Production Manager

Fort Point Beer Company

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Fort Point is an independent San Francisco brewery made up of people who believe the simple things in life can be a whole lot better.

POSITION SUMMARY:

Fort Point is a fast-paced production facility producing over 40,000 BBL annually. We’re looking for someone to help run the show at our brewery that sits on the beautiful Crissy Field in the Presidio, overlooking the Bay. Our focus: safety, quality, a positive work environment for our team to develop their brewing skills. If you care about the details and enjoy problem solving, we want to talk with you.

The Production Manager is responsible for overseeing the entire beer production cycle, from brewhouse to package. Their main responsibilities are enforcing safeguards at our critical control points, driving process improvements, maintaining record keeping and data logging, and updating scheduling and workflows. This person must be capable of managing and training production employees, coordinating with other Production Managers and finding swift solutions to problems that may arise. This position plays an active role in daily production operations and is also expected to contribute their expertise to improving production processes, maximizing efficiencies, and promoting a culture of quality and safety. A strong knack for creative collaboration, clear communication, and a constant desire to teach, learn, and solve problems is key.

PRIMARY DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Act as Person in Charge (PIC) on the production floor—including emergency response readiness

  • Train employees on Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)

  • Ensure employment policy compliance: shift breaks and overtime tracking

  • Troubleshoot problems brought up by Production staff

  • Identify and execute on process improvement opportunities

  • Contribute to recipe creation and improvement

SECONDARY DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Execute all duties of Brewery Technician role if needed.

  • Assist with day to day planning of process and procedures.

  • Inventory raw materials

  • Facilitate communication across production

  • Task based scheduling

  • Enforcement of regulations and standards (OSHA, GMP, House Rules)

KNOWLEDGE/EXPERIENCE/EDUCATION REQUIRED:

  • Competent with Google Sheets/Microsoft Office suite of programs(i.e. Word, Excel, and Outlook)

  • Knowledge of complex systems, automated processes and quality control

  • 3+ years of production facility experience (Brewery specific is a plus)

  • Experience working in a manufacturing or production environment

  • Experience executing maintenance on manufacturing equipment strongly preferred

  • Must be 21 years of age or older at the time of application

REQUIRED SKILLS

  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills

  • Demonstrated mechanical ability & technical aptitude

  • Team player with the ability to work autonomously

  • Ability to analyze problems, identify solutions and implement procedures for solutions

  • Must able to work autonomously with focus and determination

  • Excellent communication skills

KNOWLEDGE/EXPERIENCE/EDUCATION PREFERRED:

  • High School Diploma

  • Experience leading a team

PREFERRED SKILLS:   

  • Ability to multitask and prioritize

  • Strong critical thinking and problem solving ability

  • Possesses a safety-first approach to all tasks

  • Works collaboratively and effectively in a team environment

  • Clear and effective communicator

  • Always striving for improvement

  • Committed to producing the highest quality beer possible

EXPECTED HOURS OF WORK:

  • Weekday morning, weekend, and/or evening schedule may be required

EQUIPMENT OPERATION/SKILLS:  

  • Operate canning line and auxiliary equipment

  • Operate forklift, scissor lift and manual and powered pallet jack

  • Centrifugal pump

  • Density meter, pH meter, microscope, and general lab equipment

  • Centrifuge

  • Brewhouse - Mash mixer, lauter tun, kettle, whirlpool

BENEFITS

  • Paid Time Off

  • Paid company holidays

  • Health Care: 100% Employer contribution to Kaiser Gold plan and 50% for Dependents

  • Supplementary: Eligible for Dental, Vision, and Life group plan

  • Commuter pre-tax benefits

  • FSA pre-tax benefits

  • Discounted Planet Granite or other Gym membership

  • Beer and Food benefits


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