Production Manager: August Schell Brewing Co.

August Schell Brewing Company is a family owned and operated brewery in New Ulm, Minnesota. We began in 1860 when August Schell, a German immigrant, couldn’t find a traditional German beer in his new home. So, he made his own.

While the brewery has seen some changes, like plumbing, August’s legacy of being an innovative brewmaster remains. It has continued through six generations and over 100 variety of German Craft beer. Schell’s Brewery has a great opportunity for an individual to join our team as a Production Manager.


Directs overall production operations ensuring the achievement of production objectives at the lowest cost consistent with the company quality standards and customer delivery requirements. Organize and control release of production order documents to support the production schedule and provide administrative support to the production and planning staff.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

This list of duties and responsibilities is not all-inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties and responsibilities, as management may deem necessary from time to time.

  • Reviews production orders or schedules to ascertain product data such as types, quantities, and specifications of products and scheduled delivery dates in order to plan department operations.

  • Plans production operations, establishing priorities and sequences for manufacturing products.

  • Prepares operational schedules and coordinates manufacturing activities to ensure production and quality of products meets specifications.

  • Order and maintain inventory of direct materials to ensure seamless operation and prevent outages.

  • Maintain accurate inventory counts on both direct materials and finished goods.

  • Identify operational improvement opportunities within production and develop and implement workable, cost-effective solutions.

  • Reviews production and operating reports and resolves operational, manufacturing, and maintenance problems to ensure minimum costs and prevent operational delays.

  • Inspects machines and equipment to ensure specific operational performance and optimum utilization.

  • Develops or revises standard operational and working practices and observes workers to ensure compliance with standards.

  • Compiles, stores, and retrieves production data.

  • Prepare and maintain written correspondence.

  • Resolve problems and triage issues with guidance from the Operations Director.

  • Coordinate schedules for production staff and expedite any shortages.

  • Work closely with other areas of production on various assignments as necessary.

  • Oversee training and development of production staff.

  • Responsible for management of warehouse staff, including managing time off, training, performance management and employee relations.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience

Prefers a bachelor's degree in production and operations management from a four-year college or university or a minimum of five years progressively responsible related experience; or a combination of education and experience. Requires the ability to operate a computer, a variety of small hand tools and precision measuring devices, and standard office machines. Requires a general knowledge of company products and procedures. Requires a working knowledge of accounting methods and cost control procedures

Physical Demands

The physical demands required of the position include prolonged sitting and walking, extended periods of computer use and keyboarding, and a normal range of hearing and vision.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Must be able to operate standard office equipment

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice. .

Job Type: Full-time


  • Production Management: 5 years (Required)