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Assistant Winemaker

Maryhill Winery

Goldendale, WA

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Job Description:

Position: Assistant Winemaker
Department: Production (Cellar)
Direct Manager: Assistant Winemaker
Salary: Salary Exempt
Status: Fulltime

Under the general direction of the Winemaker the Assistant Winemaker assists and participates in the execution wine production to ensure that the highest quality wines are being made for all brands crushed, fermented, and aged at the Winery and in contracted custom facilities including, but not limited to, the Winery’s brands.

•  Timely and proficiently ensures all aspects of cellar work.
•  Organizes and maintains cellar records for all barrel and wine transactions.
•  Orders and maintains cellar supplies.
•  Directs the work of the cellar crew in all activities.
•  Ensures safety training, protocols, and practices at all times.
•  Responsible for the training, motivation, and development of cellar crew.
•  Provides effective leadership and supervision.
•  Monitors performance and communicates with management.
•  Operation and maintenance of cellar and harvest equipment.
•  Assist where required during busy harvest season; working extended periods of time as required which can be numerous consecutive days.
•  Must be flexible in work assignments.

•  BS in Fermentation Science or Enology.
•  Minimum of five years related experience.
•  Knowledge of wines and wine production.
•  Demonstrated skills in compiling, analysis, and reporting.
•  Proficiency in computer skills in programs such as Microsoft Office.
•  Proficient competence in all subordinates’ duties and tasks.
•  Proficient competence in cellar protocols and procedures.
•  Strong problem-solving and continuous improvement focus.
•  Ability to step into any position whenever needed.
•  Effective execution and project management skills.
•  Ability to understand and set priorities, workflow, and deadlines.
•  Proven ability to handle multiple projects and meet deadlines.
•  Demonstrated ability to make sound judgments and good decisions timely.
•  Ability to work effectively independently or in teams.
•  Demonstrated ability to perform basic mathematics and calculate figures to continue to develop skills.

•  Ability to work in a varied temperature environment from cold to hot.
•  Ability to work within a noise level that can be consistently moderate to loud at times.
•  Ability to work with hazardous chemicals.
•  Ability to work extended hours consecutive days during heavy production periods.
•  Ability to repeatedly lift 50 lbs.
•  Ability to safely operate a forklift.
•  Ability to work at a computer station and operation of office equipment.
•  Ability to understand and operate all facility equipment.
•  Ability to work on your feet for long periods of time, on concrete, walking for distances, up and down stairs or standing in place.
•  Ability to work long hours and/or 7 days a week during critical times without adversely affecting performance.

Additional Information:

Job Posted:
Friday, March 17th
Type of Work:
Full Time
Job Category:
Job Level:
$63000 to $72000 DOE