Cellar Technician

April 29, 2020

Job Description/Qualifications

Job Summary:

The Cellar Technician performs and/or oversees all winery work orders and jobs as specified by the plant manager and winemakers; including, but not limited to wine transfers, filtrations, ingredient adds, adjusting wine to bottling specifications, routine wine quality measures, tank & hose sanitation, and general & cellar equipment maintenance.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
• Read and write in English - Bilingual in Spanish helpful
• Competent in basic math skills and calculations
• Receive and understand written and verbal instructions
• Follow directions, procedures, and processes
• Exercise sound judgement and adhere to safety requirements
• Demonstrate organized & multi-tasking work skills
• Attention to detail
• Work with limited amount of supervision
• Knowledge of winery equipment and heavy machinery operations
• Forklift certification

Essential Duties:
• Basic understanding of wine cellar and barrel room activities
• Able to work in a fast paced environment while remaining focused on wine quality
• Request, write, and understand work orders
• Timely implementation & completion of work orders
• Bulk wine shipping & receiving
• Wine transfers: tanks, tankers, totes, barrels
• Tank measurements & tank topping
• Tank & hose cleaning & sanitation
• 02 Stripping of wine / Other gas modifications as needed - C02, N2
• Push wine movements - water, nitrogen, etc.
• Obtain samples as needed – top & bottom
• Understanding of wine analysis and perform basic wine laboratory tests
• Maintain vessel content identification via placards, stickers, and bar codes
• Fill out all required paperwork
• Write or update cellar SOP’s for review and implementation. Maintain SOP binder
• Maintain cellar cleanliness
• Able to work any shift or overtime hours required to complete job assignments

Education/Experience:
• Minimum requirement of HS Diploma – College level wine courses helpful
• Previous wine cellar experience required
• Wine Maker Data Base experience helpful

Physical Requirements:
• Occasional heavy lifting (50 lbs. or more)
• Secure working at elevated heights / climb ladders
• Navigate wet or slippery surfaces

Work Environment:
• Moving machinery
• Heavy Equipment
• Fast Paced / Multi-Tasking Required
• Indoor & Outdoor climate

Personal Protective Equipment:
• Safety glasses & gloves provided as needed
• Proper footwear in production facility required
• Respirator mask provided (for specific activities)

Salary/Paydependent on experience

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