Canning Line Operator

Thursday, 6 June, 2024
Murray Slater    
Cape Town  

Do you have an interest in the beverage industry, a mechanical aptitude and a hands-on attitude?

We are looking for someone with relevant beverage packaging experience to be part of a pioneering business at the forefront of the canning evolution?

We are currently seeking a dependable, hardworking individual. This position offers hands-on training and growth opportunities for the right person.

 Do you excel at the below-mentioned duties and responsibilities? Do you have a minimum of two years of experience in a carbonated  beverage production environment? Do you meet the job requirements? Well, let’s hear from you.


A Canning Line Operator is responsible for all aspects of operating a canning line. This role requires you to:

  • Become one with the Wild Goose Canning Machine.
  • Champion of quality at Tiny Keg.
  • Strictly uphold CIP and sanitation process; understand hygiene, sanitation and CIP principles.
  • Understand carbonation and carbonated beverages.
  • Troubleshoot beverage conditions and mechanical issues.
  • Participating in, and enforcing quality control, efficiency, and accurate statistical tracking.
  • Accurately recording job data.
  • Following safe work procedures to safely and efficiently operate heavy packaging machinery.
  • Displaying a customer-service orientation.


  • Minimum two years experience in beverage packaging: canning carbonated beverage background preferable
  • People skills: this role requires working with a number of stakeholders in a constantly changing environment. Excellent people skills are important.
  • Mechanical aptitude and trouble-shooting skill: as in any production environment, things can go wrong… it’s the canning line operator’s job to get to get Tiny Keg’s equipment running!
  • Physical fitness: canning requires strength, coordination and endurance. It is a physical role with long hours on your feet. Set up and pack-down require moving the canning line into place.
  • Shift work will be required as the company growths into double shift canning.
  • Flexible schedule: Flexibility is our game so should it be yours too!
  • Attitude: A positive, can-do (pun intended) attitude is absolutely required. There are no problems only opportunities to find solutions.

Physical Expectations

  • Ability to continuously stand or walk
  • Ability to bend, squat and lift frequently
  • Ability to lift up to 25kg
  • Ability to perform repetitive motion functions in support of canning line operation


  • Beverage Sensory Training
  • Wine packaging experience

Hours: Full-time position (Monday- Friday including weekends on occasions)

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Due to the volume of applications that we receive daily, please note that if you have not received any feedback within 7 days of your initial application; kindly accept your application as unsuccessful.