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Barrel Room Supervisor

Delicato Family Wines

Manteca, CA

Job Description:

Position Purpose

Under little or no supervision, the Barrel Room Supervisor is responsible for the barreling wine process, while supporting wine quality and barrel health. This position plays a vital role in providing decision-making support, while fostering a team-oriented and continuous improvement environment within the department and company.

Functional Responsibility

•  Supervises the day-to-day operations and assigned staff in accordance with management's direction
•  Leads in a constructive manner by example; demonstrates and encourages a strong work ethic and fosters an environment of trust and respect
•  Guides team in the proper use of assets and resources to avoid waste and ensure cost-effective operations
•  Monitors performance and regularly communicates with team to achieve mutual understanding, maintain level of productivity, and deliver desired results
•  Partners with immediate manager to determine staffing needs
•  Ensures employees have a safe, healthy, and rewarding work environment, provides applicable safety training and resolves/reports safety issues to management
•  Supports change initiatives and company decisions in an effective manner
•  Immediately informs management and addresses employee issues, concerns, and complaints in an objective and confidential manner
•  Ensures employees are trained on the policies, processes, and procedures related to functional area; maintains company and regulatory compliance during day-day-operations
•  Adheres to departmental GPS (Performance Management) guidelines and ensures proper GPS documentation; trains employees to do the job; identifies and makes suggestions for training needs and development opportunities

Essential Duties

•  Directly supports Delicato Management direction to ensure the work unit meets expectations
•  Implements Barreling and Quality processes that support business strategies aligned with winemaking requirements, wine supply conditions, and Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) requirements
•  Follows company directives and verifies employee participation and adherence to Health & Safety, ISO, GMPS, and any other customer-required programs, utilizing current and updated documentation
•  Maintains accurate inventory records for wine movements, barrel and wine ingredients; ensures accurate tracking of barrel attributes
•  Schedules work accordingly to meet production demands and wine quality requirements
•  Communicates and closely interacts with Winemaking, Winemaking Planning, Lab, Compliance and other internal customers to ensure clear understanding of processing requirements, meeting deadlines, and setting priorities
•  Interacts on the floor with assigned staff (making rounds, assisting, training, monitoring, etc.) at least 70% of the time; provides support to team as needed for coaching and assistance
•  Supports Continuous Improvement by promoting the use of performance measuring tools and utilizing collected data to set improvement standards; supports the implementation and effectiveness of Lean initiatives
•  Ensures adequate production coverage to maximize resource utilization, supporting Cellar needs as necessary, including harvest, while ensuring team attendance complies with company policies
•  Fosters a safe working environment by holding regular Tailgate/Safety meetings, presenting employees with ideas and suggestions to promote safety in their working environment
•  Recommends potential improvements in staffing, facilities, equipment, and processes to maintain wine quality and barrel health
•  Actively participate in the development and training of the team, working with the Technical Trainer to assess the team's technical skills and development needs
•  Serves as a technical resource within the organization
•  Provides direct support for Capex project development and execution
•  Collaborates with Maintenance personnel to repair, improve, or replace equipment
•  Assists in the procurement of department supplies and barrels
•  Operates forklifts safely and efficiently to move and high stack barrel racks
•  Performs the duties of a Barrel Technician as necessary

*Other duties may be assigned

Non-Essential Duties

*Other duties may be assigned

Minimum Requirements

Education and Experience

•  High School Diploma or GED equivalent
•  6+ years of Cellar/Barrel room experience with extensive cellar operation knowledge
•  3-5 years of direct supervisory or leadership experience

Certificates and Licenses

•  N/A

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

•  Must possess strong mentoring skills
•  Demonstrated teaching/training ability
•  Professional work ethic, strong accountability
•  Positive, professional, and mature demeanor

Working Conditions

•  General manufacturing plant/production floor environment with occasional travel
•  Required to drive automotive vehicle or equipment
•  Indoor and outdoor environment with exposure to the elements/temperature variations
•  Exposure to weather-related temperature & humidity extremes
•  Extended Hours
•  Shift Rotation
•  Required to wear PPE (Personal Protective Equipment)
•  Work at protected heights of 50'
•  Work in close quarters or confined spaces
•  Exposure to varying levels of dust, chemicals, fumes, gases, and noisy equipment
•  May need to determine color, taste and smell of wine using eyes, tongue, and nose

Work Standards

•  Acts in a manner reflective of the Company culture of High Moral Standards, Innovation and Continuous Evolution, Trust in Team, Continuous Improvement, and Sustainable Relationships
•  Communicates, interacts, and works effectively with others; receptive to feedback and coaching; voices concerns in a constructive manner
•  Demonstrates commitment to safety first; communicates safety concerns; promotes a safe work environment based on established safety standards and training
•  Follows all Company policies and procedures

Additional Comments

Management retains the discretion to add to or change the duties of the position at any time.

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Additional Information:

Job Posted:
Friday, May 26th
Type of Work:
Full Time
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