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Seasonal Cellar Worker

Domain Services, LLC

Oakville, CA

Job Description:

The Seasonal Cellar Worker, under the direction of the Winemaker and the Cellar Supervisor, assists in the winemaking process. The Seasonal Cellar Worker is assigned work orders and carries out assignments with the objective of producing ultra-premium wines. The Seasonal Cellar Worker will become familiar with different winemaking techniques by following written protocols and/or by following verbal instructions.


•  Carry out all cellar activities assigned by the Winemaking Team or by the Cellar Supervisor respecting the wine and quality objective
•  Clean and sanitize winery equipment and hoses as directed by the Winemaker or the Cellar Supervisor
•  Aid in barrel movements
•  Fill, operate and clean the press
•  Assist crush pad operations
•  Help in cleaning the crush pad, winery, and winery equipment
•  Use only sanitized equipment when appropriate
•  Perform barrel racking and barrel cleaning
•  Make additions to barrels per written work orders
•  Help maintain empty barrels
•  Perform pump overs and punch downs per written work orders; perform barrel topping and stirring (rotations) per written work orders
•  Help track fermentations (brix, and temperatures)
•  Sample vineyard grapes
•  Follow all procedures and protocols, including safety procedures
•  Ask questions when procedures are not clear
•  Immediately report any errors or out-of-the-ordinary circumstances in the cellar to the Winemaker or Cellar Supervisor
•  Maintain a clean, organized, and safe work area at all times


•  Any injury and/or accident, regardless of severity, must be reported immediately to the appropriate manager or supervisor or to Human Resources
•  If injured, and when requested by Domain Services, LLC, the injured worker must visit the Company’s designated occupational health provider for a medical evaluation to
determine fitness for duty
•  Where required, and without exception, employees must wear/use mandated PPE
•  Machine guards must not be removed, and the supervisor notified when guards have been damaged or rendered ineffective
•  Machines without adequate guards or guards in questionable condition must not be used and reported to the supervisor
•  Hazardous conditions and other safety concerns must be reported immediately to the appropriate manager or supervisor
•  Failure to follow the rules may result in disciplinary action, up to and including termination of employment


•  Lift and handle materials, at times, weighing up to 95 pounds
•  Rotate barrels on wheels weighing up to 550 pounds
•  Work overtime, including nighttime shifts when necessary (for example during harvest)
•  Stand on hard surface for extended periods (up to 12 hours daily)
•  Grasp, stoop, pull, push, kneel, carry, crouch, reach, and stoop as needed, sometimes for extended periods
•  Strong mechanical aptitude
•  Understand verbal instructions and be able to communicate in English and Spanish


•  Must be humble, honest and trustworthy
•  Possess exceptional organizational skills
•  Team player with a positive attitude
•  Detail, service oriented and hard working
•  Self-motivated with a willingness to learn and teach
•  Challenge themselves and others with ideas and suggestions
•  Seeks opportunities to grow and learn with natural curiosity


•  Occasionally includes work around machinery with moving parts (for example, harvest conveyors, pumps, bottling equipment and other processing equipment)
•  May include occasional work around machinery with noise levels exceeding 50dB
•  Willing to work on wet floors for extended periods of time
•  Must be able to work in or around an underground cave environment, which may include low level lighting conditions, windowless and/or confined space, cool temperatures
(58-60 degrees F), and elevated humidity (80% or greater RH)

Due to the nature of the wine industry, you may be required to work overtime and/or some weekends and holidays.

Pay Transparency Disclosure: The pay scale for this position is $21-$22 per hour. These figures represent what we reasonably expect to pay for this position. The Company reserves the right to modify the range in the future.

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Additional Information:

Job Posted:
Tuesday, June 18th
Type of Work:
Harvest Help
Job Level:
$‌21.OO ‍−‌ $22.OO