General Cellar Technician (Wine Jobs: Vineyards & Cellars )

Full Time

  Delicato Vineyards

  Manteca, California

Delicato Family Vineyards has an exciting immediate career opportunity for a General Cellar Technician, in our Manteca, CA winery.

Delicato is a family-owned, family-run, fourth generation wine company with facilities in Napa, Manteca, and Monterey. President and CEO Chris Indelicato’s Grandfather, Gaspare Indelicato emigrated from Italy to California and founded the company in 1924. The family continued to expand the winery, purchase prime vineyard land, and craft wine brands that consumers love. Today Delicato is the fastest growing wine company in the Top Ten wine companies in the US, with a diverse portfolio of brands such as Bota Box; Gnarly Head; Delicato’s luxury Silverado Trail Black Stallion Estate Winery; Z. Alexander Brown wines made with Grammy-winning performer Zac Brown; and Earth Wise Vineyards from certified organic grapes.

Position Purpose:

Under close supervision, the General Cellar Technician efficiently performs general crush and wine processing duties, operates general cellar equipment, keeps accurate records and ensures work procedures are conducted in a safe and efficient manner.

Essential Duties:

  • Diligently follows safety, GMP, and ISO procedures and policies to safeguard personal and team member’s safety, wine quality and company property
  • Constructs basic pump and hose transfer lines for movement of liquid products to and from tanks and tanker trucks, adhering to procedures outlined in General Standard Operational Procedures (modules)
  • Ensures critical steps are followed for wine receiving and shipment of domestic and international loads that maintain quality and customer demands
  • Communicates business information in a professional and clear manner
  • Executes cleaning and sanitation steps to wine tanks, transfer lines and winery equipment
  • Performs critical winemaking steps during harvest to rack clean juice to fermenters and expedite yeast inoculations and nutrient additions
  • Monitors multiple assignments simultaneously
  • Assists skilled technicians as necessary
  • Takes initiative to maintain work area in a safe, professional and organized manner
  • Uses downtime productively by working on assigned projects, clean-up or assisting other team members
  • Supports site lean initiatives by actively participating in 5S initiatives
  • Performs simple cellar tasks, such as but no limited to lees and oak removal inside confined spaces (tanks)

Non Essential Duties:

  • Assists in one of the harvest press areas or barrel room as needed
  • Assists other departments as needed and may be provisionally reassigned to other departments based on business needs.
  • May operate high reach equipment strictly adhering to safety practices

Minimum Requirements:

Education and Experience:

  • High school diploma or GED

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Basic math skills and ability to multitask

Certificates and Licenses

  • CA driver’s license

Physical Requirements:

  • Carrying and lifting up to 70lbs

Working Conditions:

  • Work at protected heights of 45’, indoors and outdoors with marked temperature and humidity changes, exposed to dust, fumes, gases and noisy equipment
  • Must be able to work extended hours during the harvest season and rotating shifts throughout the year

Work Standards:

  • Acts in a manner reflective of the Company culture of High Moral Standards, Innovation and Continuous Evolution, Trust in Team, Continuous Improvement, and Sustainable Relationships
  • Communicates, interacts, and works effectively with others; receptive to feedback and coaching; voices concerns in a constructive manner
  • Demonstrates commitment to safety first; communicates safety concerns; promotes a safe work environment based on established safety standards and training
  • Follows all Company policies and procedures

Delicato offers its employees a generous and comprehensive benefits package.  The core health insurance components include medical, dental and vision, where Delicato covers nearly the entire cost for employees and a large percentage for dependents.  Additional health benefits include life, disability and flexible spending accounts.  Other benefits include 401(k) with generous company match, discretionary profit sharing, paid time off (PTO), paid holidays, wine & merchandise discounts, tuition reimbursement, gym discounts & many more.


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