Job Application - Ska Brewing Company

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Packaging Technician 1

Reports To

Packaging Lead


About Us

It takes characters to brew beer with character, and we at Ska Brewing Co. have been doing that since 1995.  Our award-winning craft brewing roots are firmly planted in Durango, Colorado, where we work hard and play harder. Our community-minded organization does all it can to give back to the town we love.


About the Job

Wage Range $16.00-18.00/hour

In this position, you will be responsible for keeping each of our distinct craft brews flowing into cans, bottles and kegs while taking care of our world-famous barley pop.  This is a fast-paced, repetitive, physically demanding position that will require availability during a variety of shifts and occasional extended hours. 



o   Operate all bottling, canning and kegging machines

o   Build boxes for cans, mixed cases, and storage

o   Safely hand dip 22-ounce bottles in hot wax

o   Loading/unloading of bottling components on the filling line

o   Building, unloading, and moving pallets of kegs, cans and bottles of finished product

o   Routine cleaning and maintenance tasks

o   Compliance with CIP standards

o   Light fork-lift work

o   Wrap pallets

o   Assist with warehouse operations as necessary such as cleaning, organizing, etc.


Non-Routine Responsibilities

o   Assist cellar in daily operations

o   Assist brew house in daily operations

o   Assist lab in daily operations

o   Assist Warehouse in daily operations

o   Helping with snow removal as needed


Our Ideal Candidate

o   Must be at least 21 years of age

o   High School Diploma or equivalent

o   Has a strong focus on quality, safety and efficiency

o   Must be able to lift at least 35 pounds, and maneuver 165 lb. kegs, repeatedly

o   Must be comfortable working on their feet, reaching over shoulders, twisting, turning, and squatting for over eight hours at a time

o   Works safely with chemicals of varying composition

o   Has the ability to follow directions and multi-task; can shift gears quickly to new tasks

o   Works independently as well as in a team environment

o   Has strong mechanical ability with problem solving/troubleshooting skills

o   Is able to work all shifts, additional hours and weekends as necessary

o   Has reliable transportation and is able to consistently arrive at work on time



°      > Health, Dental, Vision Insurance, and EAP (Employee Assistance Program) available to Full Time employees (a portion of premiums is paid by Ska Brewing Co.)

o    Paid Time Off for Full-Time and Part-Time employees

o    > 401(k) with company match

o    > Discounted Ski Passes to Purgatory Resort

o    > Free and/or discounted entries into local bike/running races

o   >  Paid Holidays

o    > Dining Discount

o    > Future Tuition Reimbursement Program

o    > Paid Volunteer Time

o    > Monthly employee tab to be used on merchandise and of course… BEER!


• Prior to your start date, we require successful completion, as determined in our sole discretion, of a pre-employment criminal background check.