Packaging Manager
Santa Rosa, CA Production
Job Type


HenHouse was founded in 2011 in Sonoma County. Our purpose is to produce an amazing and rotating line up of awesome beers with an uncompromising and fearless pursuit of our goals; which are creating new and interesting types of delicious beers with freshness and quality in the forefront, creating meaningful and living wage positions, and to make a difference in our community. Our talented team is committed to making, selling, delivering and serving beer with this intention and purpose in mind. 

JOB TITLE:           Packaging Manager

DEPARTMENT:   Production

REPORTS TO:     Brewmaster

FLSA STATUS:     Full-Time/Exempt

SHIFT:                  5 x 8 Schedule

LOCATION:         Santa Rosa, CA


 The primary role of the Packaging Manager is to ensure the highest standards of quality, sanitation and food safety are met as beer is packaged into kegs, cans and bottles. The end consumer is never far from the Packaging Manager’s mind. Advocating for the consumer drives and informs their day to day actions and decisions. This role’s focus will be on compliance to production schedules, safety protocols and proper documentation, department/staff efficiency and career development, and hands-on support to the canning and labeling processes to meet daily operational objectives.


This is not an exhaustive list of all job functions. All employees are to maintain a positive work atmosphere by acting and communicating in a respectful manner, so that you get along with customers, clients, co-workers, management and stakeholders. Within the HenHouse team, our members always find ways to look after the business, their co-workers, and the beer! 

-Daily Allocation of Packaging Staff

-Scheduling breaks and lunches

-Hiring for the packaging department

  • With the HR Director and Brewmaster, identify necessary positions to implement department strategy
  • With the HR Director and Brewmaster, recruit, interview and offer positions to only the best candidates

-Setting employee performance expectations

  • Demonstrate the highest level of integrity in how you interact with your coworkers, your direct reports, and the quality of our beer
  • Develop written performance plans for all members of the department documenting past performance and targeted future development
  • With each direct report, review and agree to the performance plan in an annual review, and measure and record progress towards goals in quarterly reviews

-Enforcing employee performance expectations

  • Identify and commend exemplary behavior in all members of the department, encouraging them to do the same
  • Where necessary, identify inappropriate behavior in department member and present corrective action
  • Where necessary, present verbal warnings, written warnings, and termination of department members as a proportional response to inappropriate employee behavior

-Train Packaging Technician I Role:

  • Proper Implementation of SOPS and best practices
  • Startup, operation and shutdown of the canning line
  • Startup, operation and shutdown of the keg line
  • Proper use and care for QA/QC equipment   
  • Proper use of Chemical Dispensing stations and sanitation equipment

-Ensure operations are in compliance with SOPs

  • Maintain and develop SOPs, adapting as new equipment and best practices are implemented
  • Regularly audit SOPs and packaging staff for compliance 

-Packaging Material Management

  • Coordinate Supply orders with Production Manager
  • Coordinate warehouse transfers of packaging materials between locations


  • Weekly inventory reconciliation
  • Enter Package Production Orders 
  • Training Staff on the use of Crafted
  • Troubleshoot errors

-Coordinate with the Brewmaster during any Materials, Labels, or Crafted disruptions.

-Packaging Technician I Duties and Responsibilities 

-Packaging Operations

  • Can line operation
  • Keg line operation
  • Temperature and pressure management of tanks
  • General facility sanitation and maintenance

-Quality Assurance

  • Thorough understanding of GMP and the Quality Manual
  • Maintenance and use of chemical titration kits and pH strips
  • Follow the policies outlined in the Quality Manual, GMP policy, MSS, and Hazard Communication Plan
  • Implementation and training on new quality initiatives

-Quality Control

  • Perform and record final specs before packaging
  • Carbonation and O2 readings on BBTs/FVs
  • Sensory evaluation of finished product

-Ensure Packaging Hall Cleanliness

-Packaging Equipment Maintenance

  • Inventory and maintain critical spare stock
  • Working alongside Maintenance to schedule regular PM’s
  • Perform routine maintenance and troubleshoot mechanical issues as they arise

-Logistics Support

  • Retrieving and storing packaging materials
  • Entering finished product into the cold box, ensuring FIFO standards

-Managing Packaging Splits based on sales forecasting

-Ability to work within a budget and calculate ROI for CAPEX projects

-Perform other related duties as assigned.

-Maintain and promote a positive work environment with a focus on customer service based problem solving-Cultivate and maintain positive relationships with co workers

-With Brewmaster, work to continuously improve quality at HenHouse Brewing Company


We strive to create workplaces that reflect the community we serve and where everyone feels empowered to bring their full, authentic selves to work. We believe that every person brings a unique perspective and experience which enriches and advances our mission to provide Meaningful Employment, Improved Beer Quality for the End Consumer and to Create Wealth for Our Community.



  • Completed Chemical Safety Training 
  • Proficient in the use of Crafted for Packaging Processes
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Strong sensory skills
  • Commitment to excellence and high standards
  • Versatility, flexibility, dependability and a willingness to work within constantly changing priorities 
  • Strong organizational, problem-solving, and analytical skills
  • Honesty and integrity – display the highest standards of ethical conduct personally and professionally
  • Proven effective time management, productivity and prioritization skills
  • Exceptionally well organized and detail oriented
  • Committed to excellence, goal oriented and driven/accountable to meet objectives/goals – wants to make a difference and contribute positively to company success
  • Demonstrates a sense of urgency and is ready to work with a “can do” attitude and willingness to do whatever is necessary to get the job done
  • Demonstrates an entrepreneurial spirit
  • Accountability – accepts responsibility for behavior; and starting, controlling and completing tasks


  • Five to seven years of experience in a beverage manufacturing environment is required
  • Experience in beer production preferred but not required
  • Three years of experience in a managerial/ supervisory role
  • High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • Bilingual, verbal and written, (Spanish), preferred


  • Forklift Certification


Regularly: Stand; Walk; Sit; Use hands to finger, handle, or feel; Reach with hands and arms; Stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; Talk or hear; Taste or smell; Close vision (clear vision at 20 inches or less); Distance vision (clear vision at 20 feet or more); 

Occasionally: Climb or balance;

Vision: Close vision (clear vision at 20 inches or less); Distance vision (clear vision at 20 feet or more); Color vision (ability to identify and distinguish colors); Peripheral vision (ability to observe an area that can be seen up and down or to the left and right while eyes are fixed on a given point); Depth perception (three-dimensional vision, ability to judge distances and spatial relationships); Ability to adjust focus (ability to adjust the eye to bring an object into sharp focus);



Regularly: Wet or humid conditions (non-weather); Work near moving mechanical parts; 

Frequently: Fumes or airborne particles; Toxic or caustic chemicals;

Occasionally: Work in high, precarious places; Extreme heat (non-weather); 

Noise level: Loud

Salary Description
$65,000 yearly + Full Benefits Package FTE