HELP WANTED: BREWERY PRODUCTION MANAGER

HELP WANTED: BREWERY PRODUCTION MANAGER

Cape Cod Beer Production Manager (Full Time Year Round Position)

ABOUT THE COMPANY:

Cape Cod Beer is a 15-year-old microbrewery located in Hyannis MA.  We have a 30bbl 3 vessel Premier Stainless steam fired brew house, 6x60bbl Fermenters/4x30bbl Fermenters and 4x60bbl brite tanks.  We produce about 6,800 bbls of beer annually with a capacity of more than twice that.  The majority of our beer is packaged in cans or kegs for self-distribution.  We package primarily with a mobile canner and do limited small bottling runs with a 4 head filler.  As a company we are committed to four pillars which we identify as: Quality, Customer Service, Conservation and Community, and are focused on the safety, wellbeing and success of our employees.

JOB DESCRIPTION:

The Production Manager is responsible for managing all aspects of the production of consistent high-quality beer based on Cape Cod Beer’s existing recipes, as well as development of new recipes for our Pilot System, and Cask and Barrel Aging Programs. As an integral member of the management team the Production Manager must be able to work with the Director of Sales and the Retail/Taproom Manager to forecast product requirements, maintain inventory levels, and help the company sustain world class customer service.  While this position is primarily a management position, shift brewing may be required occasionally. The successful candidate will be excited at the prospect of managing a successful growing production operation in a HIGHLY SEASONAL environment. The Production Manager has a year round full time team of 4-5, is responsible for management of production of our products from grain to glass/package, and reports directly to the Brewmaster / President.

JOB REQUIREMENTS

  • Minimum of 4 years brewing experience in production brewery.
  • High level of mechanical aptitude.
  • Previous management experience required.
  • Ability to communicate regularly and efficiently with a positive attitude, sincere interest, and in a positive and respectful way with staff and management alike.
  • Must enjoy beer and the culture of beer, and be always looking for ways to make the beer better.
  • Flexible work schedule to accommodate production or public events as needed, i.e. be able to work beyond normal hours when necessary.
  • Degree in Fermentation Science, Diploma Course or related course work are a big plus.
  • Knowledge of basic laboratory methods for craft breweries a plus.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Overseeing production staff in a production brewery.
  • Managing and scheduling of all production tasks and staff.
  • Scheduling and managing packaging based on company forecasts and par levels.
  • Maintaining production associated inventory levels, including raw materials and finished product.
  • Maintaining and enforcing the use of standard operating procedures (SOP’s)
  • Maintaining quality control throughout all aspects of brewing process.
  • Overseeing that the production and warehouse areas are kept in a clean and tour ready.
  • Working with brewers to maintain specialty beer, barrel aged, cask, pilot beer, and non-alcoholic beverage programs.
  • Working as a shift brewer as required.
  • Utilizing mechanical aptitude to maintain and repair all production equipment, as well as training production staff in repair and maintenance techniques. Managing repair vendors as needed.
  • Maintaining production related documentation.
  • Developing and maintaining a sense of “team” amongst production staff.
  • Working collaboratively on new recipe development, process changes or planning and implementation of facilities expansion, not limited to additional space, additional equipment, and alternative packaging and filling scenarios
  • Overseeing budgets and expenses for department
  • Making decisions in a timely manner regarding production
  • Utilizing Excel, Word, Access and similar programs for brewery schedules
  • Setting a good example for the staff with regard to punctuality, attendance, attitude and hygiene.
  • Continuing development of our safety and QC programs
  • Carrying out any other reasonable duties as required.

ABILITIES AND SKILLS

  • Must be able to safely operate a forklift.
  • Must be able to communicate effectively with staff, suppliers and customers.
  • Must be able to multi-task and effectively manage time while also being detail and quality focused.
  • Must demonstrate a strong work ethic, be able to stand for 8 -10 hours per day, lift 55 lb grain bags, climb stairs, stoop in close quarters, fill and move kegs (165 lbs.) and cases, grip & manipulate tri-clamps and drag hoses, several times a day.
  • Must be able to work both independently and as an integral member of a team.
  • Must have the ability to read and understand a variety of scientific instruments and calculations.
  • Must be available to work flexible schedules including weekends.
  • Must be responsible and dependable.
  • Must have a well developed sense of humor.
  • Must enjoy making good beer.

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Production Manager

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