The Bottling Line Manager/Maintenance Tech is responsible for coordinating and facilitating planning, staffing, training and operation of bottling line. Also, assisting with; maintaining, repairing, troubleshooting and upgrading piping systems, water distribution systems, and equipment associated with the winery and for keeping current with all associated compliance requirements and training related to the winery, its operation and support systems. These systems include: electrical, HVAC, production equipment, fermentation tanks, wastewater. Provides safety and quality leadership by modeling desired behaviors. Leads and participates in continuous improvement efforts centered on all aspects of the production environment: safety, quality, environment, delivery and cost. Responsible for implementing bottling maintenance programs and protocols to ensure bottling lines are operating at the highest levels within the industry. This position will work closely with production and winemaking teams to ensure objectives and goals are met or exceeded. Applicant must live or be willing to live in Lake County. Our growing team and winery are looking for someone who will grow with us and help add to the great team we currently have.
• Responsible for the efficient execution of all bottling and maintenance activities.
• Monitors, troubleshoots and repairs bottling lines to ensure all production targets are met.
• Develops and maintains comprehensive preventative maintenance programs for packaging machinery and ancillary equipment systems.
• Develops and maintains a comprehensive spare parts management system.
• Utilizes technical skills in troubleshooting, adjusting, and repairing packaging machinery using mechanical aptitude to solve all mechanical and electrical problems in the bottling facility.
• Utilizes proficient report writing skills to document events, activities, and packaging machinery research and testing protocols.
• Assists with new equipment start-ups and installations as required.
• Ensures compliance with all safety equipment requirements including, but not limited to, Lock Out Tag Out, Fall Protection, Powered Industrial Truck operation, proper use of Personal Protective Equipment.
• Responsible for communicating any potential or realized problems with wine product, wine packaging, packaging equipment or personnel.
• Understands and demonstrates ability to act on Emergency Response Plan (drills, actual).
• Takes lead during, or coordinating first aid incidents. Trained in First Aid, CPR and Bloodborne Pathogens.
• Responsible for ensuring a safe working environment. Takes immediate action to correct safety issues and notifies leadership.
• Ensures compliance to all OSHA, State and Federal regulations with regard to workplace rules and environment.
• Identifies continuous improvement opportunities within the following categories: Safety, People, Quality, Environment, Delivery and Cost.
• Responsible for creating and implementing the Production Bottling Schedule. Participates in planning standard work and ensures tactical decisions are executed on time and accurately as issues arise. Understands the impact of scheduling changes and minimizes perturbations while coordinating changes.
• Monitors sanitation of packaging facilities.
• Maintains work area clean and orderly.
• Manages numerous ongoing projects.
• Acts as a team player focused on team building concepts, taking direction well.
• High School diploma or G.E.D.
• Ability to work overtime and extended hours.
• Previous bottling line or packaging line maintenance experience essential.
• Ability to work safely, including proper handling techniques for hazardous substances and use of personal protective equipment.
• Organizational skills and the ability to follow through on projects with minimal supervision.
• Strong analytical skills.
• Strong and proven work ethic.
• Good communication and listening skills.
• Commitment to excellence and high standards.
• Good judgment with the ability to make timely and sound decisions.
• Passion, enthusiasm, focus, creativity, and a positive outlook.
• Ability to perform the physical labor necessary.
• Ability to problem solve, especially when handling conflict situations.
• Ability to multitask.
• Bilingual: English and Spanish (read, write, speak, and understand).
Good vision, hearing, noise levels can be moderate to loud. Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and under pressure. Frequent walking, including going up and down stairs and ladders, bending, stooping, and twisting in the performance of various tasks in the warehouse environment. Must be able to stand for long periods of time, reach with hands and arms, sit, walk, climb, bend, stoop and kneel. Must be able to lift and move up to 50 pound boxes occasionally.
Salary is negotiable and based on experience.