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Title Cellar Supervisor 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.
POSITION SUMMARY:
Executes cellar and crush processing activities, finishing operations, inventory functions, and directs/mentors full time and seasonal staff.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
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.

EDUCATION TRAINING AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS:
• 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

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
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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Title Cellar Worker Production
Location Temecula, Ca
Job Information

Temecula winery seeking reliable, experienced Cellar Worker(s).  This position is responsible for performing production cellar tasks and support functions in a fast paced environment.

 

Job Profile/Requirements:

  • Under the direction of the Winemakers and/or Cellar Supervisor, performing cellar tasks and support functions in detailed and timely manner
  • Cleaning/sanitizing barrels, equipment and winery
  • Operation of cellar equipment including Pumps, Filters, Presses, etc.
  • Barrel receipt, preparation, filling, topping, cleaning, and inventory
  • Weighing out/performing chemical additions to juice, must, and wine
  • Assisting in shipping/receiving of bulk wine and grapes
  • Performing equipment maintenance, sanitation, and hose repair
  • Completing and turning in all work orders accurately and on time
  • Collecting wine samples for tasting or lab analysis
  • Good communication skills and a helpful attitude. English fluency.
  • Knowledge of machines and tools helpful.
  • Job requires being reliable and accountable for your work.
  • Candidate should be capable of working long hours, lift/carry up to 50lbs, climb ladders, fit and work in narrow aisles and tight spaces, walk or stand for extended periods of time, pull, push, kneel, bend, and reach; on sometimes uneven terrain and going between hot/cold extremes.
  • Must be able to read/speak/understand/English fluently
  • Must be able to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing
  • Flexible schedule to include O/T, evenings and weekends if needed,(esp. during harvest)
  • Own transportation and clean driving record
  • Legal documentation proving right to work in the United States

 

Education:

  • High school diploma or equivalent. Mechanical trades/college science coursework helpful.
  • Good basic Math skills with knowledge of measurement/conversions (Metric and English)
  • Interest or knowledge of winemaking practices helpful
  • Forklift experience/certification
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