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Cellar Hand

Montinore Estate

Forest Grove, OR

Job Description:

Montinore Estate is seeking a Cellar Hand to assist the winemaking staff in the daily activities in both the winery and cellar. The Cellar Hand’s main responsibilities include cleaning and sanitation, bottling, harvest operations, barrel work, operating winery equipment with the intention of assisting to make clean wines of the highest quality. This position will require superior attention to detail and must work well within the winemaking team to craft the best possible wines.

Essential Job Functions
•  Execute work orders with a high level of independence
•  Maintain the highest level of sanitation in the production work area
•  Maintain the superior quality of the bulk wine through vigilant sensory evaluation of every wine lot
•  Operate winery process equipment/machinery at a highly proficient and consistent level
•  Complete cellar sanitation and maintenance
•  Clean and/or sterilize tanks, hoses, pumps, and other related winemaking equipment
•  Barrel related activities: moving barrels, filling, emptying, topping, additions
•  Accurately perform treatment of wines as directed
•  Help to maintain general cleanliness and good sanitation in wine processing and bottling areas

Job Qualifications
•  Communicate well in any form of media: concise, clear and transparent
•  Cheerful, positive, “can do attitude”. Fair, friendly, and authentic
•  Read, write and speak fluent English. Spoken Spanish is a plus
•  Good observation and communication skills (written and verbal) essential
•  Able to bend, squat, and stand for long periods of time
•  Climb stairs, catwalk, and ladder
•  Able to lift 50 lbs
•  Basic math skills
•  Attention to detail and ability to follow through with assignments and projects
•  Accurately carry out written and verbal instructions
•  Work in a safe, efficient and cooperative manner
•  Perform regular strenuous physical work
•  Operate all winery process machinery in an efficient, safe and sanitary manner
•  Must comply with all safety procedures and equipment requirements including respirator, ear plugs, and safety glasses
•  Able to work long and irregular hours during peak periods or on various shifts

Additional Information:

Job Posted:
Wednesday, December 6th
Type of Work:
Full Time
Salary Information:
Hourly + benefits and 401k