Harvest General Cellar Worker (Lakeport)

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Kendall-Jackson - Lakeport Winery

Position Title:  Seasonal General Winery Worker

 

Position Summary:

We are looking individuals to join us for our harvest season in our historic Lake county winery. This position is responsible for a variety of indoor and outdoor tasks in the cellar such as operating crush  and press equipment, stacking barrels, operating a forklift, filling barrels and topping wine. This position is under the general direction of the Cellarmaster, Winemaker, and Cellar Foreperson.

 

Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Following and observing all safe cellar practices
  • Perform equipment set-up duties
  • Cleaning, sanitizing and sterilizing all winery equipment and facilities
  • Wine and juice transfer, racking, blending, moving hoses and equipment
  • Chemical and nutrient additions to juice and wine
  • Understanding of barrel operations: filling, racking and topping
  • Forklift operation, moving barrels and case goods
  • Other duties as assigned by the Cellarmaster

 

Skills:

  • Previous experience in a winery environment is preferred, but not required
  • Forklift experience is preferred, but not required
  • Must be able to follow and communicate verbal and written safety and work instructions in English
  • This position requires good reading, writing and basic arithmetic skills
  • Must be able to work safely around equipment electrical outlets and procedures
  • The individual selected for this position must be reliable and possess a good work ethic
  • Must be flexible and able to work any shift and overtime as needed during harvest
  • Must be able to lift and carry 50 lbs.

  A weekly harvest lunch will be provided.

 All applicants must pass a drug and physical test after receiving an offer of employment to be eligible to commence employment.

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