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Posted Tuesday February 17, 2015

Fulton Beer – Packaging Line Operator


Fulton is a Minneapolis brewery founded in 2009. We own and operate a 20 bbl brewery and taproom in downtown Minneapolis next to Target Field, and a brand new 50,000 square foot production brewery in Northeast Minneapolis. In 2015, Fulton will produce about 25,000 barrels, sold mostly in the Twin Cities metro area. We’re a group of beer enthusiasts focused on brewing extraordinary beer and working to make our community a better place. Our Ful10 Fund provides loans and support to other small businesses and non-profits; our Fulton Racing teams encourage participation in active lifestyle sports; our nearby Fulton Hopyard is a showcase for our commitment to brewing with local and sustainable ingredients. Best of all, we get to live, work, and play in Minneapolis-St. Paul, consistently ranked as one of the top metro areas in the United States for quality of life, urban parks, education, bicycling, theater, dining, and more.

Sounds like a place you’d like to be? We are seeking a Packaging Line Operator to join our rapidly growing company. The right individual is a leader who works well with others, focuses on quality and technical excellence, loves to work and play hard, embraces opportunities for continuous learning and improvement, and is passionate about extraordinary beer.


  • A minimum of 2 years of packaging or manufacturing experience.  Packaging line service and preventative maintenance experience; formal maintenance education, training, certifications, or accreditation are a plus.
  • A working knowledge of brewing and process equipment including: HMI’s and PLC equipment a plus.
  • Experience with personal protection equipment a plus.
  • The ability to follow SOPs.
  • The ability to operate a forklift and scissor lift, current OSHA approved training certification a plus.
  • The ability to work flexible hours.
  • The ability to multi-task while keeping strong attention to detail.
  • The ability to work with others to accomplish common goals.
  • The ability to adhere to and advances the safety and procedures.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft office applications.
  • Ability to become forklift certified.


Primary Responsibilities

  • Ensure all packaging equipment is set up, maintained, and operational to allow for efficient and safe packaging of quality product.
  • Operate bottling and kegging line, and perform changeovers on equipment.
  • Run CIPs to start up and shut down the lines.
  • Complete production and batch reporting as required.
  • Perform QC checks on Bright beer tanks.
  • Perform basic cellar operations, e.g. carbonating beer.
  • Learn and perform QC procedures throughout a packaging run.
  • Take part in month end inventory.
  • Comply with all Fulton Brewing Company policies.
  • Aid in training as necessary.
  • Communicate effectively and work well with other departments.
  • Work towards achieving departmental goals around efficiencies and yields.
  • Attending Fulton Brewing Company events, e.g. tastings, releases, and beer festivals.
  • Maintain a clean and orderly work area, returning tools, equipment and supplies to the appropriate storage areas after each assignment.


Brewery Working Environment

The demands of the Packaging Line Operator position are very physical in nature.  The demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  While performing the duties of this job you will be working over, under, and around machinery in tight and cramped spaces.  You will need to be able to work in awkward positions for extended periods of time and/or standing, kneeling, and crouching for long periods of time.  You must be comfortable working at heights while standing on a ladder or in a basket.  This work environment involves indoor and outdoor activities in various temperatures and weather conditions.  The ability to frequently lift and/or move up to 20 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Employees are exposed to high levels of noise and other hazards requiring the use of personal protective equipment.

Compensation & Benefits

Fulton offers salary commensurate with experience and a benefits package. We’re looking to hire people who are serious about beer without taking themselves too seriously. The ability to adapt to change, operate independently, work hard, and learn fast is a must.

Still interested? Send your resume and any other reasons why you’re a good fit at Fulton to Jim Diley at hr@fultonbeer.com.


Posted Wednesday February 11, 2015

We're extremely lucky to be based in a city that embraces the arts in such a supportive and progressive way. We understand how integral the creativity and unique perspectives that artists bring to our community are. And with regards to said community, we're over the moon to announce 2 upcoming partnerships: I AM KXNDNESS and The Art Shanty Projects.


I AM KXNDNESS is an art show in which money is of no value. All of the artworks being shown will be available only by performing acts of kindness – ranging from playing with animals at a shelter to volunteering at a nursing home to assisting a gallery during open hours. Each work of art will have a designated kindness chosen by the artist. To “purchase” the works the patron will put their name into a bowl next to the work of art they are wishing to obtain. At the end of the evening a name will be drawn from each bowl and that is the person who will receive the artwork once the designated act of kindness is completed.


And after the art show, stick around with us downstairs at Marin's Library Bar.


Keep (Y)our Shanties On!

For the past decade, Art Shanty Projects has organized a month-long public art happening that transforms frozen lake surfaces into interactive, artist-driven temporary communities. September 2014 announcements of a new Executive Director and suspension of the 2015 On-Ice Program have left Minnesotan's in the cold wondering where the shanties will turn up next.

Wonder no more. From 5-9p.m. on February 28th Art Shanty Projects can be found at our NE MPLS production brewery right in the heart of the Arts District. For more info and tickets to this fundraising event click the image below.



Posted Monday February 2, 2015

If you were looking for a little extra nudge to get you through the rest of winter, we've got just that nudge for you--and it comes in a bottle. We are extremely happy to release our Russian Imperial Stout War & Peace. We partner with Minneapolis-based Peace Coffee to provide us with a special Guatemalan blend that we add at the end of fermentation to provide a smooth balance to this winter warmer.

Available in limited quantities on draft and 750ml in our taproom and across the metro for a short time. Join us for our official release events this coming Friday and Saturday at Lake & Irving and the Fulton Taproom, respectively.

Check out our video highlighting the collaboration: