Bottling Tech II
A Bottling Line Technician II performs certain bottling activities related to prepping the bottling line, inspecting and supplying packaging materials, equipment operation, packing bottled product into cases and palletizing finished case goods. Operates and performs changeovers on most equipment associated with the company’s high speed, automated bottling and canning lines. This is an intermediate level position where activities are performed under limited supervision.
Other duties include, training, rework, offline hand packing / hand application of packaging materials, regular housekeeping, and other department duties as assigned, ensuring the daily bottling schedule is achieved while maintaining a focus on safety, quality and efficiency. A Bottling Line Technician II will also assist in training other operators.
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.
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:
- Attends to the changeover, set-up and operation of at least six of the following machines: hot melt, un-caser, rinser, nitrogen doser, filler, warmer, capsule applicator, spinner, screw capper, labeler, netter, case packer, case printer, and palletizing station.
- May be required to assist in AM and PM sanitation.
- Works collaboratively with the Maintenance Team to identify and diagnose machine issues.
- Prepare / stage / load raw materials: Accurate identification and timely supply of empty glass, foil capsules, corks, labels, glue for case sealer, and pallet wrap (plastic rolls) in adequate amounts to ensure continuous smooth running of bottling line operation. Includes inspection for quality control and correct spec sheet requirements.
- Ability to hand pack finished product into cases and perform rework as necessary.
- Make minor adjustments to bottling line equipment: such as clear case jambs, cleaning broken wine bottles from case packer, etc. Notify Supervisor for assistance with mechanical issues.
- Continuous visual monitoring of packages for quality defects in accordance with company standards/ specification sheets.
- Conduct scheduled quality checks and complete documentation for quality control, updating information forms and logs such as Label Position Monitoring, Bottle laser date/time code, Broken Bottle Report, New Glass Pallet Tags and Case legal panel. Responsible for reporting all quality defects to Q/A or supervisor.
- 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.
- Assist in training other operators on machines for which you are proficient.
- 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.
High School Diploma or equivalency
1-2 years’ experience on a bottling line
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.
10 lbs or Less
11 – 20 lbs
21 – 50 lbs
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.
Occupation requires this activity up to 33% of the time (0-2.5+hrs/day)
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) (Steel toe 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
Loud production environment
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.