We're Hiring | Production Line Lead | Co-Packing Jobs at Very Good Mfg

About Very Good Manufacturing:

Very Good Mfg runs co-packing and co-manufacturing for leading alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverage brands in Fort Worth, Texas. We specialize in distilled spirits, ready-to-drink (RTD) and canned cocktails, and our high speed canning and bottling lines accommodate all TTB-approved sizes and fill levels. We have a full on-site R&D Laboratory for private label beverage concepting & formulation.

Our company is growing fast, and our production facility will triple in size by the end of 2023. We are looking for professional, talented and driven individuals to join our team at every level.


About the Production Line Lead Role:

Reporting to the Production Manager, the Production Line Lead runs a shift in the Very Good Mfg co-packing facility to manufacture quality beverages for our customers.  The Production Line Lead is responsible for the machines, operations, and Production Team Members on the production line, ensuring that the line meets established safety, quality and production goals.  The Production Line Lead assists the Production Manager in promoting continuous improvement and a positive work environment.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Ensure the production line runs smoothly during the production shift, from start to finish.
  • Become a subject matter expert on operating every machine on your production line.
    • Our leadership team has a mechanical & engineering background, and will absolutely train individuals who don’t have specific work experience with canning/bottling line equipment, but demonstrate mechanical aptitude and a desire to learn.
  • Train Production Team Members on your line to efficiently and safely operate each machine.  Monitor production output, and make recommendations for continuous improvement (productivity, uptime, reliability) on your line.
  • Inventory Staging: Ensure that required material is supplied to the production floor as according to the production schedule.
    • Keep the line organized with the correct inventory to optimize production output.
    • Communicate with Production Manager and Quality Control Techs over the course of the shift to manage inventory quantities and documentation.
  • Finished Goods: Ensure that finished goods are properly palletized from your line.  Assist and/or train Production Team Members where necessary to follow SOPs for pack-out.
  • Shift Hand-Off & Shutdown: Perform end-of-shift tasks and reports.
    • Collaborate with your Production Manager and Maintenance Team regarding action items and follow-ups to keep every machine on the line in optimal condition.



  • 1 - 2 years experience in food/beverage manufacturing.
  • Above average mechanical proficiency with the capability to operate machinery on production/packaging lines.
    • A strong plus: Experience with the safe use of tools and machinery associated with trade and/or maintenance work.
    • A strong plus: Experience with PLC programming.
    • A strong plus: Experience with typical warehouse/manufacturing equipment, such as fillers, seamers, labelers, pallet jacks, and/or pumps and piping.
    • A strong plus: Experience with operating a forklift.
  • Desire to grow into leadership positions and develop leadership skills.  Self-motivated to drive continuous improvement across the entire Production team.
  • Associates or Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent combination of education and work experience.
  • Must be 21+ years of age or older.


Physical/Environmental Requirements:

  • The use and wear of personal protective equipment (PPE).
  • The ability to move, lift, push, and carry objects up to 50lbs.
  • The ability to be on your feet for 8+ hours per day in a manufacturing/warehouse environment with variable temperatures.
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