Cellar Staff Member

May 3, 2022

LocationNorth Coast, California

CompanyRD Winery

Job Description/Qualifications

Looking to join a small cellar crew where you get the chance to do a variety of wine work? We are a growing winery located in South Napa and for the right person, this position will keep them interested and engaged. We produce our own wine as well as operate a growing custom crush facility, which gives our team the opportunity to work with different winemakers and wine varieties. Generally, cellar staff perform routine cellar wine-making activities in accordance with standard operating procedures and safety policies to ensure maximum productivity, while maintaining high quality standards.

Primary Cellar Worker Responsibilities:

Performs all work activities in the cellar, including but not limited to running all equipment such as pumps, filters and harvest machinery as well as setting up hoses & tanks. Performs duties such as topping, racking, pump-overs and monitors fermentation
Carries out proper sanitation techniques for cleaning, sanitizing and storing all winery equipment and for cellar activities
Carries out specialized functions in the cellar during harvest, including but not limited to, additions to fermenting barrels and tanks and barrel filling and/or emptying.
Ability to follow written and verbal instruction. Accurately completes work orders
Operates machinery, drives forklift
Assists with Bottling
Performs additional duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Expectation:

Perform basic math calculations to complete written work orders.
Has a positive attitude and is able to work in a team with fellow winery employees
Ability to work flexible shifts, overtime, including swing shift/ graveyard and weekends during Harvest (~July- November). Able to work split shifts.
Flexible with assignments, we are a small but mighty team.
Assists on the bottling line.

Physical Demands:

Rotating shifts, including graveyard and long hours may be required during grape harvest.
Frequent walking, including going up and down stairs and ladders, dragging wine hoses and bending are required.
Ability to lift up to 50 pounds continuously
Ability to shovel 50 pounds- digging out tanks
Ability to stand for extended periods of time
Able to push and pull heavy equipment

Required Education:

High school or equivalent

Required Experience:

Winery Cellar: 1 year
Forklift Certified or Experience a Plus

Benefits for Full Time Permanent Employees:

4-10 Work Schedule, Monday- Thursday 6am- 4:30pm (when not in harvest/ when overtime isn't necessary)
11 Paid Holidays after 90-day probationary period
Paid Vacation after 90-day probationary period
Healthcare, Dental, Vision after 90-day probationary period

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