Winery Operations Technician I

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Location:Windsor, California
Job Type:Full Time

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A career at Brown-Forman is just like a good bottle of bourbon: unique and refined, with a bit of a kick. Making our products from barrel to bottle requires detailed planning along each step. Just like bourbon production, our employees work in many different aspects to create the best possible product. This way, our customers can enjoy the world-class brands we promise to deliver. Here’s the kicker - we, too, get to enjoy this process, just one of the sweet benefits of leading the market with the world’s favorite whiskey. Whether in the ground, in the store, or in the office, we hand pick all of our ingredients in order to be proud of what we achieve.

Basic Function:
Performs entry-level cellar duties and bottling duties under the close supervision of the Wine Production Supervisor. Performs routine and repetitive tasks with specific instructions and set procedures.

Job Duties & Requirements:
Good written and verbal communication skills, basic math abilities, flexibility, good judgment, commitment to the job, quality-oriented, positive attitude, self-starter.

Responsibilities:

  • Understands and reads work order instructions in English
  • Performs basic barrel work such as filling, disgorging, topping, additions, use of scanners, stirring and all required, complies with the respiratory requirement for application of SO2. Shipping and Receiving barrels.
  • Performs basic tank work such as blending, racking, moving wine which includes the loading of bulk wine tankers, and tank sanitation
  • Performs bottling line tasks in various workstations which includes basic cleaning of bottling line equipment and working stations
  • Performs barrel and tank work during harvest period which also requires direct guidance to seasonal workforce
  • Operates lees filter operation and sanitation
  • Performs housekeeping and sanitation tasks to meet internal quality standards which encompass winery, bottling and harvest operations
  • Responsible for the proper setup, use, and care of all cellar equipment.
  • Safe operation of scissor lift
  • Adheres to all established safety guidelines
  • Adheres to all established quality guidelines
  • Participates in one or more employee engagement groups
  • Participates and supports CI initiatives
  • Additional duties as assigned

Competencies:

Contributing to Team Success

Collaboration

Flexibility

Demonstrates BF Behaviors – Curious, Collaborative, Courageous, Champion, Creative

Demonstrates BF values – Integrity, Respect, Trust, Teamwork, and Excellence

Essential Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

Education – High School Diploma, GED or equivalent

Communication (conveys clear and concise information)

Prior Experience – Direct winery/cellar experience required. Must have at least one year of direct winery/cellar experience.

Certifications – Forklift certification a plus.

Physical Requirements – Must be able to lift, pull and carry up to 40lbs on a repetitive basis. Ability to work long periods while standing up and ability to walk extended distances including repetitive movement on stairs.

Communication Skills – Must be able to communicate effectively with coworkers and supervisors. Bilingual English/Spanish preferred.

Attendance/Schedule – Must have flexibility with scheduling, willing to work various schedules. Will require occasional overtime and weekend work during harvest and as needed. May also require on-call status for emergencies.

The employee is expected to adhere to all company policies and to act as a role model in the adherence to guidelines.

Requisition Type:

Employee

Management Level:

Global Job Level:

US

Number of Openings Available:

1