Cellar Worker

Our Santa Rosa facility is seeking an experienced Cellar Worker to perform cellar, barrel and tank operations to include sanitizing and clean-up of winery and bottling line equipment while following established company protocols and Standard Operating Procedures (SOP).

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Setup, operate, clean and sanitize transfer pumps and lines, Plate & Frame, Diatomaceous Earth, Cross Flow, and Membrane filters.
  • Perform regular steam sanitation of bottling line filler and related equipment on start-up shift.
  • Perform regular wash-down / chemical sanitation and / or chemical clean of bottling line filler and related equipment on daily shut-down shift.
  • Perform routine visual inspection of stainless steel tanks, tanker trucks etc. to determine cleaning and sanitizing need.
  • Ensure established safety guidelines are understood and followed.
  • Transfer empty / full / pressurized wine hoses and attach with clamp fittings to tanks / pumps / transfer lines to transfer / rack wine, juice, must, water or cleaning solutions.
  • Accurately measure dry and liquid additives per calculations and work order instructions for additions to wine / juice.
  • Use pump and hoses to complete additions to wine / juice in tank and subsequent mixing to ensure homogenization of tank.
  • Manipulate tank lids to ensure proper opening and closing of tank tops for cellar operations.
  • Operate cleaning equipment and tools to clean cellar floors, walls, tank pads, outside and inside of tanks, and catwalks.
  • Hand scrub (with brush) pumps / fittings / miscellaneous equipment parts as needed.
  • Sweep or rake winery floors and grounds and dispose of all trash and place in the proper disposal area.
  • Accurately document and follow instructions on work orders.
  • Drive forklift to move/stack barrels and other materials / equipment as needed.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Work is usually performed in a warehouse environment.
  • Must be able to pass drug test.
  • Must be able to lift, pull, push or carry up to 55 pounds.
  • Requires frequent standing, stooping and bending.
  • Must be able to climb stairs and ladders and work at heights above 20 feet.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Must be 21 years of age.
  • High School Diploma or GED required.
  • General wine and/or winery experience to include production or manufacturing environment.
  • Ability to communicate in the English language, read and write, and follow instructions in English.
  • Ability to work efficiently with minimal supervision.
  • Must be willing and able to work flexible hours.
  • Forklift experience with valid California Drivers License.
  • Must be able to pass a winery forklift training class.
  • Must be computer literate with knowledge of basic word processing and spreadsheet software.

Wine Hooligans offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefit package that includes medical, dental, vision, disability, life insurance, 401K plan, paid time off and more.

Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug-Free Work Environment.

Please reply with a cover letter and resume.

Label Operator/Bottling Line Operator

We are seeking an experienced Label Operator/Bottling Line Operator who will operate and make minor adjustment of equipment on the bottling line. This position is part of a team that maintains and assists in the quality control of bottling filling and wine labeling during the production process. These essential functions are rotated between team members:

  • Labeler – Impresstik In-line machine
  • Rinser
  • Capsule Application
  • Filler/Corker/Screw Cap Application
  • Quality Control Checks
  • Other stations if needed
  • Forklift position if applicable

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Adhere to all safety, quality, GMP and ISO guidelines
  • Maintain a clean, productive and professional work environment
  • Must be able to stand, walk, and bend for long periods of time, lifting of up to 50 pounds
  • Simultaneous rapid mental and muscular coordination required

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Must have 1 year experience working on a bottling line
  • 1 year experience on an in-line labeler preferred
  • Ability to speak, read and understand the English language
  • Forklift experience preferred