Job Summary: As a member of our team you will have the
opportunity to be involved in various crush activities while
working with a highly motivated and dynamic production team. As a
cellar worker, you will be a central part of our wine making team
performing various work assignments to include: racking, pumping,
clarifying and blending of juice and wine; Operate and care for
filters, pumps, presses, hoses and other cellar equipment; handle
shipping and receiving of everything from cases of wine to tanker
trucks; perform sanitation of cellar equipment including casks and
tanks; check temperature of tanks during fermentation,
stabilization and storage.
Our wineries operate 24 hours a day (3 x 8 hour shifts) year
round. During harvest we may operate 7 days per week. Successful
candidates will be assigned to one of the 3 shifts and will be
expected to be available during their scheduled work days during
the harvest period from the middle of August through the beginning
This is a paid internship with full time opportunity after the
Reasonable Accommodations Statement: To perform this job
successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential
duty satisfactorily. Reasonable Accommodations may be made to
enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the
Safety Statement: All employees shall follow safe practices
according to the injury and illness Prevention Policy (IIPP),
render every possible aid to safe operations, and report all unsafe
conditions or practices immediately to any management employee or
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Teamwork and Attitude:
- Ability to work in harmony with others.
- Demonstrate independence and initiative in work.
- Demonstrate dependability.
- Display a positive attitude and have good interpersonal
- Understands the hazards of handling chemicals used in the
cellar and the required PPE to handle them.
- Recognizes safety hazards and brings them to the supervisor's
40% Wine and Barrel Work:
- Move or rack wine from tank to tank
- Use a variety of pumps such as centrifugals, air pumps, piston
- Know the capacity and locations of all tanks, measure tanks
- Correctly mark tanks with lot information and understand the
lot identification system
- Perform tank top maintenance and inspections
- Prepare yeast and other materials for fermenter additions,
perform pump-overs on red fermenters
- Calculate and make additions such as SO2, tartaric acid, PVPP,
Liquigel, copper sulfate, and CO2
- Calibrate and use the oxygen meter correctly
- Fill and empty barrels, make SO2 additions to barrels and top
- Fill in on the bottling line on occasion for non-operator
40% Sanitation/Wine Movement Setup/Workplace Maintenance:
- Prepare tanks for wine moves as specified by the work order or
- Clean, sanitize and rinse tanks, fittings, hoses and
- Understand the principles and standards of sanitation.
- Understand the purpose and use of the chemicals used in the
20% Completion of Work Orders:
- Understands how written work orders relate to actual wine
- Records before and after tank measurements accurately and
converts measurements to gallons.
- Able to perform inventory tasks on tanks, barrels or dry
- High school degree, ability to perform simple math
- Prior harvest experience is highly desired but not essential we
will train the right person. Your duties will be assigned based on
your skill level.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
- Basic knowledge of grape and wine production process is
- Successful candidates will be highly motivated, detail driven
individuals who possess an aptitude to work independently as well
as part of a team.
- Ability to work any shift (day, swing or graveyard).
- Ability to fill in on the bottling line, if needed.
- Valid driver's license is needed to be able to drive the
company vehicles off of the property.
N (Not Applicable)-Activity is not applicable to this
O (Occasionally)-Occupation requires this activity up to 33% of
the time (0-2.5 + hrs/day)
F (Frequently)-Occupation requires this activity from 33% - 66%
of the time (2.5-5.5 + hrs/day)
C (Constantly)-Occupation requires this activity more than 66%
of the time (5.5 + hrs/day)
Stand-C, Walk-C, Sit-O, Handling/Fingering-F, Reaching
Outward-F, Reaching Above Shoulder-O
Climb-O, Crawl-O, Squat or Kneel-O, Bend-O, Working at the
Other Physical Requirements
10 lbs or Less
12 lbs or Less
Vision (Near, Distance)
11 lbs to 20 lbs
13 lbs to 25 lbs
Sense of Sound (i.e. Machinery/Tractor Sounds)
21 lbs to 50 lbs
26 lbs to 40 lbs
Sense of Touch
51 lbs to 100 lbs
41 lbs to 100 lbs
Ability to wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) (i.e. steel
toe boots, safety glasses)
Over 100 lbs
Over 100 lbs
Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described
here are representative of those an employee encounters while
performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable
accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities
to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is
frequently exposed to outside weather conditions, as well as
conditions that can be wet or dry, cold or warm, and/or indoors or
outdoors. The employee is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne
particles. The noise level in the work environment is usually