Job Openings

Bottle House Machine Operator

Location: New Ulm, MN
Position Type: Full-Time (hourly)

Position Summary

Schell’s Brewery has a great opportunity for an individual to join our team as a full-time Production Machine Operator. This position requires flexibility on weekends and holidays.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Safely and efficiently operate packaging equipment (de-palletizer, filler, labeler, drop-packer, cardboard erectors, palletizer, etc.) to ensure a consistent and high quality finished product.
  • Cross train on all packaging equipment and possibly rotate positions
  • Troubleshoot machinery during operation
  • Manage quality control on all machine applications
  • Maintain quality control of product leaving designated machine
  • Wear proper safety equipment
  • Verify daily packaging schedule prior to start-up
  • Clean machines at the end of the packaging run
  • Drive forklifts in a safe and efficient manner; may need to supply packaging line and keg line with materials
  • Rotate all stock (first in-first –out)
  • Maintain warehouse/work area cleanliness and organization
  • Openly communicate ideas and suggestions for improvements
  • Perform other related duties and assignments as required and assigned
  • Must be available to work a flexible schedule as business needs dictate, which would include overtime
  • Basic understanding of operation of all 3 lines – kegging, bottling, canning,


  • Technical capacity
  • Organization skills
  • Problem solving/analytical
  • Customer/client focus
  • Time management
  • Collaboration
  • Performance management
  • Leadership
  • Business acumen
  • Actively manage employees (performance, hiring, back-up for lab functions)

Qualification Requirements

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent
  • Excellent mechanical/electrical/electronic aptitude
  • Knowledge of tools and machinery – including experience with pumps, valves, packaging machinery
  • 1-2 years working with PLC equipment
  • Accurate math skills
  • Strong work ethics, and the ability to work effectively as a team, but also able to work efficiently alone.
  • Intermediate Computer skills
  • Ability to work effectively and efficiently to package quality beer per August Schell Brewing Company’s standards and procedures, including quality and quantity requirements.
  • Ability to work in a team environment Self-motivated while also willing to ask questions and seek direction.
  • Class A Driver’s License or the ability to obtain a Class A Driver’s License.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Support new ideas and help implement them.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to lift up to 75 pounds.
  • Ability to crouch, bend, twist and stand for extended periods of time in a manufacturing environment.
  • Organization skills including attention to detail Strong time management skills Simple math and ability to complete forms and write instructions Understanding of Good Brewing Practices (GBP) and Food
  • Safety Standards is driven to meet August Schell Brewing Company’s purpose to responsibly craft exceptional beers that are relevant to today’s and tomorrow’s consumer.
  • Acknowledge that each Schell’s team member is important and a positive contributor to our success.
  • Experience in brewing a plus
  • Forklift Certification experience a plus

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