Job Status: Filled

Cellar Hand (Wine Jobs: Vineyards & Cellars )

Full Time

  Midnight Cellars Winery

  Paso Robles, California

Company Summary
Midnight Cellars is small family owned vineyard and winery operation in the beautiful town of Paso Robles, CA. Midnight produces estate grown wines from the famed Willow Creek district in Paso Robles. We produce about 7,000 cases of wine for Midnight Cellars along with producing wine for custom crush clients, usually about 12,000 total cases. We have a small tight knit fun winemaking team. We pride ourselves in our passion for winemaking and our ability to put smiles on each other’s face.

Position Summary
This is an excellent opportunity for someone with a passion for making high quality wine, who has 1 -3 years of cellar experience and is looking become a part of a winemaking family. This position will be an integral support position to the Assistant Winemaker and the rest of winemaking staff, helping with most aspects of daily winemaking responsibilities.

This is a full-time position. Weekly schedule is typically Monday through Friday. There will include weekend work and overtime as necessary (especially during harvest). The salary is commensurate with level of experience. Position also includes benefits for full-time employment at Midnight Cellars.

Responsibilities (include but are not limited to)
•  Help maintain daily winery sanitation. A clean winery is a happy winery!
•  Perform cellar work assigned by Assistant Winemaker.
o Transfers, blending, racking, topping, barrel work/maintenance, etc.
•  Perform select lab analysis with aid from Assistant Winemaker.
•  Performs simple equipment maintenance throughout the cellar.
•  Ability to recognize problems and report potential issues to Assistant Winemaker.
•  Ability to fill out work orders, and notice/record details for assigned cellar tasks.

Minimum Qualifications
•  Able to work in the US without visa sponsorship.
•  Able to work hard and independently with a minimum of supervision.
•  Ability and willingness to work various shifts including weekends and overtime.
•  Excellent organizational and communication skills - oral and written.
•  Must be at least 21 years of age.
•  Light-hearted with a positive outlook and flexible.

Preferred Qualifications
•  Previous harvest experience in winery production
•  Undergraduate degree in Enology and/or Viticulture or related field
•  Willingness to learn and develop new skills.
•  Operate a forklift safely – stack barrels, move wine pallets, transport bins, etc.
•  Previous laboratory experience - standard wine “wet” chemistry, and the ability to learn new methods.

Working Conditions
Working conditions in certain areas of the winery are cold, warm, wet, slippery and noisy. Involves exposure to loud noises, fumes, near moving mechanical parts and lift truck traffic. Frequent walking, standing, sitting, stooping, kneeling, crouch or crawl, going up and down stairs and ladders. Must be able to move up to 55 lbs. Must have a valid driver's license. Ability to work weekends and overtime.

Location: Paso Robles, California

Job Type: Full time

Equal Opportunity
•  Midnight Cellars is committed to a continuing program of equal employment opportunity. All persons have equal employment opportunities with Midnight Cellars, regardless of their sex, race, color, age, religion, creed, sexual orientation, national origin or citizenship, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition (cancer or genetic characteristics), marital status, gender (including gender identity or gender expression), familial status, military or veteran status, genetic information, pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related conditions (or any other group or category within the framework of the applicable discrimination laws and regulations).

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