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This role has been filled! Got a lot of awesome reach-outs from this posting. I'm going to post our Lab Manager role here to share with all of you as well. Cheers! Templeton Rye Whiskey is opening a new distillery in Templeton, Iowa. We are looking for a Production Manager to join our team! If you're interested, email me at email@example.com. Here are the specs: Templeton Rye is looking for a Production Manager with an Engineering or secondary education degree and at least 2 years of experience overseeing production in a similar role. The Production Manager is to plan, organize and control production to ensure that distilled spirits are being produced efficiently, on time and of acceptable quality. The Production Manager will report to the Operations Manager and oversee the whiskey production which includes grain receiving, cooking, fermentation, distillation and proofing. The Production Manager will also oversee Utilities (Boilers, Soft Water, RO water, compressed air, CIP and stillage treatment plant). DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: · Manages inventories of all raw goods needed for the production of spirits. · Receiving and offloading of grain (trucks and super sacks) · Schedule all milling, cooking, fermentation and distillation processes · Manage distillate inventories (tanks, barrels and in process) · Participate in quality panels · Oversee the utility systems including boilers, RO water, softeners and compressed air · Train employees on the process and required safety training · Oversee plant sanitation and food safety · Participate in community events · Troubleshoot equipment issues as needed · May perform additional duties assigned REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: · Engineering degree (process related field) or secondary education degree and at least 2 years of service in a similar role. · Communication Skills – ability to openly communicate with co-workers and management · Mechanical Skills – can perform minor repairs and adjustments of equipment as needed · Critical Thinking Ability – employee can perform moderate to difficult calculations to confidently carry out job expectations to meet the needs of the business · Integrity – Can hold themselves and others to the companies and own values. DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: · 3+ years fermentation experience · 3+ years distillation experience · 5+ years supervisory experience · Experience with controls including tuning & troubleshooting · Demonstrated ability to lead a team
I know most of us on here are probably too small to really worry about this, I'm attached to a brewery large enough that we are and I've been tasked with sorting out our non-production inventory. I've been cataloging everything we have and reading up on Maintenance, Repair, and Operations (the MRO in the title) inventory management but the examples aren't as helpful as I would like. I don't feel we're large enough to purchase a software suite to handle the thinking part, we're DEFINITELY not large or focused enough in our needs to have a vendor contract, and 'centrally located storage' is a funny way to put 'the back corner of the mezzanine'. Does anyone here have a manual spare parts management system they're happy with? How do you keep usage records straight with more than a few users? Did you manage to sell the idea to your whole staff, or does someone need to go through regularly and see what's missing? For a little leg up on people who (like me a month ago) haven't even heard of MRO, here are some articles I've found helpful. http://www.supplychain247.com/article/five_basic_practices_that_can_quickly_close_the_gap_with_mro_inventory/inventory https://www.idcon.com/resource-library/articles/best-practices/1059-storeroom-spare-parts-what-good-looks-like.html https://www.lce.com/Changing-the-Storeroom-Culture-to-Best-Practice-Performance-1292.html