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Posted: Thursday, March 8, 2018 11:30 AM


Ghostfish Brewing Company is accepting applications for the position of Production Manager. This is a full-time, salaried position. Compensation will be commensurate with experience.

Ghostfish Brewing is a fast-growing production brewery that began producing beer in December of 2014. While maintaining deep roots in the thriving craft brewing scene, Ghostfish Brewing Company is the first and only dedicated gluten-free brewery in Washington State. We craft our beers from artisan malts created from naturally gluten-free grains not typically utilized in traditional breweries. Our award-winning beers are served out of our brewery Tap Room/Restaurant and currently distributed throughout six U.S. states and B.C., Canada in a variety of packaged formats. All brewing and packaging is completed on premise. Our brewery and retail Tap Room/Restaurant resides in the heart of Seattle’s SoDo neighborhood, an area with a vast history of manufacturing. We are carrying out brewing and packaging initiatives within a building that was originally built in 1926 for a steel foundry.

This position will oversee production activities and production personnel, scheduling of staff and ensure the development and implementation of all Standard Operating Procedures to maintain consistency, quality, and efficiencies throughout the production process. A thorough competency in all aspects of beer production including grain handling, yeast management, filtration, sanitation, packaging and QA/QC required. As with all positions at Ghostfish Brewing Company, we are looking for someone with a passion for world-class beer, a strong work ethic, solid leadership qualities, and a team player.

Duties and Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Duties and Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Manage the Ghostfish Brewing Company brewing operations, including a 15 BBL brewhouse, fermenters, brite tanks and a 1/2 BBL pilot brewing system
Shift brewing as needed
Manage production and packaging team schedules
Develop and execute Standard Operating Procedures and safety standards
Identify areas of increased operational efficiencies and drive continuous improvement culture throughout production team
Develop performance and productivity metrics for production department and hold all production employees accountable for achieving these goals
Monitor beer quality and provide resources for troubleshooting and data analysis
Maintain brewery, cellaring, packaging, and other related documentation in an organized and thorough manner
Monitor and assist in maintaining plant assets through proper maintenance programs
Assist in equipment selection required to execute growth initiatives
Work with production control personnel on production planning and forecasting
Work with ownership on key sourcing and raw material relationships critical for our core beers
Working knowledge of OSHA work place safety requirements
Lead a safety culture and attitude in operations at all time
Promote and model a clean, sanitary and safe work environment
Lead weekly production department meetings and ongoing safety meetings
With the QA Department, develop and review quality reports and statistics to insure consistent, quality finished goods
Coach and mentor production employees, lead training initiatives, create opportunities for team development, assist in hiring decisions and lead performance management and recognition
Conduct annual employee performance reviews
Adherence to department budget parameters provided by ownership
Lead the annual budget process for department
Desired Skills and Experience:

Minimum 5 years of experience in the brewing industry, preferably with a degree or certification in brewing science and technology
Proven brewery knowledge including chemistry and biology
Strong mechanical and electrical abilities and operational understanding of all brewery processes
Solid level of experience with world class manufacturing techniques
Ability to create a strategy to implement continuous improvement initiatives in brewery and packaging processes to meet demand and improve consistency, quality and efficiency
Strong computer skills (web-based e-mail, Microsoft Office suite)
Project management skills related to brewery expansion and growth projects
Proven leadership skills with ability to lead and motivate a growing team
High level of attention to detail and strong verbal and written communication skills
Previous experience with ERP software
Sound knowledge of financial management tools
A desire to teach others about beer and the Ghostfish brand
Self-motivated as well as the ability to work effectively as part of a team
Physical Requirements:

Ability to stand for long periods of time (8-10 hours)
Ability to lift heavy objects (lifting up to 55 pounds)
Ability to work in hot and cold environments
Ghostfish Brewing Company provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants and does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, military status, or political ideology in any of its activities or operations.

• Location: Seattle, Seattle, WA

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