Production Machine Operator: August Schell Brewing Co.

August Schell Brewing Company is a family owned and operated brewery in New Ulm, Minnesota. We began in 1860 when August Schell, a German immigrant, couldn’t find a traditional German beer in his new home. So, he made his own.

While the brewery has seen some changes, like plumbing, August’s legacy of being an innovative brewmaster remains. It has continued through six generations and over 100 variety of German Craft beer.

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.


Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Duties could include, but may not be limited to:

  • 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,


Required Qualification

  • 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 Qualification

  • 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

Job Type: Full-time


  • manufacturing: 1 year (Preferred)

  • Production: 1 year (Preferred)

  • Machine Operator: 1 year (Preferred)

Pay Frequency:

  • Bi weekly or Twice monthly