Job: Cellar Supervisor

Title Cellar Supervisor
Categories Production
Salary DOE
Location Temecula, Ca
Job Information

Seeking a quality minded individual capable of running an active cellar while maintaining a high level of organization and cellar hygiene.  Preference will be given to someone possessing experience supervising/managing a team of cellar workers, preferably in a multi-client winery setting.
Executes cellar and crush processing activities, finishing operations, inventory functions, and directs/mentors full time and seasonal staff.

The following reflects essential functions for this job but does not restrict the tasks that may be assigned. Management may assign or reassign duties and responsibilities as necessary:
•  Supervises all cellar functions including but not limited to grape receiving/grape processing operations at harvest, blending, racking, sanitation, barrel procedures and barrel maintenance, pre-bottling preparations such as fining and filtration, equipment maintenance, and forklift operations.
• Works closely with winemakers to ensure proper implementation of winemaking guidelines and quality control procedures. This may include: writing and maintaining cellar records/keeping and assisting with barrel and bulk inventory, and maintaining/some ordering of cellar supplies.
• Operates forklift and all winery processing equipment.
• Directs the work of the cellar crew in all activities of winemaking. Schedules and tracks workflow
•  Monitors performance of cellar crew ensuring cellar personnel follows winemaking guidelines/provides instruction, training, assistance and feedback to cellar workers.
• Ensures staff follow safety guidelines, procedures and wearing of personal safety equipment.
• Build and maintain a culture of safety within the company.

  • Participate in periodic reviews and provide ongoing constructive feedback of job performance of cellar personnel.

• Knowledge of wines and wine production.

  • Minimum three harvests/two years’ production cellar experience, preferably 40K + case setting
    •  Minimum three years forklift experience, previous certification
    •  Experience constructively supervising and motivating team members
    •  Commitment to excellence and high standards. Proactive problem solver
    • Excellent written and oral English communication skills. Spanish language skills a plus.
    • Confident working around cellar equipment and performing cellar duties and tasks
    • Strong organizational and analytical skills. Ability to prioritize thoughtfully and manage workflow.
    • Adept at managing multiple competing and/or changing priorities
    • Good judgment/ability to make timely and sound decisions. Deal with stressful situations calmly
    • Ability to understand and enforce safety requirements and cautions
    • Ability to perform the necessary physical labor to get the job done

Experience in mechanical repair and preventive maintenance of winery equipment preferred

  • Familiarity with manufacturing plant concepts (refrigeration/glycol systems, electrical, etc.) helpful

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to do the following:
•  Walk, kneel, bend, and stand for long periods.
• Climb stairs and ladders, sometimes carrying buckets. Lift and/or carry up to 50 pounds.
•  Vision abilities including close/distance/color/peripheral vision, ability to focus and perceive depth
•  Have no allergies or restrictions that would preclude safely handling common wine additives, and/or cleaning chemicals routinely present in an operating winery
•  Work in changing temperature environments (hot to cool), around moderate noise levels and in tight spaces on occasion

Salary- Depends On Experience

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