General Cellar Worker (SEASONAL/HARVEST)

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Yamhill, OR, United States

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General Cellar Worker (SEASONAL/HARVEST)

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Production, WillaKenzie Estate

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Assistant Winemaker

WillaKenzie Estate is an ultra-premium winery located in Oregon’s Willamette Valley. We meticulously farm 130 acres of Estate grown Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc and Chardonnay in the Yamhill-Carlton and Dundee Hills AVAs. Our modern and well-equipped gravity flow winery helps us to achieve our high-quality standards. We are passionate about our winemaking and hold true to our mantras of “Dirt Matters” and “People Matter”. We are seeking interns to help with our 2017 harvest.

Position description

Under the general direction of the Assistant Winemaker, the General Cellar Worker performs a variety of indoor and outdoor tasks such as sanitizing tanks and other equipment, operating crush and press equipment, stacking barrels, operating a forklift, filling barrels and topping wine.

Essential duties and responsibilities

  • Assist with summer bottling operations as needed.
  • Cleaning, sanitizing and sterilizing all winery equipment and facilities.
  • Punch Downs, Pump Over’s.
  • Work in a team environment.
  • Racking and pumping of juice and wine; moving hoses and equipment.
  • Forklift operation, moving barrels and case goods.
  • Making chemical additions to juice & wine.
  • Following and observing all safe cellar practices.
  • Other duties as assigned by the supervisor.
  • Procures and wears functional, yet imaginative Halloween costume

Background and experience

The ability to communicate effectively with good skills in reading, writing and basic math is required.  Must be able to read and interpret documents, such as safety rules and procedures, and be able to read cellar work orders, count barrels, record times and dates.  Individuals selected for this position must be reliable, punctual and have a good work ethic.  Must be willing to work flexible hours including overtime and varying shifts.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

This position requires the ability to reach with hands and arms, sit, walk, climb, stoop and kneel, and are able to regularly lift and carry up to 50 pounds

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