Assistant Canning Line Operator

Do you have an interest in craft beer, a mechanical aptitude and a hands on attitude? We have the perfect role for you. East Coast Canning is a mobile beverage canning company that packages beer and other adult beverages Australia wide. We are currently seeking a dependable, hardworking individual to assist on canning runs. This position is ideal for someone looking to enter the beverage industry and offers hands-on training and growth opportunities for the right person.


The Assistant Canning Line Operator is an important supporting role for the Lead Canning Line Operator. On a typical day you can expect to perform the following tasks:

  • Unloading and setting up equipment at the start of the day
  • Breaking down and packing up equipment at the end of the day
  • Mixing sanitising chemicals and thoroughly cleaning equipment
  • Working the depalletizer to provide the canning line with a steady supply of cans throughout the day
  • Working alongside and in conjunction with the Lead Canning Line Operator and client
  • Following safe work procedures to safely and efficiently operate heavy packaging machinery

Role Description:

We understand that you may never have seen a canning line before, we are a relatively new company and are the first canning line in Australia. There is a lot of the duties you can learn on the job, however, we have discovered the following attributes are perfect for this role.

  • Mechanical aptitude: Our machines have busy schedules and often need parts replaced, troubleshooting and work arounds while on site.
  • Physical fitness: Mobile canning requires strength, coordination and endurance. It is a very physical role with long hours on your feet. Set up and pack-down require moving the canning line into place.
  • Flexible schedule: Our clients sites are your workplace. This means that your week is entirely dependant on the schedule and can involve long days and overnight trips.
  • Work ethic: we are proud of our work and our clients product and have found that a positive attitude and a keen attention to detail are vital for this role.


  • We have found that this role is often well suited to those who have worked in packing roles.
  • An interest in craft beer and knowledge in how it is made is very useful for this position.

Work Environment:

Work environments vary according to the job however the employee is frequently exposed to:

  • Moving mechanical parts
  • Loud noise

Occasionally exposed to:

  • High and low temperatures
  • Small working areas

Physical demands include:

  • 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 operations

Travel requirements:

  • Ability to travel 4-5 days a week
  • Overnights are expected


  • Driver’s licence

To apply please send your resume and cover letter to or use the form below