Senior Maintenance Lead (Wine Jobs: Management & Administration)

Full Time

  Don Sebastiani & Sons

  Napa, California

Voted one of the North Bay Business Journal’s Best Places to Work!

Don Sebastiani & Sons is the next generation in a deep-rooted family history of winemaking dating back to the early 1900's. Drawing on our negociant family history, we are a purveyor of upscale, moderately priced varietal wines sourced from some of the best growing regions worldwide. Headquartered in Sonoma with a winery in Napa, Don & Sons is growing and expanding our brands rapidly and we need inspired, creative and experienced people to complement our team. Don Sebastiani and Sons' employees abide by three core values: a can-do attitude, urgency & honesty, and five-star customer service. These core values stem from our family's history and reputation and continuously propel us in our mission to make and grow innovative, reliable, and high value wine brands. 

We offer competitive salary as well as a comprehensive benefits package that includes your choice of traditional or high deductible Medical, a generous employer funded Health Savings Account, Dental, Vision, EAP, Long Term Disability, Life Insurance, Flexible Spending Accounts with Medical and Dependent care pre-tax benefits (FSA), and 401K with discretionary profit sharing, paid time off (PTO), paid holidays, and wine gifts and discounts.

If you're looking for a rewarding environment in which to build a fulfilling career and feel you’d be a fit for this position, you are invited to apply by including a cover letter and resume in response to this listing. Please include the position title and your name in the subject line.

Position Summary:

The Lead Bottling Mechanic is responsible for scheduling, delegating and performing the day to day maintenance of winery equipment including set-up, installation and repair. This person will report directly to the Vice President of Operations and will work closely with the Bottling Lead as well as the Cellar Lead to complete tasks. The Lead Bottling Mechanic may also be involved in general facility maintenance consisting of repairs, modifications and preventive maintenance.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
•  Troubleshoots and repairs electrical and mechanical equipment within the bottling line to improve performance and increase production. 
•  Determines the extent of an issue and promptly replaces defective or worn parts, reassembles, re-adjusts, and/or reprograms systems for proper operation. 
•  Responsible for bottling line changeovers, adjustments, preventative maintenance and synchronization of equipment. 
•  May perform non-certified wiring and fabrication incidental to repair and maintenance tasks.
•  Identifies and repairs issues all the pumping systems used within the winery. 
•  Works from detailed blue prints, schematics, samples, drawings, and/or verbal instructions. 
•  Orders parts and supplies for the bottling line, cellar, and facility regarding maintenance.
•  Manages the wastewater system and pulls weekly water samples for Cal Test.
•  Assists in coordinating the work of outside contractors. 
•  Maintains records of all maintenance performed on equipment.
•  Ensures that all employees and visitors comply with all Cal OSHA guidelines and DSS safety programs, policies and practices by communicating and preventing improper handling or use within the facility.
•  Attends staff meetings as required, including Safety Committee meetings and Team Huddles. 
•  Writes, follows and ensures compliance with all lockout/tag-out procedures for each piece of equipment. 
•  Establishes and implements Bottling Line Standard Operating Procedures within the ISO/HACCP system.
•  Provides relief for bottling line workers and assumes the position of Bottling Line Lead when necessary, which can include supplying the line with glass, working in the filler room, forklift driving, etc.
•  Performs general facility maintenance by keeping the building in proper operating condition. 
•  On call to assist with any urgent facility needs during swing shift production hours, which may result in returning to the facility. 
•  Works successfully as part of a team and maintains strong working relationships with co-workers.
•  Reports directly to and informs the Vice President of Operations of any downtime and future scheduled maintenance. 
•  Ability to analyze and prioritize tasks. 
•  Actively participates in and abides by all HACCP and ISO programs as part of DSS compliance.
•  Performs special assignments, projects, and other duties as requested. 

Education and Experience:
•  High School diploma or GED; additional technical training, trade school or certification desired.
•  5+ years of experience in bottling line maintenance.
•  Proficiency with mechanics.

Don Sebastiani & Sons provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Don Sebastiani & Sons complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Don Sebastiani & Sons expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Don Sebastiani & Sons' employees to perform their job duties may result in termination.

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