Distillery Production Manager

Griffo Distillery

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About Griffo Distillery: We are a grain to glass production facility located in Petaluma, California. We create fresh, beautiful, small-batch spirits with a focus on precision and craft. Griffo Distillery produces 5 key market spirits and diverse limited releases. Griffo is additionally a production facility offering full cocktail and wine canning services and custom distilling.

Our team is small, dynamic, and each person works hard in a positive work environment
Role and Responsibilities:The primary function of this position is to oversee and manage most of the production at Griffo Distillery. The Production Manager will be trained to take ownership of our canning and brewing process and will work closely with our Head Distiller to learn Griffo Distillery’s innovative technology and craft-based processes. The Production Assistant will report directly to the Production Manager and support all Production work. There may also be opportunity for the right person to take on complex distilling responsibilities over time. This position’s main responsibilities are (with support from the Production Assistant):

  • Leading on non-distilling production (batching cocktails and beverages to be canned)
  • Receiving of product via tanker and trucks
  • Managing bottling and canning days
  • Equipment maintenance and cleaning
  • Inventory management
  • Brewing and fermentation for spirit production
  • Cellar work, including barrel filling and loading
  • Maintain sanitary standards on all equipment
  • Record keeping for internal records and legal compliance
  • Maintaining and improving general organization
  • Occasionally this position will be asked to engage with the public at our Tasting Bar and provide tours (post-Covid-19)

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Prior experience working in a production facility – ideally a winery, brewery, bakery or distillery (if you believe you are a good fit for this job but have other relevant experience, please explain that in your Cover Letter)
  • Sense of humor
  • Comfort in a startup environment where all team members must pitch in and work independently
  • Algebra skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Commitment to cleanliness
  • Lift 60+ pound bags repeatedly throughout the day
  • Comfort with loud to moderate noise during milling
  • Ability to stand for long periods of time
  • High school diploma
  • 21 years or older
  • Ability to take direction yet work autonomously

Additionally desired qualifications:

  • Intellectual curiosity to learn more about your position, the spirit making process, and how to improve each step
  • Comfort operating a forklift
  • A background in brewing, wine making or baking
  • A natural inclination toward the sciences or engineering
  • Experience with mechanical maintenance and plumbing
  • Interest or capacity in coding
  • BA or BS

For the right person who is dedicated and willing to show up consistently and work hard there will definitely be room for growth in both salary and leadership. This person must be committed to showing up, working hard, learning and growing. This is a 40-45 hour a week exempt position.

Griffo Distillery is proud to be an equal opportunity employer committed to identifying and developing the skills and leadership of people from diverse backgrounds. EOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled

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