Cellar Worker

Ukiah, CA 95482

Industry: Winery Job Number: 116107 Pay Rate: $14.00/hour

Cellar Worker

Ukiah CA

Pay: $14.00

POSITION SUMMARY:

Harvest crew performs various wine production work assignments to include racking, pumping, clarifying and the blending of juice and wine.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following: Other duties may be assigned.

SANITATION:

  • Daily:

  • Perform floor sanitation including broom work and power washer usage

  • Return all hoses, fittings, equipment, etc. to original location in clean condition after use

  • Remove garbage and recycling to correct dump bins

  • Weekly:

  • Perform sanitation of stainless steel tanks

  • As Needed:

  • Prepare redwood and stainless steel tanks for wine storage

  • Perform empty redwood tank storage procedure (wash, drain, sulfur and seal)

  • Understand and be able to perform organic sanitation of equipment and containers

WINE WORK:

  • Daily:

  • Write up work orders of all wine movements, crushing of grapes, additions, etc. in a detailed manner for submission to Associate Winemaker for AMS entry

  • Perform tank to tank wine movement/racking

  • Perform chemical additions (yeast, sulfur, tartaric, copper, etc) as instructed from daily work plan submitted from winemaker

  • Ability to set up for wine shipments in and out by tanker

  • Weekly:

  • Perform filtration of wine (either rough or polish filter) to prepare wine for bottling

  • Use forklift to move barrels and porta-tanks for racking, topping, filling, etc.

  • Monthly:

  • Perform monthly sulfur additions and topping of tanks as requested

  • As Needed:

    • Perform barrel filling procedure (set out proper number of barrels, soak up, steam, dump, set up hoses, fittings, pump, and racking wand, sanitization of equipment, fill barrels, bung up, wash down barrels, stack)

    • Pull tank and crush samples for laboratory or winemaker as requested

    • Assist on bottling line when required

    • Inform Cellar Master if problems, concerns, safety issues arise

    • Know and perform all extra operations for handling organic fruit and wine

    • Understand and know how to operate all safety shutoffs and lock out tagout procedures

    • Ability to operate equipment to gas headspace of partial tanks (nitrogen or co2)

ADDITIONAL HARVEST DUTIES:

  • Daily:

    • Operate grape bin hoist for dumping grapes at the hopper

    • Rake out grapes from grape bins

    • Operate forklift for dumping grapes, pommace, and small plastic grape bins

    • Understand basic maintenance, operation, and cleaning of hopper screw, crusher/destemmer, and stem dump screw

    • Drive pommace/stem dump truck to selected compost sites

    • Shoveling Pommace from fermentation tanks

    • Following pumpover and punching instructions

  • As Needed:

    • Know and perform all extra operations for handling organic fruit and wine

    • Prepare must lines and tanks for receiving grapes to correct locations

    • Understand and know how to perform confined space entry for removing pommace

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: High school diploma or certificate and/or three (3) years of experience in winemaking or alcohol production field preferred.

LANGUAGE SKILLS: Ability to read and analyze technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from managers and coworkers. Ability to read, write and converse in fluent English requested but not required.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS: Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as weights, percentages, and volume.

REASONING ABILITY: Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, and taste or smell. The employee is occasionally

required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus. Must not have a fear of heights.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

MWC is a small, fast paced, family owned entrepreneurial company. The ability to work in a fast paced work environment with all levels of personalities within the organization is required. This position requires the ability to be a team player who is also able to act independently with a minimum amount of supervision. The ability to be solution oriented with excellent follow through skills is essential in this position.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee frequently works near electrical equipment and may be exposed to damp, hot and/or cold work environments. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Candidate must be 18 years of age.

Current forklift certification is a plus.

Respirator Fit testing required. Medical clearance required.

A valid California Driver s License and is required.

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