Cellar Worker


More than 250 years of sparkling winemaking experience and ancestors who defined innovation helped to form today's Domaine Chandon, which continues the tradition of discovery and passion for great winemaking. Join us for Harvest and gain valuable hands-on experience from one of California's premier sparkling wineries. Cellar Work: • With limited supervision, perform and direct routine operation of pumps and filters to rack, transfer, and clarify juice and wine. • Under limited supervision operate all complex cellar equipment, including: membrane and pad filters, heat exchanger, centrifuge, cross flow, and STARS. • Enter accurate and detailed bulk inventory gauging and transfer information on cellar work orders. • Monitor accuracy and completeness of cellar work orders conducted by Cellar I and Cellar II staff. • Responsible for sanitation of equipment and facilities in all areas of cellar activity. • Collect wine samples and general support for laboratory sampling. • Perform and direct chemical additions to wine. • Perform and direct equipment maintenance such as hose repair. • Perform and direct barrel maintenance. • Perform all barrel procedures including receiving, prepping, filling, topping, cleaning/sanitation, and inventory. • Set both manual and automatic tank temperature control. • Safely operate forklift and handcarts. • Operate and direct operation of presses and crushers. • Handle shipping and receiving of wine tankers and grape deliveries. • Maintain yeast and malo-lactic cultures to ensure viability. Team Support and Administrative: • Participate in safety, department, and company meetings. • General support and coordination with Laboratory and Operations departments. • Train and direct less skilled workers. • Conduct inventory on wine and supplies. • Take lead role in equipment repair and preventative maintenance programs. • Review completed work orders for accuracy and entry into AMS. Education: High school diploma or GED required. Languages: Fluent English Professional experience & know how: • Minimum 4 years winery cellar experience required. • Knowledge of safe cellar practices, including safe handling of chemicals. • Knowledge of winery cellar operating procedures. • Ability to be trained in confined space entry process and procedures. • Ability to drive a forklift and become forklift certified. Technical & management skills: • Ability to understand and perform basic math. • Ability to understand and perform basic measurements. • Ability to train and direct less skilled workers, including seasonal labor. • Ability to provide working leadership or guidance to lower-level employees • Preferred: intermediate knowledge and ability of the following computer software programs: MS Windows, Excel, Word, Outlook or Lotus Notes. Personal & interpersonal skills: Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.


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1 California Drive
Yountville, California 94599
United States