This is a temporary paid full-time or part time position based at a distilled spirits manufacturer in Alameda, California. Shifts will be three to five days per week, or approximately 20 to 40 hours per week during normal business hours. Under supervision from the Distiller, the Harvest Production Apprentice is responsible for assisting in day-to-day production, processing, and storage operations of the distillery by performing a wide range of tasks and projects. This position is responsible for providing team-oriented support within the production department. This is considered an introductory and temporary position wherein task management and developing an understanding of department best practices and standard operating procedures are paramount to the success of the role. All St. George Spirits employees are expected to perform their job in a safe manner and report any safety concerns to management.
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Essential Duties and Responsibilities
The essential functions include, but are not limited to the following:
Familiarity with spirit categories as well as St. George products.
Ability to safely navigate production space with heavy machinery and physical obstacles.
Perform appropriate cleaning procedures to ensure a sanitary and organized production space.
Gauge and measure products for transfers, batch building, and inventories.
Appropriately dispose of solid waste created by production activities.
Assist in equipment and hardware maintenance.
Sort fruit and botanicals for quality control.
Knowledge of and adherence to safe operations and procedures, (site specific training provided).
Other duties as assigned by management.
Minimum Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities)
Prefer 1 year of brewing, winemaking, and/or distilling experience OR restaurant/culinary experience.
College degree preferred, high school diploma or equivalent required.
Strong verbal communication skills oriented towards detailed team coordination.
Basic understanding of chemistry, algebra, mechanical systems and basic knowledge of the food and beverage culture and production.
We require an individual who can think critically, multitask effectively, and operate without constant supervision.
Physical Demands and Work Environment
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions.
Ability to constantly move about all areas of the facility in frequently loud conditions.
Ability to frequently climb stairs ascend/descend, stoop, kneel, crouch, bend, and balance.
Ability to lift 50 lbs. weight.
*Proof of Covid-19 vaccination required*
This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee(s) incumbent in this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by any person authorized to give instructions or assignments. All duties and responsibilities are essential functions and requirements and are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. To perform this job successfully, the incumbents will possess the skills, aptitudes, and abilities to perform each duty proficiently. Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health or safety of themselves or others. The requirements listed in this document are the minimum levels of knowledge, skills, or abilities. This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an “at will” relationship.