Seasonal General Winery Worker

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Sonoma, CA, United States
JOB DESCRIPTION

JOB DESCRIPTION

 

 

JOB TITLE:

Seasonal General Winery Worker

JOB CODE:

 

FLSA STATUS:

Non-Exempt

REPORTS TO:

Cellarmaster/Production Manager

EFFECTIVE DATE:

July 2015

 

POSITION SUMMARY:

Under the general direction of the Cellarmaster or Winery Production Manager, the General Cellar Worker performs a variety of harvest tasks such as sanitation, operating crush and press equipment, sorting grapes, moving barrels, operating a forklift, filling barrels and topping wine.

 

This is a seasonal position hired only during the Harvest Season (generally between July 1 and could be through December 31 depending on the exact timing of annual Harvest season).

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS/DUTIES:

  • Cleaning, sanitizing and sterilizing all winery equipment and facilities.
  • Racking and pumping of juice and wine; moving hoses and equipment.
  • Forklift operation, moving barrels.
  • Following and observing all safe cellar practices.
  • Other duties as assigned by Supervisor.

 

REPORTING TO THIS POSITION: 

n/a

 

JOB REQUIREMENTS:

Essential Skills, Experience, and Education

  • The ability to communicate effectively with adequate skills in reading, writing and basic math.
  • Must be able to read and interpret documents, such as safety rules and procedures, and be able to read cellar work orders, count barrels, accurately record times and dates. 
  • Individuals selected for this position must be reliable, punctual and have a strong work ethic. 
  • Must be willing to work flexible hours including overtime and varying shifts.
  • This position requires the ability to reach with hands and arms, sit, walk, climb, stoop and kneel, and be able to regularly lift and carry up to 50 pounds.

 

This job description reflects management’s assignment of essential functions; it does not prescribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned.  Critical features of this job are described in the headings above.  They may be subject to change at any time due to reasonable accommodation or other reasons.  (Reasonable accommodation is defined as any modification or adjustment to a job or work environment that permits a qualified applicant or employee with a disability to perform the essential functions of the job.)

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