Assistant Production Manager

Location: Lemon Creek, Juneau, Alaska

Application Close Date: March 15, 2024 or Until Filled

Pay: starts $20 - $26, DOE         Start Date: ASAP

Hours: Monday - Thursday: 7:35am - 5:20pm

Perks: Paid Time Off, Free Product, 4-day work week

Job Title: Assistant Manager       Location: Juneau, Alaska

About Barnacle Foods:

Grow with us! At Barnacle, we strive to connect people to unique Alaskan ingredients through familiar, everyday foods like hot sauce, salsa, and pickles. Our production and fulfillment team is the heart of Barnacle, and the Assistant Production Manager helps lead this team toward excellent performance. It's a fast-paced job, with a high-energy team and music bumpin' all day long. Become part of an emerging industry and work in a fast-paced workplace with a fun, positive, and supportive work environment.

Specific Duties

Supervision of Crew

Oversee and cultivate a safe, productive, and supportive work environment

  • Train crew members in production procedures

  • Observe and evaluate crew members and work procedures to ensure quality and efficiency standards are met  

  • Provide praise and constructive feedback for crew members, redirecting as needed

  • Communicate clearly so that all expectations are shared and understood

  • Solicit and respond to feedback from crew members


Production Management

Help lead Production of products (depending on business need and candidate aptitude)

  • Learn every day. We are a small and growing team, and how we operate changes frequently

  • Oversee production of Barnacle’s products, ensuring adherence to Barnacle’s procedures and process controls

  • Ensure that production processes are executed accurately, exercising attention to detail and time management skills  

  • Recommend measures for improving work procedures and crew performance to increase quality, efficiency, and job satisfaction


General Duties: Get shit done

  • Clean and sanitize the processing area, dishes, and equipment

  • Wild harvesting and processing of Alaska kelp

  • Carefully weigh, record, and assemble products following detailed procedures

  • Complete other duties as assigned

  • Package products for shipping following different protocols for wholesale and online orders


The ideal candidate is:

  • Inspired by Barnacle’s mission and excited to be part of the emerging mariculture industry

  • A highly motivated, self-starter that is able to work in a fast-paced environment

  • A quick learner with the ability to pay close attention to detail

  • A natural leader with the ability to motivate others

  • Familiar with food safety protocols and knows their way around a kitchen



  • Maintain and enforce a strict level of personal and workplace hygiene

  • Comply with food safety protocols for food processors

  • Ability to lift 50 lbs and work on feet all-day

  • Valid drivers license (preferred)


Physical demands and work environment: The physical and work environment characteristics 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 essential functions.

  • Physical Demand: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to walk, use hands, handle objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; balance, stoop; bend or crouch; talk or hear. The employee must be able to lift/carry and/or move up to 50 pounds safely. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. The job requires most of the day to be spent on feet, standing.

  • Work environment: While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be exposed to weather conditions and other elements prevalent at the time. The noise level in the work environment is high at times.



  • Email JEFF@BARNACLEFOODS.COM with subject "[Your Name] Assistant Production Manager Application"

  • Explain your interest in the position

  • Attach Your Resume

  • Share two professional references


Barnacle Foods is an equal opportunity employer and committed to diversity in its workplace. We hire qualified candidates and make all employment-related decisions based on job-related qualifications, without regard to characteristics such as race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, citizenship status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other status protected by law.