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Full Time Winery Assistant Position

EFESTE Winery

WOODINVILLE, WA

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Job Description:

Are you looking for an opportunity to part of an awesome team working at one of the premier wineries in Washington state? Well look no further than EFESTE Winery in Woodinville! This is an excellent opportunity to gain hands-on cellar, delivery, shipping, and customer service experience. The ideal candidate will be eager to learn, work long hours, be willing to get dirty and then clean after themselves, and most importantly, have fun! The winemaking team will do all that it can to teach you everything you need to know to work in the wine making industry from working in an amazing winemaking facility to being the outward facing arm of the company through deliveries and our tasting room.

Responsibilities:
•  Cellar Hand
o Assist Assistant Winemaker with any assigned task with or without supervision
o Able to operate cellar equipment such as pumps, press, destemmer, sorting table, conveyor belts, etc
o Rack and clean wine barrels
o Sanitation of all winery equipment including tanks, harvest equipment, floors, drains, hoses, pumps, etc
o Monitor fermentations by measuring Brix and temperatures
o Proper use and handling of winery chemicals and additives
o Able to use forklift to move pallets of wine, glass, picking bins, and barrels
o Assist with bottling and packaging of wine
o Help setup and teardown for wine club allocation packing days

•  Delivery Driver
o This person is comfortable driving the EFESTE can or their own vehicle depending on the task
o Delivers product to wholesale accounts
o Makes deliveries to/from both EFESTE locations (Woodinville/Sodo):
•  Must be capable of backing van up on risers
•  Must be able and comfortable driving a forklift to load/unload pallets
o Delivers shipping boxes to FedEx and Pony Express
o Delivers wine club allocations between Everett and Renton
o Wash and clean the EFESTE van
o Takes van in for maintenance when needed

•  Warehouse Manager
o Develops intimate knowledge where all the wines are located in both warehouses
o Responsible for making sure both warehouses are stocked with current vintages
o Responsible for building distributor pallets when pickups are needed in both warehouse
o Keeps warehouse organized, clean, and free from clutter

•  Shipper Coordination
o Communicates daily with shipping managers about orders that need to be shipped
o Build shipping orders
o Coordinates if Fedex is picking up built shippers or if shippers need to be delivered to Fedex or Pony Express
o Keeps shipping areas organized, clean, and free from clutter

•  Tasting Room Support
o Take shifts as host, bus person, kitchen help, or Tasting Room Sales in both Sodo and Woodinville to round out 40 hours per week
o Proficient with Active 8 and OpenTable platforms
o Has a Food Worker Card and MAST permit
o Able to help at private and EFESTE events
o Assist with keeping the Tasting Rooms clean and free from clutter
o Make sure Tasting Rooms have adequate amount of club allocations
o Assist with tent and patio space by keeping with clean
o Know how to run and operate heater in the patio tent

•  Requirements:
o Is self motivated, energetic, and has a good attitude/sense of humor
o Work in a safe manner around large pieces of equipment and chemicals
o Be able to stand for long periods of time
o Lift and carry up to 50 pounds
o Taste, smell and evaluate juice and wines
o Work up to seven days a week during harvest
o Have a valid driver’s license and transportation
o Forklift skills a plus but not necessary

Additional Information:

Job Posted:
Tuesday, January 17th
Type of Work:
Full Time
Job Level:
Entry Level
Compensation:
$18/hr DOE

Contact Information:

EFESTE Winery
Michael Frank