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Sacramento, CA

If you are a detail-oriented person who likes a fast-paced, on-your-feet work environment, you may enjoy working for The Can Van! We are a mobile canning service for craft beer, wine, and cider companies around Northern and Central California. We are looking for new team members who are motivated, mechanically inclined, fast learners, and hard workers.

The Can Van is focused on hiring people that can help in the San Francisco /East Bay/ North Bay/ San Jose, and Sacramento regions for both part time and full time positions. This work is fast-paced and rewarding, great for problem-solvers and those who feel bored with a desk job. You will work inside breweries and wineries, meeting great people and enjoying the take-home perks that come with the industry.

Job Responsibilities:

A packaging crew member operates packaging lines onsite at customer locations, working in many different breweries, integrating packaging with the brewing equipment and supervises the operation of runs to ensure an efficient high-quality packaging service.

Job Duties:

  • Operates packaging line, labeler, and auxiliary equipment.
  • Implements operational, sanitation, quality, and safety procedures.
  • Communicates with customers about requirements and quality to ensure smooth operations, high quality service, and customer satisfaction.
  • Troubleshoots equipment and fixes problems with canning line and brewing interface, often in cooperation with customers.
  • Cleans and maintains sanitation of packaging equipment.
  • Performs preventative maintenance and repairs to equipment and vehicles.
  • Performs advance planning for canning jobs, prepares supplies and equipment.
  • Writes logs and reports.
  • Contributes to the full packaging operation including depalletizing empty containers, labeling, assembling trays and boxes, drying, applying 6-pack holders, assembling cases, stacking and wrapping pallets.
  • Drives equipment between breweries and warehouse.
  • Performs any logistical duties as needed for the provision of an onsite packaging service.

Qualifications, Skills, and Physical Requirements:

  • Over 21.
  • Self-motived and able to work both independently and as a team.
  • Attention to detail and ability to handle delicate objects with care.
  • Ability to stay positive and work with all types of personalities and customers.
  • Punctual.
  • Clean Driving Record.
  • Reliable access to personal transportation to headquarters and to customer sites.
  • Driving and backing a pickup with trailer (not required, but a plus).
  • Driving for long periods.
  • Working on repetitive tasks in a monotonous environment punctuated by brief periods of crisis.
  • Ability and willingness to troubleshoot machines and a basic mechanical aptitude.
  • Manual dexterity including opening and closing valves and clamps and operating user interface.
  • Ability to work early mornings and overtime, sometimes other weird hours and weekends.
  • Willingness to travel, including overnight, anywhere from 0 to 12 days per month.
  • Ability to work in hot, cold, wet, loud, slippery or weird smelling conditions, and environments with annoying music or talkative people.
  • Ability to lift 25 lbs repeatedly, occasionally lift 75 lbs, and push or pull 150 lbs.
  • Additional physical requirements include standing, moving around, reaching, bending, high fiving, fist bumping, repetitive motion and handling small very cold items for extended periods in a light industrial environment.

Salary range:

Crew: $14+ /hour to start, DOE. Performs the above work under supervision, ability to move up fast!

2nd level operators and Canning supervisors: $15 to $18 / hour depending on experience and level of independence.

Benefits provided! Health care, vacation time, holidays, etc. Please submit your resume and a bit about why you would be a good fit for this job! Replies without a note about yourself will not be considered.

Please submit a cover letter or short message about yourself and why you would be a good fit for this job, in addition to your resume to katie@thecanvan.com.


Sacramento, CA

The Can Van is a mobile canning service for beer, wine, and cocktail customers in Northern California. We are looking for a motivated and driven individual to join our team as the Equipment Maintenance Technician. Based in Sacramento, The Can Van is a female-owned small business that has made a name for itself within the craft beer and wine industry over the past ten years. We pride ourselves on quality service and are searching for the right individual to help us maintain our growing fleet of equipment and continue to streamline operations.

Position Overview

This position requires evening and weekend hours. This is an entry to mid-level position for the right candidate. Position reports to the Warehouse Manager.

The Equipment Maintenance Technician must be highly organized, with good attention to detail, excellent communication skills, team-oriented attitude, and strong mechanical abilities. They will be responsible for maintaining and fixing light industrial canning equipment, as well as following warehouse organizational procedures and preventive maintenance schedules. We are looking for a quick learner with the ability to rapidly assess and understand unfamiliar equipment, use tools, comprehend how mechanical systems work, and keep them in good working order.

The Maintenance Tech will also assist office and warehouse staff in ensuring that equipment and supplies are in the correct place at the correct time. Required analytical skills include reading and updating existing spreadsheets, using electronic communication tools and apps, and keeping track of equipment status details.

Responsibilities and Duties

Preventive Maintenance and Repairs of Canning Equipment

  • Carry out preventive maintenance according to schedules, and help continuously improve those schedules and procedures.
  • Repair broken equipment as needed, replace lost nuts and bolts, respond to work order requests from canning crew.
  • Basic maintenance of trailers, or alerting management if trailers or trucks need attention from Fleet Service.

Internal and External Communication Regarding Repairs

  • Communicate with equipment manufacturers about parts, repairs, and technical issues.
  • Monitor Slack and other communication channels to prioritize repairs and ensure equipment is ready for use.
  • Communicate with scheduling, warehouse, and canning crews about equipment needs, repair progress, and rescheduling needs due to equipment failures, etc.
  • Proactively follow up with canning crews about known and ongoing maintenance issues, feedback, or equipment concerns.

Organization of Maintenance Resources

  • Follow the warehouse SOPs for maintaining inventory of spare parts and supplies.
  • Communicate through the proper channels about tools or parts needed for repairs, maintenance, upgrades, or canning line toolboxes.
  • Maintain tools and work area in a clean and safe manner.

Assist office and warehouse staff when needed

  • Preparing supplies and equipment for canning jobs.
  • Splitting pallets, picking materials for upcoming jobs.
  • Unload trailers, load trailers and prep them for the next job.
  • Share in responsibility for basic cleaning and upkeep of warehouse, workspaces, office space, kitchen, bathrooms and work vehicles.

Qualifications, Skills and Physical Requirements:

  • Over 21
  • Very mechanically inclined
  • Experience with power and hand tools, MacGyvering and tinkering
  • Analytical skills including math and real-world problem solving
  • Decision making and prioritization skills
  • Organized and good attention to detail
  • Clear verbal and e-mail communication
  • Clean and tidy work habits
  • Proficient with computer technology, e-mail, word processing, phone communication apps and basic spreadsheets
  • Professional manner and interpersonal communication skills
  • Able to communicate with various personalities diplomatically and professionally
  • Able to work in a fast paced, changing work environment
  • Able to work independently under minimal supervision, with time-management skills
  • Flexibility to work at different hours and travel to offsite locations if needed
  • Valid US Driver's license and clean driving record
  • Driving and backing a pickup with trailer (or eagerness to learn this skill!)
  • Forklift driving (or willingness to be taught)
  • Ability to lift 25 lbs repeatedly, occasionally lift 75lbs, and push or pull 150 lbs.
  • Additional physical requirements include standing, moving around, reaching, bending, high fiving, fist bumping, repetitive motion and being dirty, hot and sweaty in a light industrial environment.

Hours:

The work hours for this position can be negotiated and flexible, but MUST include enough hours during evening and/or weekend periods to work with the equipment. Canning lines are typically scheduled out in the field on weekdays from 6am until late afternoon, so maintenance must be done when equipment is available.

Location of work will be at The Can Van main warehouse in Natomas, Sacramento. Overtime occasionally required.

Compensation and Benefits:

Competitive hourly rate, depending on experience.

Benefits include health insurance, sick leave, paid vacation, paid holidays, and employer matching 401K.

Please submit a cover letter or short message about yourself and why you would be a good fit for this job, in addition to your resume to hello@thecanvan.com.