production-assistant-2018

Position 

This position supports the Wine Making/Production Team. The Production Assistant is responsible for maintaining an efficient, safe, qualitative, and enjoyable work experience for those in production.  Being flexible and adaptive to the changing priorities of management and other departments is essential.  Respecting and upholding stylistic wine and business goals is expected at all times. 

Reporting Requirements 

This full-time position reports to the Cellarmaster with key interaction with members of every department.

Duties & Responsibilities 

  • Fulfill deadlines set in weekly meetings with Cellarmaster and Enologist
  • Assist with lab and Cellar logbook duties, ensuring timely fulfillment
  • Set an efficient work-pace for self and those under supervision
  • Assist with supervision of seasonal worker(s) and delegate tasks effectively
  • Maintain daily sanitation/hygiene/appearance of all work areas
  • Assist with advanced danger chemical sanitization of hardlines, crush equipment, stainless, and bottling line
  • Assist with end of bottling day activities
  • Assist with racking of barrels to tank and tank to tank movements
  • Assist with bulk wine transfers and receival
  • Assist with bulk inventory of all tanks
  • Assist with pre-bottling QC and pre-bottling wine adjustments
  • Assist with fining and cold stabilization processes 
  • Assist with all lab related procedures, actions and work orders
  • Assist with bottling and warehouse operations
  • Assist with facility upgrades as required and assigned
  • Assist with forklift operations as required and assigned
  • Assist with harvest operations and winemaking duties as required and assigned
  • Perform other related duties as required and assigned

Desired Results 

  • Expedient information flow to Cellarmaster and staff when requested
  • Not managing areas beyond the scope of this job role unless permitted by Cellarmaster
  • Request for timeline extension in advance to deadline
  • Self and those under supervision remain at an active and productive pace
  • All safety guidelines are fulfilled and no work-related injuries
  • High employee morale and retention is achieved when leading by good example
  • Low to no injury risk potential/innovate where there is repetitive and unsafe tasks
  • Maintain work areas in a clean and presentable fashion with appropriate buffer zones (wine & people)
  • Practical and efficient use of PO’s, not exceeding material budgets
  • Inventory, records, and work orders are thorough and up to date
  • Utilize NSF food grade chemicals in every facet of production
  • Sanitary hose fleet, winemaking equipment, Nitrogen, and RO system/ no cross-contamination of wine
  • Well maintained (functional, cosmetic, and longevity) forklift and equipment fleet
  • GMP processes and department procedures fulfilled at all times
  • Minimal to no product, material, labor, and or utility waste/loss
  • Waste directed to most appropriate path.

Professional Requirements 

  • Bachelors in Science or relevant trade school
  • 2+ years of experience of hands on winemaking, lab, and cellar activities
  • Positive attitude with the ability to work well as a team and contribute to group tasks
  • Ability to take direction and follow policies and procedures
  • Ability to identify and correct conditions that affect employee safety, be responsible for personal safety and safety of others
  • Ability to adapt in a changing environment with shifting priorities 
  • Passion for wine and willingness to learn

Professional Requirements 

  • Ability to lift 50 lbs.
  • Standing for long periods of time, reaching, lifting, carrying, walking, climbing, stooping and kneeling
  • Work typically performed indoors and outdoors in various weather climates


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