Great Central Brewing Company (GCBC) is looking for an experienced and talented Packaging Line Operator for our new craft-dedicated contract brewing facility in downtown Chicago.



The Packaging Line Operator is responsible for working with the packaging team in running the packaging line equipment in a safe, efficient and cost-effective manner that delivers on production schedules during a given shift.

Location: Chicago, IL

Reports To: Packaging Supervisor & Packaging Manager

Position Type: Full-time Hourly



  • Master all packaging line equipment operations including, but not limited to: sterilization, start-up, normal operation, shut-down, changeovers, etc.
  • Perform preventative maintenance based on established schedules; ensuring that daily, weekly, and annual maintenance is performed
  • Have a strong focus on safety, quality and efficiency, while constantly evaluating work practices in the spirit of continuous improvement
  • Have a knowledge of production reporting
  • Perform QC checks on packaged beer and understand bright beer tank (BBT) quality checks and specs
  • Perform BBT cleaning
  • Follow SOP’s
  • Comply with all company policies
  • Communicate effectively and work well with other departments
  • Work towards achieving departmental goals around efficiencies, yields, and cost


Requirements / Qualifications

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and quickly adapt to changing needs and circumstances
  • Experience following SOP’s
  • Ability to multi-task and work independently
  • Be an open and good communicator and team player with respect for co-workers, supervisors, and managers
  • Ability to lift up to 55 pounds repeatedly
  • Ability to twist / turn and stand / walk on a continuous basis
  • Ability to work on your feet for over eight hours at a time
  • Ability to work in loud production environments (80+ db)
  • Ability to work with chemicals of varying composition
  • Ability to work in damp / wet areas
  • Ability to work all shifts, additional hours & weekends as necessary
  • Any experience working in the craft beer industry is a plus!



Varies by experience. This is a full-time hourly position (40 hours / week) with benefits, including health insurance, that begin after a successful 90-day introductory period. There are opportunities for advancement and the ability to learn from industry veterans in an exciting and dynamic production atmosphere with fun, beer-loving folk.



Please submit your resumé/CV with qualifications and a cover letter explaining how your experience and perspective makes you the ideal Packaging Line Operator at Great Central Brewing to:

Cheers and good luck!