Facility Maintenance Technician (Wine Jobs: Management & Administration)

Full Time

  Trefethen Family Vineyards

  Napa, California

Trefethen Family Vineyards, a family owned estate winery in the Oak Knoll District of the Napa Valley, is looking for a detail-oriented team player to add to our maintenance crew. Under the supervision of the Facility Manager, the Facility Maintenance Technician will play a key role helping to keep the winery running smoothly and looking great. This position performs preventive maintenance and repairs on all winery process equipment as well as general repairs and maintenance for all winery buildings. This is a full-time hands-on working position. Trefethen provides benefits that include participation in our medical/dental/vision insurance, 401k plan, paid vacation and sick time, employee wine allocations, and more.


•  Assist in the maintenance and repair of presses, pumps, filtration, refrigeration, and other winery equipment
•  Provide general maintenance across all winery buildings
•  Electrical, painting, plumbing and other related projects
•  Observe safety and security procedures
•  Identify and resolve problems in a timely manner
•  Complete projects on time while demonstrating the ability to prioritize tasks
•  Maintain the high standards of the winery as it relates to building cleanliness, maintenance, functionality and safety.


•  Proven strong mechanical aptitude
•  Background in fabrication, electrical, plumbing, auto repair and/or other related fields preferred
•  Knowledge in hydraulics, pneumatic systems, wastewater systems, and welding preferred
•  Problem-solving skills in mechanical and electrical areas
•  Strong work ethic
•  Ability to respond to frequently changing needs
•  Ability to handle numerous projects in progress at one time
•  Ability to work in a team-oriented environment and independently, with minimal supervision
•  Ability to work long shifts when called upon and the possibility of weekend call-in
•  Prior winery experience preferred, but not required
•  Valid California Driver’s License

Physical Requirements and Working Conditions

•  Lifting and handling materials weighing 60 pounds or more
•  Ability to stand for extended periods of time; walk, kneel, and climb stairs and ladders
•  Ability to work in different exposures: indoor, outdoor, hot, cold, wet or dry
•  Ability to work while standing on different surfaces: cement, blacktop, vineyard floor
•  Must comply with all safety equipment requirements including ear plugs and safety glasses
•  Exposure to machinery, forklifts and related production equipment
•  Walking on sloped or uneven terrain
•  Grasping, stooping, carrying and crouching

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