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On-Call Bottling Tech

Location: Geyserville, California

Job Summary: Responsible for daily operations of bottling line equipment, while performing bottling tasks. 
Tasks include: inspecting bottles, capsules, hand packaging cases, glass dumping, final package inspection, empty case handling and cleaning-up, operating case packer, capsule applicator/spinner, and case printer and sealer.  Perform other bottling department duties as assigned.


Reasonable Accommodations Statement: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. 

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 People Operations.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities  
ALL LEVELS
:• Follows standard operating procedures in the performance of all bottling activities to ensure maximum productivity and wine quality objectives are achieved.
• Adheres to all safety policies and procedures, including but not limited to, timely and accurate reporting of all work-related injuries and illnesses to the supervisor, promoting safety awareness to co-workers, advising the supervisor of any unsafe acts and conditions and wearing required personal protective equipment
• Responsible for facilitating re-work/re-conditioning, general clean up and housekeeping of any assigned area(s). 
• Responsible for adhering to rest and meal periods.• Additional duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Technicians rotate through the following stations and responsabilities:
STAR I - CASE THROWER/STACKER:
• Responsible for placing cases of glass on the conveyor belt and sustaining the line with boxes.  o Line moves at approximately, 200+ bpm.o The cases of glass weigh approximately 20 lbs.o At times stacking cases will be required when full of wine, which weighs approximately 50 lbs. 
• Place cases on a conveyor belt, hand load boxed glass from pallet onto moving conveyor, or dump glass onto conveyor, confirm that glass/carton is correct, monitor uncasing unit.
• Using a mechanical stamp, indicate the correct date/time for the glass production tag.
• Pull the empty wood pallet off the rollers and place it on a stack, keeping them stacked straight, for easy removal of the forklift driver.
• Separate the cardboard and plastic for recycling bins, placing in appropriate compactors when time permits or before going to breaks or meal periods.
• Keep the line full of glass at all times.

STAR II – LABEL/CAPSULE INSPECTOR:
• Inspection of labels to include looking for damage as well as making sure they are in spec.
• Read and interpret spec sheets.  
• Measure the height of the front and back label as well as the margins and confirm they are within spec.
• Visually monitor the capsule, checking for a smooth roll down, no creases, or crowning on the bottle top.• Follow specifications to ensure proper application and compliance of laser date/time code, fill level, label, capsule and cork.

STAR II – SPINNER/APPLICATOR INSPECTOR:
• Inspection of capsules to make sure they are in spec while maintaining the supplies for this piece of equipment.
• Responsible for filling the trays with capsules, while inspecting supplies for quality.                     
 • Familiarization with operating screen functions.                                               • Visually monitor the capsule, checking for a smooth roll down, no creases, or crowning on the bottle top.                                                                               • Manage process of reworking bottles including pulling off capsules and getting them back on the line.                                                   
• Ability to troubleshoot the applicator/spinner and determine if a mechanical adjustment is needed.• Able to read English, to trouble shoot the computer panel.

STAR II – CASE PACKER
• Operate case packer following all safety procedures.
• Using the control panel, bring boxes in and out of the case packer.
• Ensure case flaps are oriented correctly for introduction to case packer.
• Communicate with mechanics regarding any mechanical problem that needs attention.
• Inspect full case for bottle fill and capsule application.
• Clean machine at end of shift.
• Able to perform above duties by lifting, bending, squatting, pivoting and climbing for up to 2-hour intervals.

STAR II – CASE SEALER/CASE PRINTER
• Operate case sealer and printer, following all safety procedures.
• Ensure the flaps on the boxes are oriented correctly, before entering the sealer.
• Marking sure the glue pattern is on the flap, not entering the case on a bottle.• Keeping the sealer full of glue. 
• Checking on the end panel that the information required, is correct and readable.

Job Requirements:
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:  
• Ability to follow all department safety, sanitation and production procedures. 
• Ability to perform quality work efficiently, with minimal supervision. 
• Ability to clean assigned equipment to meet requirements.  
• Ability adhere to all department policies and written procedures for optimum department function. 
• Ability to work in a team environment and communicate effectively. 
• Ability to read, understand and follow written and verbal instructions in English. 
• Ability to work flexible shifts and schedules, including weekends and overtime.
• Ability to sit/stand for a minimum of 9 hours per day.  
• Ability to visually concentrate on rapidly moving bottles at rates of 20-200+ bpm for a minimum of 9 hours per day.
• Ability to frequently stretch, reach, bend and pivot in order to perform this task. 
• Ability 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. 
• Ability to lift, carry and stack cases up to 50 lbs., while maintaining the production flow for up to 30- minute intervals. 
• Ability to climb ladders and use stairs. 
• Ability to frequently lift, squat, bend, and pivot for up to 2-hours intervals in order to perform job functions. 
• Ability to sweep/mop floor with a broom/mop and bend and sweep/squeeze debris into dustpan or bucket. 
• Ability to use proper safety equipment and follow all safety procedures.• Must be self-motivated, with a positive attitude

Physical Demands:
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)
C (Constantly)-Occupation requires this activity more than 66% of the time (5.5 + hrs/day)

Stand-C, Walk-F, Sit-O, Handling/Fingering-F, Reaching Outward-C, Reaching Above Shoulder-OClimb-O, Crawl-O, Squat or Kneel-O, Bend-F, Working at the Computer-N

Lift/Carry Push/Pull Other Physical Requirements
10 lbs or Less F
12 lbs or Less O
11 lbs to 20 lbs O
13 lbs to 25 lbs N
21 lbs to 50 lbs O
26 lbs to 40 lbs N
51 lbs to 100 lbs N
41 lbs to 100 lbs N
Over 100 lbs N Over 100 lbs N

Ability to wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) (i.e. steel toe boots, safety glasses, and ear plugs)

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.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to outside weather conditions.  The employee is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles.  The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

Posted: August 31, 2018

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