Packaging Operator
Bend, OR Packaging
Job Type

As one of the nation’s fastest growing healthy beverage companies, Humm Kombucha is on a quest to put the goodness of Humm in the hands of as many people as possible.

We are hiring a Packaging Operator to join our great Bend, Oregon team working on a busy production floor putting our tasty beverages in bottles, cans and kegs! Our Operators are responsible for operating the packaging machines under the guidance of mechanic and or packaging supervisor within company specifications. Successful candidates need to be able to work well in a team-oriented environment to accomplish the company’s strategic initiatives while providing excellent service to our many internal and external customers.

Compensation for this position starts at $18.63/hour with increases available after hire following the successful completion of an established training program.

We are actively seeking Packaging Operators for the following opening(s):

Monday - Thursday (4/10s): Evening shift (4pm-2:30am) - This shift is eligible for an evening shift differential of $1.50 more per hour

Tuesday - Friday (4/10s): Day shift (6am-4:30pm)


  • Works in compliance with Food Safety Management System and Good Manufacturing Practice's
  • Working in all positions of the bottling, canning, and kegging lines
  • Intensive cleaning done daily, working with chemicals requiring PPE
  • Work safely in accordance to SOP’s, and company guidelines in the manufacturing area
  • Perform packaging operations according to current SOP’S
  • Maintains cleanliness and sanitation of all equipment, tanks and work areas.
  • Part of the continued progress of SOP development
  • Communicate daily with team members in alignment with Humm culture and core values
  • Work in regular alignment with Core value, self-governing/correcting culture and in accordance with Humm policies set forth in Staff handbook
  • Ability to work outside of scheduled shifts to meet packaging daily goals and defined outcomes
  • Accountability to meeting or exceeding company standards in quality, including but not limited to accurate labeling, product handling, and packaging procedures.
  • Maintain accurate recordings of logs, batch tickets, and tracking.
  • Monitor the production line, watching for problems and QC issues.
  • Stop or reset machines when malfunctions occur, clear machine jams, and report malfunctions to a supervisor.
  • Maintain stocks, moving finished product and prepping for incoming product to ensure continuous and efficient daily production.
  • Follow work instruction, standards and SOP’s for equipment set up, changeover and tear down.
  • Identify and resolve issues during setup and changeover
  • Examines bottles to ascertain that labels, caps and stamps have been correctly applied according to SOP.
  • Responsible to make sure all necessary steps are taken to avoid any accident during packaging operation.
  • Responsible to make sure that all packaging line activities are in compliance with GMP.
  • Responsible to inspect the packages periodically to make sure that the packages meet all quality standards.
  • Responsible to make sure correct material and product is used for packaging.
  • Must operate the machine following all safety procedures.
  • Assist in all other duties assigned by supervisor and/or management.
  • Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events and react well under pressure.


  • Champion the company culture and values
  • Embrace, practice and support Humm policies, Standard Operating Procedures, Good Manufacturing Practices
  • Maintain constructive working relationships with employees and other department heads
  • Being part of the Win!


  • Strong communication skills
  • Some production experience preferred
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Perform the responsibilities of Packaging Operator


  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.
  • Computer literacy – Skills needed for Microsoft programs including creation and manipulation of Excel Spreadsheets, our production schedule and ERP system


  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.


  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.



  • Days, Nights, weekends, holidays
  • Shift coverage that could be day, night or swing
  • Noisy and active Production floor


Working for Humm Kombucha:

At Humm, every position and person is equally valued. We’re all in this together, and there is an overwhelming sentiment that every Humm-ster feels in which they know that their job is as important as any other job in the company. Everyone shares in each success, and everyone learns from every failure. Many new positions are filled from within the company, fostering a sense of continuity and opportunity. The engine that drives Humm is the Humm-sters, a diverse and dedicated group of professionals who handle every aspect of the company, from brewing and bottling to sales and finance. From its inception, Humm has cultivated a culture of appreciation, respect, love and joy. Humm-sters embody and nurture these qualities as they not only define the culture but nourish it on a daily basis just as they nourish what our customers love inside our bottle. Being a Humm-ster means being a part of something wonderful, and something that couldn’t exist without each and every person on our team.

Salary Description
Starting at $18.63/hr