Vintage Wine Estates is a collection of vintner family-owned winery estates and brands based in Santa Rosa, California. We are an industry leader across all sales channels and dedicated to providing wine consumers with a range of wine selections from $10 to $100 dollars. Vintage Wine Estates is a dynamic, growing organization seeking a Bottling Line Lead to join our team. Customer service is central in our culture, with focus on both our external and our internal customers. We value individuals with an entrepreneurial spirit who enjoy working with a professional, results-driven team in a collaborative environment.
The Bottling Line Lead will provide general leadership and work direction for all work performed in the Bottling Department. Assists with the enforcement of safety regulations and helps to ensure product quality. Works with the Bottling Supervisor to coordinate bottling resources to meet schedule demands. Delegates work assignments as necessary.
MAIN DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Performs sanitation procedures for both start-up and shut down functions. Performs membrane integrity testing procedures and train others to perform the procedures as required.
• Follows standard operating procedures in the performance of all bottling activities to ensure maximum productivity and wine quality objectives are achieved.
• Provides assistance with bottling line changeovers, preventive maintenance and filler sanitation procedures.
• Assists the Supervisor with the allocation of personnel and equipment resources.
• Able to assist with Bottling Supervisor duties in his/her absence.
• Communication/Leadership: Directs work performed to ensure proper procedures are followed, including adherence to safety regulations. Assists in the development of improved procedures and techniques. Helps train, evaluate and retrain new team members.
• Assists with communication involving cellar, QA and maintenance to resolve quality, efficiency and safety issues.
• Acts as the bottling team’s training coordinator, orienting new team members and directing their training activities. Documents training progress and works with the Bottling Supervisor to address any issues.
• Forklift operation: Performs all forklift and pallet jack related responsibilities including generation and attachment of pallet tags, loading/unloading of trucks and preparation of bills of lading.
• Adheres to all safety policies and procedures, including but not limited to timely and accurate reporting of all work-related injuries and illnesses to the supervisor, promoting safety awareness to co-workers, advising the supervisor of any unsafe acts and conditions and wearing required personal protective equipment.
• Preform duties with minimal supervision and understand, follow and provide direction to employees in all bottling line procedures
• Assist in the diagnosis and adjustment of bottling equipment and processes.
• Additional duties and responsibilities as assigned
• Ability to enforce safety regulations
• Current forklift certification and ability to operate a forklift and pallet jack
• Must be able to read, write and communicate effectively in English
• Current forklift certification and ability to operate a forklift and pallet jack.
• Versatility, flexibility, and a willingness to work in an evolving environment with enthusiasm
• Basic math skills
• High school diploma or general education degree (GED) required
• Minimum of 3 years’ experience in all phases of bottling operations or equivalent experience
• Familiarity with the use of all types of winery equipment is essential
• Must share company values: integrity, respect, value creation, compliance, customer focus
• Bilingual preferred.
• Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position
• Must be able to climb stairs and ladders safely
• Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs
• Must be able to coordinate multiple tasks simultaneously
• Must work overtime as required; must be willing and able to cover any shift with reasonable notice
• Hearing and eye protection equipment is required at all times within the bottling areas.
• Alertness and the ability to quickly respond to equipment malfunctions are required.
• Walking up and down stairs and ladders, bending, excessive standing and walking are required.
• Irregular shifts, including swing, graveyard, and long hours may be required. Work hours may be affected by bottling equipment failures.
Vintage Wine Estates provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, or any other legally protected status.