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Bottling Tech I

Location: Geyserville, California


Job Summary:


A Bottling Line Technician I is an entry level position that performs basic tasks in support of bottling activities. Tasks include hand packing wine bottles into cases, repacking wine cases, stacking and inspecting full cases of wine, inspecting bottles for proper label placement, performing labeling rework, and decanting wines.  A Bottling Line Technician I is expected to assist and learn from other Bottling Technicians in the operation of bottling machinery in an effort to develop additional skills.


Other duties include, regular housekeeping, and other department duties as assigned, ensuring the daily bottling schedule is achieved while maintaining a focus on safety, quality and efficiency.


Reasonable Accommodations Statement:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Safety Statement

All employees shall follow safe practices according to the injury and illness Prevention Policy (IIPP), render every possible aid to safe operations, and report all unsafe conditions or practices immediately to any management employee or Human Resources.



Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Ability to hand pack finished product into cases and perform rework as necessary.
  • Rework bottles with poor quality fill height, cork depth, foils or labels including decanting, removing foils or labels and getting package back on the line.
  • Perform offline work including glass repack, inspection and sorting of finished product for defects, carton and case formation, hand filling, hand application of closures, labels and capsules
  • May be required to perform duties of Cellar Seasonal position during harvest period and beyond (usually August through October). Under the direction of the Cellar Manager or Supervisor
  • Comply with sustainability policies and practices by supporting programs for conservation, energy efficiency, and recycling.
  • Assist with identifying and supporting continuous improvement opportunities and initiatives.
  • Maintain a clean and organized working environment, including cleanup of the bottling line.
  • Additional duties and responsibilities as assigned.


Job Requirements:

High School Diploma or equivalency



Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Ability to follow all department safety, sanitation and production procedures.
  • Able to perform quality work efficiently, with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to clean assigned equipment to meet requirements
  • Adhere to all department policies and written procedures for optimum department function.
  • Ability to work in a team environment and communicate effectively.
  • Must be self-motivated, with a positive attitude.
  • Able to read, understand and follow written and verbal instructions in English.
  • Willingness to work flexible shifts and schedules.



Physical Demands:








10 lbs or Less




11 – 20 lbs




21 – 50 lbs


Reaching Outward


51 – 100 lbs


Reaching Above Shoulder


Over 100 lbs








12 lbs or Less


Squat or Kneel


13 – 25 lbs




26 – 40 lbs


Working at the computer


41 – 100 lbs



N (Not Applicable)

Activity is not applicable to this occupation.

O (Occasionally)

Occupation requires this activity up to 33% of the time (0-2.5+hrs/day)

F (Frequently)

Occupation requires this activity from 33% - 66% of the time (2.5-5.5+ hrs/day)


Occupation requires this activity more than 66% of the time (5.5+ hrs/day)

Other Physical Requirements

Vision Inspection (Near)

Sense of Sound (Listen for machines running)

Ability to wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) (boots, safety glasses, and ear plugs)


  • Able to sit/stand for a minimum of 9 hours per day. 
  • Able to visually concentrate on rapidly moving bottles at rates of 20-200+ bpm for a minimum of 9 hours per day.
  • Able to frequently stretch, reach, bend and pivot in order to perform this task.
  • Able to empty cases of glass and dump on moving conveyor at a weight of 18 – 21 lbs. per box at a rate of 650 cases per hour for up to 30-minute intervals.
  • Able to frequently lift, squat, bend, stretch, and pivot in order to performing this task.
  • Able to lift, carry and stack cases up to 50 lbs, while maintaining the production flow for up to 30- minute intervals.
  • Able to climb ladders and use stairs.
  • Able to frequently lift, squat, bend, and pivot for up to 2.5-hours intervals in order to perform job functions.
  • Able to sweep/mop floor with a broom/mop and bend and sweep/squeeze debris into dustpan or bucket.
  • Able to work flexible shifts and schedules, including overtime.
  • Able to use proper safety equipment and follow all safety procedures



Work Environment:

Loud production environment


The above information is representative of the work performed in this position, however it is not all-inclusive.  The omission of a specific duty or responsibility does not exclude it from the position if the work is similar or related to the essential duties and responsibilities.



About The Family Coppola

The Family Coppola encompasses all of the things Francis loves most—cinema, wine, food, resorts and adventure—and embraces quality, authenticity and pleasure as a backbone to each of these vibrant business endeavors.

Our people are driven by the cultural values of respect, integrity, innovation, passion, teamwork, and embracing change. Our employees love working here for our sense of “family” community. We’ve been recognized as one of The Best Places to Work in the North Bay multiple years in a row.

Posted: May 07, 2021



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