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Downeast Cider House Overnight Packaging Line Supervisor in East Boston, Massachusetts

Overnight Packaging Line Supervisor

Location: East Boston, MA (in the Boston Harbor Shipyard)

Schedule: Full-time, overnight (10pm-8am)

The Packaging Line Supervisor is an essential role on the rapidly growing team at Downeast Cider, the #1 craft hard cider brand in the Northeast and #2 hard cider in the country. The packaging team is fully responsible for the operation of our canning line and our kegging station. Our equipment is extremely fast (267 cans per minute!) and running it requires a quick mind and ability to perform repetitive tasks. Sometimes we need to hit a deadline or empty a tank, and we don't leave until we cross the finish line. We look for optimistic team members who choose positivity and humor and crush work, even in difficult situations.

Successful packaging operators frequently take on leadership roles on the packaging team. You will get training and experience on very high tech and state-of-the-art packaging equipment. You will also have access to and exposure with other departments, and often have opportunities for cross-training.

What you’ll do: 

  • Manage and direct a shift of packaging operators focusing on safety, quality and efficiency . Help drive improvement in the department with an emphasis on training and development. 

  • Oversee and lead a designated shift of packaging operators while maintaining safety, quality and efficiency. Continuously foster department improvement through training and communication.


Who you are:

  • 2 years experience in a packaging/manufacturing department (with bottling/canning experience)

  • Ability to lift heavy objects repeatedly

  • Ability to work in hot, cold, damp, and cramped quarters

  • Ability to read and speak English

  • Extreme team mentality as you may be called to assist other teams where needed 

  • Confident in ability to think through complex processes such as tank handling

  • Able to flex between first, second, and overnight shifts as needed

Bonus points if you are…

  • Bachelor's degree 

  • Supervisory or lead experience

  • Alcoholic beverage experience

  • Forklift experience

Don’t check all the boxes? We know there’s no such thing as a perfect candidate, so if this is a role you feel passionate about we encourage you to apply with a one-page cover letter explaining why this post speaks to you. Drop the “to whom it may concern” and give it to us straight - why you?

What we offer:

  • 16 PTO days your first year

  • Paid holidays 

  • Paid sick days 

  • Paid bereavement days

  • Paid parental leave

  • 401k with company match

  • Health & dental insurance from day 1

  • Company provided short term disability

  • Annual PPE stipend

  • Cider allowance (how big is your fridge?)

About Downeast Cider

We aspire to build an enduring company with a world-class brand, known as an extraordinary place to work. It’s been 12 years since our first batches of unfiltered cider were fermented in the dorms of Bates College, Maine, and while we’ve gained 120 new teammates and 1.3 million cases of tasty drinks - with a growing assortment beyond cider - we remain 100% founder-owned. We’re a scrappy team that enjoys the hard work of creating a company because we get to work on fun things with people we like.

We like to hire the way we like our cider, unfiltered. With the understanding that we can learn and grow from each other’s differences, we are proud to hire regardless of gender, race, nationality, religion, sexual orientation, disability, age, or anything else that makes us who we are.

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