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Seasonal Cellar Hand; Harvest 2017

Seasonal winery cellar position begins September 1 and ends late November.  This is a season position only.  You will work directly with the wine maker, assistant wine maker and a few other cellar hands.

Previous winery or brewery experience required.  Do not apply without this prerequisite. 

Harvest:  September to November full-time with overtime: 5 -6 days per week rotating, including weekends.

Job may end in mid to late November.

Compensation: $13/hour.  Overtime after 40 hour per week.  

Daily lunch provided by the winery during the peak production weeks of harvest – September/October.

Candidate must be/have:

·      Proactive

·      Attention to detail

·      Organized

·      Able to work independently with occasional oversight from winemaker/assistant winemaker

·      Common sense and attention to safety in the cellar

·      Basic competence with computers and common software including e-mail, spreadsheets, and text documents

Position Responsibilities:

Harvest season:

·      Receiving and sorting fruit

·      Operating a variety of winery equipment including pumps, filters, pallet jacks, punch down devises, etc.

·      Sanitation of pumps, hoses, tanks, barrels

·      Racking and blending wines

·      Punch downs and pump overs

·      Pressing

·      Barrel sanitation, filling and overall cooperage care.

·      Nutritional and yeast additions

·      Cleaning, cleaning and more cleaning -- this is a winery.

·      Forklift experience a plus but not required

·      Spanish language skills a plus but not required


·      Able to lift 50 pounds repeatedly

·      Able work on ladders and platforms

·      Valid driver’s license

·      Ability to safely use a pallet jack to move loads up to 2,000 lbs.

·      Ability to read and write English

·      Availability to work weekends as needed during harvest. 

·      Ability to work standing for up to 10 hours per day.

·      Ability to climb ladders and stairs to access wine tank

·      Ability to work in wet and cold conditions

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