White Bay Are Hiring A Packaging Lead


White Bay Are Hiring A Packaging Lead

Posted June 18, 2024

White Bay Brewing sit on the Balmain Peninsula and have caused a stir with their beers, including their highly-coveted lagers.

If you'd like to join the production crew, the Sydney brewery have a packaging lead role they're looking to fill. 

Job Description: Packaging Lead

What we’re about..

In late 2019 a few friends set out to transform a dilapidated steel works on Rozelle’s waterfront into a brewery. On that day White Bay Brewery was founded. Over the course of six months the steelworks underwent a major transformation. Electrics and plumbing were updated and upgraded. New floors were poured. A boiler found a new home. Walls that hadn’t seen new paint in decades received a loving scrub and a fresh coat. Where there was once dust and racking now stands a brewhouse and fermenters. Where trucks were once undoubtedly loaded with massive, freshly formed steel beams now sits a canning line. 

White Bay beer is living, breathing tangible liquid works of expression, passion and individualism. We challenge ourselves daily to brew the best beer we possibly can not because it comes easy to us, but because it is hard. Because setting out to brew the best beer is a goal that will serve and organise us to the best of our abilities and skills. Because we're prepared to find and cultivate a little corner in the world of beer to hang our hats on and to call our own. Because how good is beer!? 

About the Role

The packaging lead plays a pivotal role in our brewery, focusing on the packaging process and everything involved up to the final product. The successful applicant will be responsible for maintaining our high packaging standards, ensuring the canning line, De Pal and Keg Filler runs smoothly, cellar work, assisting around the brewery and maintaining the quality and consistency of the finished product that we are known for.

As the packaging lead your responsibilities would include but not limited too: 

  • Working in a collaborative brew team you will assist with the management of fermentation and cellar processes, including CIPs, CUPs, sanitation, purging, yeast harvesting, dry hopping, beer transfers and ingredient addition.
  • First and foremost the role will encompass running and operating our Codi Canning Line - Codi De Pal and IDD Keg Filler & Cleaner. Planning our packaging days with the production manager, rostering casual staff, stock and restocking the cold room and off-site warehouse. This includes liaising with the broader team on pack numbers, quality and potential issues. 
  • Maintain thorough records related to production and fermentation, including batch logs, quality control, and recipe adjustments inline with our existing systems.
  • Identify and resolve production and equipment issues promptly, escalating as appropriate. Previous proven experience in problem solving canning line and depalletizer essential. 
  • Manage the storage of materials and brewing supplies, ensuring proper inventory control and quality checks. Ordering packaging materials where appropriate. Stock checks once a week and monthly stocktake. 

About you

The successful applicant will be an integral part of our brew team bringing with them a minimum of 2 years running a canning line and forklift licence. Must have the legal right to work in Australia. You will be expected to Maintain a safe and clean work environment. At times you will be required to represent and help the brewery on various industry nights and festivals on occasion. 

Our Benefits

  • Supportive and inclusive team and culture.
  • Ability to gain experience and brew on our 3-Vessel Premier Stainless Brewhouse.
  • Competitive salary package & product allowance.
  • This is a full-time salaried experience. 

If this is for you and you’re interested please email jointheteam@whitebay.beer.