Mendocino Wine Company and Parducci Wine Cellars, a family owned winery located in Ukiah, is seeking an experienced Bottling Equipment Operator to join our Production team. The ideal candidate will possess a minimum of 2 years’ experience operating various mechanical equipment on a bottling line including fillers, corkers, screwcappers, capsulers, labelers and cardboard packaging machinery. This person must be a team player, dependable, and have a “can-do” attitude to help a growing winery.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following:
• Start-up bottling line, ensure equipment is functioning properly
• Make adjustments to equipment to comply with QC Standards
• Assist with parts and materials inventory as needed
• Initiate weekly plan to obtain sanitation goals according to company goals
• Mechanical expertise for change over and set-up
• Bottling operations back-up support as needed including:
o Dumping glass into line
o Capsule application
o Loading bottles into case
o Labeling cases
o Stacking cases onto pallet
QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: High school diploma or certificate. Candidate must have two (2) years of prior experience operating mechanized beverage or food manufacturing equipment.
LANGUAGE SKILLS: Ability to effectively communicate information and respond to questions from managers and co-workers. Ability to converse in English preferred.
MATHEMATICAL SKILLS: Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as proportions, percentages, and volume.
REASONING ABILITY: Ability to interpret a variety of technical instructions in written, mathematical or diagram form.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, and taste or smell. The employee is frequently required to use hands to handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus. While performing the duties of this job, the employee frequently works near motorized equipment and is usually exposed to cold work environments. The noise level in the work environment is usually high.
Candidate must be 21 years of age.
Forklift Certification preferred.
Normal shift hours are Monday through Friday from 8am to 4:30pm. Some overtime is required to meet production demands.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: MWC is a small, fast paced, family owned entrepreneurial company. The ability to work in a fast paced work environment with all levels of personalities within the organization is required.
Competitive hourly wage with full benefits package including medical, dental, vision, life and long term disability, PTO and paid holidays, 401(k) with employer match.