Cellar Worker

Location: Santa Rosa, CA

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Our Santa Rosa facility is seeking an experienced Cellar Worker to perform cellar, barrel and tank operations to include sanitizing and clean-up of winery and bottling line equipment while following established company protocols and Standard Operating Procedures (SOP).

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
•Setup, operate, clean and sanitize transfer pumps and lines, Plate & Frame, Diatomaceous Earth, Cross Flow, and Membrane filters.
•Perform regular steam sanitation of bottling line filler and related equipment on start-up shift.
•Perform regular wash-down / chemical sanitation and / or chemical clean of bottling line filler and related equipment on daily shut-down shift.
•Perform routine visual inspection of stainless steel tanks, tanker trucks etc. to determine cleaning and sanitizing need.
•Ensure established safety guidelines are understood and followed.
•Transfer empty / full / pressurized wine hoses and attach with clamp fittings to tanks / pumps / transfer lines to transfer / rack wine, juice, must, water or cleaning solutions.
•Accurately measure dry and liquid additives per calculations and work order instructions for additions to wine / juice.
•Use pump and hoses to complete additions to wine / juice in tank and subsequent mixing to ensure homogenization of tank.
•Manipulate tank lids to ensure proper opening and closing of tank tops for cellar operations.
•Operate cleaning equipment and tools to clean cellar floors, walls, tank pads, outside and inside of tanks, and catwalks.
•Hand scrub (with brush) pumps / fittings / miscellaneous equipment parts as needed.
•Sweep or rake winery floors and grounds and dispose of all trash and place in the proper disposal area.
•Accurately document and follow instructions on work orders.
•Drive forklift to move/stack barrels and other materials / equipment as needed.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
•Work is usually performed in a warehouse environment.
•Must be able to pass entrance skills, physical and drug testing.
•Must be able to lift, pull, push or carry up to 55 pounds.
•Requires frequent standing, stooping and bending.
•Must be able to climb stairs and ladders and work at heights above 20 feet.

QUALIFICATIONS:
•Must be 21 years of age.
•High School Diploma or GED required.
•General wine and/or winery experience to include production or manufacturing environment.
•Ability to communicate in the English language, read and write, and follow instructions in English.
•Ability to work efficiently with minimal supervision.
•Must be willing to work flexible hours.
•Forklift experience with valid California Drivers License.
•Must be able to pass a winery forklift training class.
•Must be computer literate with knowledge of basic word processing and spreadsheet software.

AWDirect offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefit package that includes medical, dental, vision, disability, life insurance, 401K plan, and more.

Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug-Free Work Environment.

Please reply with a cover letter and resume.

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