Food & Beverage Manufacturing Careers

Did you know that food and beverage manufacturing is one of the biggest industries in the North Bay? Big companies like Traditional Medicinals, E. & J. Gallo, Amy’s Kitchen, Korbel, La Tortilla Factory, Lagunitas, and Guayaki Yerba Mate are just a taste of what our local region has to offer. Whether you join a career at one of these large employers or a smaller up-and-coming company like Revive Kombucha, Smashmallow, and Miyokos Kitchen, this industry provides incredible and endless opportunities.

  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Maintenance Technician
  • Food Scientist
  • Quality Assurance
  • Production Manager
  • Chef
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Procurement Specialist
  • Lab Technician
  • Operations Director
  • Shipping and Logistics
  • And More!

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VIRTUAL ACTIVITIES

EXPLORE THE INDUSTRY THROUGH VIRTUAL TOURS, PANELS, AND DEMONSTRATIONS.

Demonstration & Discussion:

WINERY WELDING DEMONSTRATION

with E. & J. Gallo

We go on-site at E. & J. Gallo Winery for a tour, welding demonstration and to discuss careers within the critical role of winery maintenance.

Demonstration & Discussion:

AUTOMATION AND THE CAREERS OF THE FUTURE

with Blentech Corporation

The jobs of tomorrow will look different from the jobs of today. Automation is becoming more prevalent but there are ways to get ahead of the curve and prepare for the careers of future.

Tour & Discussion:

THE MANUFACTURING PROCESS OF TEA

with Traditional Medicinals

Take a look inside one of the biggest tea companies in the world, Traditional Medicinals! See the process of how medicinal tea is made to create a product that is both tasty and healthy.

Career Profile:

TRAINING & DEVELOPMENT

with E. & J. Gallo

Growing up in Sonoma County, Ronny did not know what he wanted for a career until he did his senior project at E. & J. Gallo. Now, Ronny helps others at Gallo grow their skills and careers by leading training and development at their site.

Career Profile:

MATERIALS MANAGER

with Petaluma Poultry

This Elsie Allen High School grad worked at other manufacturing companies until she found her home at Petaluma Poultry. Starting in production, Andrea showed dedication, interest, and a willingness to learn, and grew to become Petaluma Poultry’s Materials Manager.

Panel Discussion:

HOW SENSORS ARE USED IN MANUFACTURING

with Straus Family Creamery, Keysight Technologies, and Vinify Wine Services

What do a creamery, a tech company, and a wine company all have in common? Sensors! Straus Family Creamery, Keysight Technologies, and Vinifiy Wine Services discuss how their company uses sensors every day in their manufacturing process.

Career Profile:

PRODUCTION MANAGER

with Straus Family Creamery

German started out as an entry-level production assistant with no experience and worked his way up to become Production Manager at Straus Family Creamery.

Career Profile:

CELLAR MASTER

with Jackson Family Wines

From lab techs, maintenance, vineyard, and marketing, there are plenty of career opportunities. Ramiro’s job as Cellar Master allows him to lead a team, works with machines, and helps make his favorite wines every day. “Could I imagine working anywhere else? No. I’m Jackson Family Wines forever!”

Career Profile:

TEAM LEAD

with E. & J. Gallo

Josh Little fell in love with the wine industry while interning at Gallo Sonoma in High School. With the passion to take on new challenges, he has risen through the ranks and now leads an entire team.

ONE-ON-ONE

CAREER INTERVIEWS

WITH REAL PEOPLE IN THE NORTH BAY

FOOD & BEVERAGE MANUFACTURING

ROSA FLORES, QUALITY SUPERVISOR
MANZANA PRODUCTS

Starting in an entry-level position in 2012, Rosa Flores worked hard and worked her way up to become the Quality Supervisor at Manzana Products. Hear about the skills and dedication needed to be successful in this kind of career.

FOOD & BEVERAGE MANUFACTURING

PATRICK BARKSDALE,
PREVENTATIVE MAINTENANCE COORDINATOR
TRADITIONAL MEDICINALS

Patrick studies computer science but always loved to work on machines. So, he followed his passion and started working under senior mechanics. Today, Patrick maintains some of the most unique manufacturing equipment in the world.

FOOD & BEVERAGE MANUFACTURING

LUIS MAZUL, PRODUCTION MANAGER
MANZANA PRODUCTS

With an interest in food and an inquisitive mind, Luis Mazul, pursued a food science career. Now, Luis leads a large team as a Production Manager at Manzana Products.

ENTREVISTAS VIRTUALES EN ESPAÑOL

CON PERSONAS REALES EN LA BAHÍA DEL NORTE

FABRICACIÓN DE ALIMENTOS Y BEBIDAS

ROSA FLORES, SUPERVISORA DE CALIDAD
MANZANA PRODUCTS

“Asegurando la calidad en cada producto.” Una entrevista con Rosa Flores, Supervisora de Calidad para Manzana Products, Inc.

FABRICACIÓN DE ALIMENTOS Y BEBIDAS

LUIS MAZUL, GERENTE DE PRODUCCIN
MANZANA PRODUCTS

“De Culinario la Ciencia de Alimentos.” Una entrevista con Luis Mazul, Gerente de Producción para Manzana Products, Inc.