Winery Harvest Forklift Driver

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McMinnville, OR, United States


McMinnville, Willamette Valley, OR.

Our new, state of the art Jackson Family Winery is located in the heart of Oregon’s Willamette Valley, McMinnville. We are a mid-sized winery specializing in the production of premium Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, and Chardonnay from some of the most premier vineyard sites in Oregon.

We have a diverse and extremely passionate team led by a silly winemaking crew, and are looking for an individual to join us for the upcoming harvest. If you are a hardworking, energetic, and enthusiastic individual that enjoys working in a team environment we would love to hear from you.

Position Summary: Performs all routine forklift driving activities in accordance with standard operating procedures and ensuring safe operation of equipment to maximum productivity and efficiency.

Job Roles / Responsibilities

  • Inspect
  • Safely operate forklift to move half ton fruit bins throughout busy production facility and into processing equipment
  • Load and unload bins from flatbed trucks
  • Stack and stage fruit bins
  • Move full and empty barrels throughout barrel cellars
  • Stack barrels
  • Working safely in a team environment and following all SOP’s
  • Additional duties as assigned by supervisor


  • Positive can do attitude
  • Must be 21 years of age
  • Forklift certification required. Additional training to be conducted on site.
  • Previous warehouse experience preferred. Winery conditions are often cold and wet.
  • Effective communication skills in English
  • The ability to work long, flexible hours through busy harvest time
  • Ability to lift 50lbs as required
  • Frequent walking and climbing of ladders
  • Must be able to commit to working mid-September through late-November

The successful applicant must provide their own reliable transportation.

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