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Skilled Cellar Team Member

Napa Wine Company

Oakville, CA

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Job Description:

Position Summary: We are looking for an experienced Skilled Cellar Team Member for a multi-entity wine producer with production and agriculture experience. Capable of performing most team activities with minimal supervision. Regularly supervises others on assigned projects.

•  Drive a forklift to transport 2 barrel & 4 barrel racks
•  Follows all employee safety rules
•  Maintain an excellent attendance and safety record
•  Reads and & understands work orders, fills them in neatly, legibly & thoroughly
•  Ensures that all equipment is operating in a safe manner
•  Properly clean and sanitize pumps, hoses, tanks and cellar fittings before and after use
•  Performs routine barrel maintenance
•  Operates all types of pumps including centrifugal, positive displacement, air pumps and bull dog pumps
•  Racks and fills barrels. Racks, transfers to and from tanks and to and from barrels
•  Tops and stirs barrels; add SO2 gas & liquid to barrels
•  Makes wine additions to tanks and barrels
•  Set up and ensure that bulk wine tankers are ready to load and unload in a timely manner
•  Loads and unloads barrel trucks, bulk wine trucks
•  Conducts pump overs, rack & return procedures, and all other harvest duties
•  Operates forklift safely and is forklift certified
•  Works on bottling line dumping glass, packing or palletizing as needed (when necessary)
•  Assists in the blending of tanks for final blend compositions
•  Sanitizes, rinses and loads depth filters
•  Sets up wine lines, pumps and fittings for wine transfers
•  Cleans bins, floors and other equipment using pressure washer
•  Cleans winery floors using a floor scrubber
•  Performs all other duties as assigned

Required Skills/Abilities:
•  Commitment to excellence and high standards
•  Versatility, flexibility and willingness to work in changing environment
•  Ability to understand and follow written and verbal instructions
•  Strong organizational and problem solving skills; sets priorities
•  Excellent communication skills in English (Both verbal & written)
•  Display strong leadership skills
•  Following written and verbal Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)
•  Review daily production schedule and assist in prioritizing the daily work schedule to meet business and winemaking requirements
•  Innovative, positive team player
•  Be able to work overtime, weekends, and any shift during Harvest
•  Operate Cellar processing equipment such as Velo Filters, Lees Filters, Cross Flow Filters, and Microflex filter
•  Set up filtrations and check integrity of the wine being filtered
•  Amend additions and adjustments to juice and wine (double checking)
•  Ability to work in small confined spaces and high places
•  Ability to read, write and perform simple arithmetic
•  Ability to work extended shifts; including night shifts during harvest

Education and Experience:
•  Minimum of 2 years’ winery experience, (3 plus years preferred)
•  Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred

Physical Requirements:
•  Standing – Frequently
•  Walking even and uneven surfaces – Frequently
•  Bending – Frequently
•  Squatting/Crouching – Frequently
•  Balancing – Frequently
•  Climbing – Frequently
•  Lifting, Carrying, Pushing, Pulling up to 50 lbs - Occasionally
•  Sitting, kneeling, reaching - Occasionally

Work Environment:
•  This position operates in an outdoor/indoor environment. May be required to work outdoors in all weather conditions including seasonally hot or cold temperatures, in bright sun,
and in rain
•  Work in busy environment that may include heavy equipment and forklift activity, multiple conversations, and music

Additional Information:

Job Posted:
Thursday, June 23rd
Type of Work:
Full Time
Job Level: