Production Manager

Fort Point Beer Company

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THE COMPANY

Fort Point is an independent San Francisco beer company made up of people who believe the simple things in life can be a whole lot better. Our approach to brewing is to make the familiar taste unusually delicious. We’re influenced by the craft brewing tradition, but we’re also allergic to dogma. We care most about making beers worth coming back to—beers that people are proud to enjoy and share with each other.

 

THE ROLE

The Production Manager for Fort Point is a strong personnel manager with high beer production technical aptitude in beer production. This person works collaboratively and with a safety first mentality to keep the brewery running and are the go-to people for questions on the floor. This particular role will support our cellar and packaging team, ensuring all steps in managing fermentations, cleaning and sanitizing, centrifugation, and packaging.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Enforce safety standards throughout the production facility

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

  • Guarantee quality standards with our required critical control points

  • Schedule Brewery Technician shifts to cover production requirements

  • Ensuring brewers are properly trained on Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)

  • Ensure shift breaks and overtime tracking happen consistently

  • Engage Production staff in finding solutions to problems as they arise

  • Coordinate with other Production Managers to ensure safety, quality, and production procedures are adhered to

  • Ensure data is entered in real-time into ERP

  • Manage raw materials handling and conduct inventory counts

  • Facilitate communication across the Production department

 

EXPERIENCE

  • 3+ years of food or beverage production experience (Brewery specific is a plus)

  • Strong experience leading a team

  • Advanced Google Suite (Sheets, Docs, Drive), and Apple computer skills

  • Experience with cGMP a plus

  • High School Diploma preferred

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

SKILLS

  • Possesses a safety-first approach to all tasks

  • Analytical and critical thinking skills

  • Creative problem solving skills

  • Demonstrated mechanical ability & technical aptitude

  • Team player with the ability to work autonomously

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Experience with ERP and CRM technologies preferred

  • Experience with Netsuite preferred

  • Able to lift, bend, and move repetitively

  • Able to stand for long periods of time

  • Ability to safely lift at least 55 lbs

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 sick, vacation, and holiday time off

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

  • Eligible for Dental, Vision, Accident, Life, and Identity Theft group plans

  • Eligible for Pet Insurance group plan

  • 401(k)

  • Commuter pre-tax benefits

  • Medical and Dependent Care FSA pre-tax benefits

  • Discounted gym memberships

  • Discounts and Tickets to CA cultural activities 

  • Beer and food benefits

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