packaging Assistant role is a full-time permanent role with 45 hours a week, Monday to Friday. the role will consist of assisting the packaging operators to ensure our beer remains the highest quality while packing it off into kegs, bottles and cans. Daily duties involve bottle and can packing, labelling and keg cleaning/filling. A high standard of problem-solving skills are of utmost importance. Excellent communication skills are essential to work with our busy team.

Key responsibilities packing of finished beer and assisting Lead Operator in the operation of a 12-head rotary bottle-filler and 16-head inline can filler to meet production requirements. Cleaning and filling of kegs. Regular monitoring and testing of the beer and ensuring it remains within our specifications and standard operating procedures.

Tasks to complete these duties assisting in preparing and operating a 12-head rotary bottle-filler and 16-head inline can filler. Packing of bottles and cans into cartons and retail small packs for various products. Controlling the pressure and temperature of tank and keg while transferring beer into kegs. Washing and cleaning kegs using our ABE Keg Commander keg cleaning machine.

Assisting warehouse operator with maintaining an organized warehouse and assisting with pick and pack operations. Maintain and monitor plant and equipment according to the Food Control Plan. Ensure continual operation within the health and safety environment for employee, contractors and visitors including the Diluting and preparation of hazardous chemicals for machinery and cleaning operations.

Qualifications Forklift License preferred but not essential.

Skills Problem solving, Mechanical skills, Competent numerical and literacy skills, Physically fit.

Attitude Common sense, Enthusiasm, Attention to detail, Keen eye for continuous improvement.

Experience relevant manufacturing or food production line experience is preferred.

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