Job Summary: As a member of our team you will have the opportunity to be involved in various crush activities while working with a highly motivated and dynamic production team. As a cellar worker, you will be a central part of our wine making team performing various work assignments to include: racking, pumping, clarifying and blending of juice and wine; Operate and care for filters, pumps, presses, hoses and other cellar equipment; handle shipping and receiving of everything from cases of wine to tanker trucks; perform sanitation of cellar equipment including casks and tanks; check temperature of tanks during fermentation, stabilization and storage.
Our wineries operate 24 hours a day (3 x 8 hour shifts) year round. During harvest we may operate 7 days per week. Successful candidates will be assigned to one of the 3 shifts and will be expected to be available during their scheduled work days during the harvest period from the middle of August through the beginning of November.
This is a paid internship with full time opportunity after the completed season.
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 People Operations.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Teamwork and Attitude:
40% Wine and Barrel Work:
40% Sanitation/Wine Movement Setup/Workplace Maintenance:
20% Completion of Work Orders:
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
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-C, Sit-O, Handling/Fingering-F, Reaching Outward-F, Reaching Above Shoulder-O
Climb-O, Crawl-O, Squat or Kneel-O, Bend-O, Working at the Computer-N
Other Physical Requirements
10 lbs or Less
12 lbs or Less
Vision (Near, Distance)
11 lbs to 20 lbs
13 lbs to 25 lbs
Sense of Sound (i.e. Machinery/Tractor Sounds)
21 lbs to 50 lbs
26 lbs to 40 lbs
Sense of Touch
51 lbs to 100 lbs
41 lbs to 100 lbs
Ability to wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) (i.e. steel toe boots, safety glasses)
Over 100 lbs
Over 100 lbs
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, as well as conditions that can be wet or dry, cold or warm, and/or indoors or outdoors. The employee is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.