Cellar Worker

May 1, 2024
$21 - $23 / hour
Application ends: June 30, 2024
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Job Description

Are you looking to be part of an industry and company that values employees, specializes in making a fun and high quality product, and appreciates a work life balance? If so, Cakebread Cellars has an open position for you. Our story begins in 1973 with a piece of land, a family passionate about wine and a community of friends and partners who helped bring Cakebread Cellars to life. Cakebread Cellars’ wines don’t just reflect the personalities of the vineyards, they also reflect the spirit of all of our employees who make our wines and winery remarkable.

We want to continue to build on that spirit by adding skilled and professional Cellar Worker to our team. Under the supervision of the Cellar Master, this team member learns and performs various work assignments that result in the production of high quality wines; ensures that safety procedures, cellar procedures, quality standards and training programs are followed as directed by the Winemaker, Assistant Winemaker, and Cellar Master.

About Us:
• We are a family owned winery with an established reputation for producing world-class wines! Since 1973 to be exact.
• Our success is built on quality, consistency, and continuity-characteristics we apply equally to the people, grapes, and operations of the winery.
• In 2019, our employees gave such outstanding survey feedback that we became a certified Great Place to Work and were awarded as one of the Bay Area’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For!
• We are all about our company culture so much so, that it’s our #1 priority.
• We believe in the good life. With 80 employees, there are enough resources to go around so you can enjoy life and the all the benefits we have to offer.
• We love giving back to the community. In fact, we set aside dollars for community resources like health care and housing and donate to many charities.
• We value sustainability in all aspects of our business.

With us you will be able to:
• Work with extraordinarily passionate people. Top talent wants to work with top talent. Here you will have the chance.
• Be an integral part of a family owned company where everyone knows your name.
• Stay sharp and broaden your knowledge base, achieve new heights with a team dedicated to your professional growth.
• Work for a leader that has your back.
• Enjoy the fruits of your labor!

What we will ask you to do:
• Maintains a safe, professional, orderly, and clean working environment.
• Assists in production of quality Cakebread Cellars wines.
• Cleans and sanitizes cellars, stainless steel tanks and all equipment used in cellar operations.
• Performs routine barrel maintenance, such as washing with ozonated water and SO2 gassing of empty barrels.
• Sets up pumps, implements proper use per the procedure’s manual or as the work order specifies and operates all types of pumps including centrifugal, positive displacement, air pumps, and bull dog pups.
• Operates forklift in a safe manner moving empty or full barrels, empty or full bins, glass or cased goods for bottling and dumpers during harvest.
• Assists with filtration which includes setup and sanitation, monitoring filtration operation under supervision, and breakdown and cleaning/sanitation.
• Makes wine additions to barrels and tanks including any and all juice or wine additives.
• Juice and wine racking for all stages of winemaking and per instruction for specified level of clarity.
• Follows and accurately fills out work orders. Confirming details such as barrel/lot ID and tank destinations are correct prior to starting task.
• Communicates with Assistant Winemaker/Cellar Supervisors to ensure partial barrels and drums are eliminated when filling and topping.
• Under direction of Assistant Winemaker and Cellar Supervisors, takes and properly labels wine and juice samples as required and delivers to lab by designated timeline.
• As requested, works on bottling line dumping glass, packing or palletizing.
• Bring a genuine positive attitude and high energy 100% of the time.
• Collaborate with your fellow team members and share your ideas.

What you should bring to the table:
• Bachelor’s degree preferred, high school diploma or equivalent required
• Versatility, flexibility and willingness to work in changing environment
• Ability to understand and follow written and verbal instructions
• Strong organizational and problem solving skills; sets priorities
• Innovative, positive team player
• Ability to work in small confined spaces and high places
• Ability to work extended shifts; including night shifts during harvest

What we will bring to the table:
• Competitive salary including profit sharing.
• Employee focused environment.
• Full health care benefits options including medical, dental, and vision with a wellness and safety focus.
• 401K plan with company match.
• Vacation, sick, volunteer and holiday pay.
• Employee discounts

Cakebread Cellars is committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff. We will respect your experiences, perspectives and unique identity. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable