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Quality Control Manager

Delicato Family Vineyards

Manteca, CA

Job Description:

Delicato Family Vineyards has an exciting immediate career opportunity for a Quality Control Manager, at our Manteca, CA winery.

Delicato Family Vineyards is a family-owned California winery founded in 1924. Three generations of the Indelicato family have guided grapes from vineyard to bottle and into homes and dining establishments around the world. Delicato Family Vineyards is steadfastly committed to crafting and representing wines of the highest quality produced in accordance with sustainable winegrowing practices. Among the leading and fastest growing wine companies in America, the Delicato Family Vineyards’ portfolio includes Gnarly Head, Black Stallion Estate Winery, Noble Vines, Belle Ambiance, Diora, Juxtapoz, HandCraft Artisan Collection, La Merika, Brazin, Bota Box, Massimo, Irony, Domino, Sequin, Twisted and Z. Alexander Brown.

Under little or no supervision and acting on own initiative, this position is responsible for quality control of DFV bottling operations from finished wine to warehousing finished goods. The position includes managing a team that provides 24 hr per day quality control coverage, quality control laboratories, accurate finished goods inventory status, continuous improvement and strong leadership throughout the organization. This position is responsible for short and long term bottling quality, efficiency and overall performance. The position also includes ensuring collaboration and proactive communication with Bottling and Bottling Maintenance in addition to other associated departments/individuals.

•  Understands, communicates, and shares Company vision throughout division/organization and provide cross-functional perspective, direction, and support
•  Provides leadership and personal support; coaches, guides, nurtures and develops the right people; leads by example
•  Drives Company focus, manages culture, encourages strong work ethic, and fosters an environment of trust and respect
•  Develops group and individual performance plans in alignment with Company goals and objectives; communicates clearly defined individual and group objectives; maintains level of productivity in unit
•  Trains employees to do their job; sets standards for work performance
•  Monitors performance and provides feedback to direct reports through formal and informal performance feedback; regularly communicates with staff to achieve mutual understanding and desired results
•  Recognizes and addresses performance strengths and limitations of subordinates
•  Manages employee attendance to ensure compliance with Company standards; approve/monitor overtime
•  Communicates and supports Company policies and decisions in a positive manner
•  Develops staffing needs, selects new employees, makes recommendations in job evaluation and compensation, recommends termination actions
•  Conducts team meetings with department employees; includes monthly safety topic, ISO, DOE and other applicable training
•  Handles employee issues, concerns, and complaints in an objective and confidential manner
•  Provides employees with a safe, comfortable, and rewarding work environment
•  Prepares and monitors department budget


•  Plans and executes all phases of quality control within the bottling operations adhering to quality, productivity, held inventory, capacity, customer, compliance and budgetary standards
•  Ensures team is in place, trained and performing at optimal levels in order to deliver daily bottling production requirements/standards and other essential deliverables
•  Creates and manages scheduling of technicians to ensure efficient quality control performance and coverage
•  Executes continuous improvement collaboration and champions initiatives that improve overall quality control, bottling processes, equipment performance, production capacity, package quality and related measures
•  Enforces Safety, ISO, HACCP, cGMP, DOE and other applicable business critical standards

*Other duties may be assigned


Education and Experience

•  Bachelor’s Degree in business, food science or related field. 7 to 10 years’ experience in bottling or consumer goods manufacturing. Requires in-depth experience in a high paced Lean production environment
•  5 to 7 years direct leadership and management in food/beverage manufacturing

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

•  Project management experience. Computer literacy in a SAP, statistical analysis software and Microsoft environment (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio, OneNote, Outlook). Bottling equipment knowledge preferred. Understands packaging, analytical and microbiological lab equipment and processes
•  Experience with computerized data management systems

Certificates and Licenses
•  Acceptable driving history with valid Driver’s License


•  General manufacturing plant work
•  At times, may work in noisy and dirty conditions
•  May be required to travel between job sites for project oversight

Delicato offers its employees a generous and comprehensive benefits package. The core health insurance components include medical, dental and vision, where Delicato covers nearly the entire cost for employees and a large percentage for dependents. Additional health benefits include life, disability and flexible spending accounts. Other benefits include 401(k) with generous company match, discretionary profit sharing, paid time off (PTO), paid holidays, wine & merchandise discounts, tuition reimbursement, gym discounts & many more.


Additional Information:

Job Posted:
Wednesday, January 11th
Type of Work:
Full Time
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