We are currently recruiting for a Lead Packing Operator to work within our packaging team based at our brewery in Hackney, East London. The role will report to the Packaging and Maintenance Manager.

This is an exciting opportunity to join a motivated and passionate team, and be part of the growth of a rapidly growing, forward looking independent craft brewery.  We are a SALSA approved brewery and are committed to producing a quality product.

The Five Points Brewing Company is an equal opportunity employer, were the UK’s first accredited Living Wage brewery and are committed to excellent staff welfare and training.

Key Responsibilities:

Package our beer into keg, cask, bottle and can

Prepare the bottling, canning and kegging lines for production at the start of each shift

Run all machines throughout shifts

Oversee, instruct and train, where necessary, all packaging staff

End of shift shut-down, CIP and sterilisation of all packaging lines

Co-ordinate with the team to keep lines running through breaks as required

Complete all appropriate production documentation, record keeping and sampling

Basic maintenance of the packaging equipment

Correct handling of lines and sanitation of hoses & fittings

Follow SOP (standard operating procedures) to the satisfaction of the Packaging Manager & Head Brewer

Ensure that packaging is of highest quality standards in terms of both quality and appearance, including meeting the company commercial standards

In conjunction with the Packaging Manager improve line efficiencies and reduce beer losses

Liaise with warehouse staff about stock coming off the packaging lines and organising the storage of both packaged stock and dry packaging materials

Use of counterbalance Fork Lift Truck for loading and unloading (training will be provided)

Ensure safety, housekeeping and quality standards and procedures are adhered to at all times. You must ensure your safety and the safety of others during the course of your duties

Cleaning and general housekeeping; you must maintain a clean environment for the production of beer, and ensure that the brewery assistants do their part

To comply with all food hygiene and safety regulations required in food production facilities.


Salary & Benefits

£22,500 p.a.

Training and entrance to Institute of Brewing and Distilling General Certificate in Packaging after passing our three month probation period

Training and entrance to Cicerone Certified Beer Server (Level 1) qualification

Company pension scheme

Community and charity day leave

One day extra annual leave on your birthday

One day extra annual leave for every calendar year worked

Discounts in sister businesses and venues

Fresh fruit, coffee and tea

Free beer!



Please apply by sending a covering email outlining why the position appeals to you, what you will bring to the role and with a copy of your CV to  Please mark your subject line “Packaging Operator”.

Please note that due to the high number of applications, unfortunately we might not be able to respond to each one.

Date posted: 27th April 2018
Date closing: 15th May 2018 (Interviews with suitable qualified candidates may be held in advance of this date)