Cellar Crew 2 - Benziger Family Winery

The Wine Geoup   Glen Ellen, CA   Full-time     Maintenance
Posted on April 29, 2022
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At The Wine Group we are passionate about our people, our future and our wine. We are America’s second largest wine producer by volume with over 1,200 employees globally across 12 locations in California, New York and Australia. We are proud to be responsible for many of America’s most beloved wine brands, including Cupcake, Franzia, Chloe, Concannon, Benziger, Imagery, AVA Grace, 7 Deadly and more. We are dedicated to our culture built on values like entrepreneurialism, innovation, social responsibility and stewardship. To learn about us and our career opportunities, check us out at www.thewinegroup.com and then come join the exciting journey at The Wine Group.

JOB SUMMARY

The Cellar Crew 2 is a key member of our team that actively participates in all aspects of wine production. Must be able to perform most cellar tasks responsibly and safely with little supervision. That includes equipment sanitation, wine transfer, barrel work and driving forklift. This position will also assist with our bottling operations. This is a great opportunity to participate in a safe, fast paced, fun work environment while contributing to make wonderful wines.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Able to read, understand and complete paperwork efficiently and accurately
Racking and blending wine accurately according to Winemaker’s instructions
Wine additions to tank and barrels
Barrel washing, gassing, stacking with forklift and barrel topping and SO2 addition.
Proficient forklift operation including bottling line and loading/unloading grape bins.
Tank and equipment cleaning and sanitation
General cellar and bottling line housekeeping
Perform as weigh master when needed
Operate crush equipment
Performs pump overs and punch downs
Harvest additions including yeasting, nutrients
Train harvest seasonal crew in cellar procedures
Operates moderately complex cellar equipment.
Assist in the maintenance of winery equipment
Shipping and receiving of tanker trucks
Assist with bottling operations, including dumping glass, packing, palletizing, and driving forklift.
Assist with bottling line change overs when needed.
Always maintain clean and healthful work environment
Always follow TWG safe work practices and actively contribute to improve the safety of our workplace.
This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for their job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

QUALIFICATIONS

Must be 18 years or older at time of hire
3+ years of experience in a winery, production, or manufacturing environment preferred
Previous experience in all aspects of crush work and previous barrel experience preferred
Must have the ability to read, write, speak, and understand instructions in English
Ability to multi-task, work independently and with a team in a fast-paced environment with emphasis on safety, quality, accuracy, and timeliness
Must be flexible with shift schedule
Operation of basic hand tools
Must have an excellent safety, work performance and attendance record
Able to adapt to changing priorities
Demonstrated reliability and punctuality, work effectively in team/crew environment, adherence to all safety regulations, operating procedures, and company policies

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

Position will be exposed to indoor and outdoor environments with varying noise levels
Exposed to inclement seasonal weather, summer heat, cold weather, rain
Ability to perform tasks requiring bending, stooping, and twisting in a production environment
Must be able to repeatedly lift and carry weights up to 60 pounds at varying frequencies with equipment

At The Wine Group, we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and we are committed to an environment of mutual respect, diversity and inclusion. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristic protected by law.