Bottling Line Lead, 2nd Shift (Wine Jobs: Vineyards & Cellars )

Full Time

  Don Sebastiani & Sons

  Napa, California

Position Summary: In coordination with the Vice President of Operations, responsible for day-to-day bottling line activities in accordance with cellar and bottling operational policies. 

Schedule: 2nd shift, Typically 3:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m., varies depending on production needs.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
•  In coordination with the Vice President of Operations schedules and supervises staff in all bottling activities, including running all equipment; filler, corker, capper, labeler, case packer and capsule machine, according to safety policies and procedures.
•  Schedules, monitors and tracks the work hours of bottling employees. Evaluates staffing needs and coordinates efforts to maximize labor resources.
•  Works together with first shift bottling lead to ensure all information is communicated to operate production to the highest efficiency and form a team environment. 
•  Ensures adequate glass and supplies are on hand to support bottling daily plan.
•  Interfaces with cellar, lab and warehouse to ensure wine and supplies are readily available. 
•  Facilitates and coordinates facility/equipment repairs with the Maintenance Department. 
•  Verifies all supplies are correct and proper tank is being bottled for daily run.
•  Prepares weekly glass schedule for the following week’s bottling needs.
•  Submits purchase orders for all supplies ordered.
•  Ensures all bottling materials have been received and entered into inventory system.
•  Takes daily inventory using forms and software system of all bottling supplies used before and after bottling. 
•  Acts as back up to the Lab to check fill points and perform quality checks on bottling line.
•  Performs all levels of bottling line and equipment operation when necessary.
•  Prepares bills of lading and transshipment documents to off-site warehouse.
•  Trains both full time and temporary bottling staff in Bottling Line safety and Operations. 
•  Trains staff on ISO/HACCP and keeps company logs up to date.
•  Ensures proper equipment use, maintenance, and storage for all bottling equipment.
•  Works with the Vice President of Operations to ensure all mandatory safety programs are up-to-date and ongoing, and staff is in compliance.
•  Promotes teamwork with all winery personnel.
•  Special projects and other responsibilities as assigned.

•  3+ years packaging equipment operating experience.
•  3+ years management/supervisory experience in a process environment.
•  Lift truck and clamp certified or certifiable.
•  Past experience enforcing good safety practices and following all safety regulations.
•  In-depth knowledge and understanding of a packaging operation.
•  Demonstrated ability to coordinate and document workflow.
•  Demonstrated ability to allocate resources of personnel and equipment to see that production tasks are performed in a timely, efficient, and safe manner.
•  A good understanding of quality control is an advantage. 

•  Computer proficiency in Excel, Word, Outlook. 
•  Ability to use up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently and/or 10 pounds continuously to move objects.

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