Under the supervision of the Cellar Technician, this position will perform routine cellar duties.
Duties include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Follow and observe all safe cellar practices.
- Sanitation in all areas, including facility and equipment.
- Responsible for set-up of equipment.
- Grape handling.
- Wine transfer, racking and blending.
- Complete understanding of barrel operations, racking, filling and topping.
- Filter operation, pressure leaf, lees, pad, membrane, and sterile filtration.
- Chemical additions to wine and juice.
- Operate all Harvest equipment, presses, hoppers, conveyor systems, must pumps and hoists.
- Forklift operation, barrels and case goods.
- Other duties as assigned by the Foreperson or Cellarmaster.
Previous winery experience welcomed, but not required. Individual selected for this position must be reliable, possess a good work ethic, positive attitude and have the desire to develop skills to advance in the company. In addition, individuals in this position must be able to follow verbal and written instructions. Must be able to add, subtract, multiply and divide. Must be able to lift and carry up to 50 lbs. on a repetitive basis, work standing up and walk on concrete surfaces for extended periods of time. Must be able to work any shift and overtime as needed, particularly during the harvest season.