Associate Beverage Maker

Location: Fort Lawn, SC, US

Date: Sep 23, 2022

Company: E. & J. Gallo

Why Gallo
Gallo is proud to be expanding into Chester County, South Carolina! Our Chester County Operations facility will be situated on 630 acres and include bottling and canning capabilities, warehousing, a regional distribution center, and will serve as the eastern hub for our import and export business.

We're approaching 100 years of bold ideas and hard work that unite us in our goal to serve joy in the moments that matter. As a company that has thrived on the simple belief of taking care of our people first, we appreciate and value what matters most to you. We're all about providing some of the best benefits, rewards, and development programs available in your area. We focus on caring and respecting each other, because together, we make growth possible.

At Gallo, we're passionate about bringing our culture to life in Chester County and to building something truly amazing, together.

Chester County Operations | We Serve Joy!

Summary:

Are you a dynamic individual who can bring a passion for beverage making, energy and a refined palate to our team? The Associate Beverage Maker will execute a variety of activities relating to the blending and bottling of beverages by supporting and directing the production processes in the creation of quality alcoholic beverages at our facility located in Fort Lawn, South Carolina. 

What You Will Do:

  • Tastes alcoholic beverages, conducts evaluations, and makes recommendations of treatments/blending changes to maintain or improve beverage quality to manager or site leadership.
  • Requests samples, reviews analysis and recognizes trends, tastes incoming bulk inventory/ingredients, and conducts tastings within beveragemaking team.
  • Initiates and develops trials and experiments to help improve product quality and efficiency within the plant.
  • Supervises the production processes and operations involved to deliver spirits from raw material to bottle as assigned (Ex: ingredient receiving, product blending and bottling, etc.).
  • Supports production with timely laboratory analysis on key analytes to support blending and bottling production (Ex: alcohol, CO2, etc).
  • Could support laboratory instrument calibration and minor troubleshooting as required; prepares chemical solutions used in the laboratory.
  • Logs sample results into the laboratory information management system so other beveragemakers, team leaders, operation manager, and leadership team members are constantly aware of the quality of the product being produced.
  • Works closely with operations personnel to write work orders and execute the blending plan within the cellar at the Fort Lawn facility to ensure timely processing and bottling.
  • Responsible for production of individual blends within the portfolio and ensures all blends comply with formulas, COLA and TTB regulations, and completes tracking paperwork within a timely manner from raw materials to bottle.
  • Notifies team and operations if there are risks to blend timelines. Troubleshoots blend issues and can resolve standard issues on non-compliant blends.
  • Contributes to the continuous improvement of production.
  • Collaborates cross-functionally with partners in Operations, Supply Chain, Compliance, and QA in the pursuit of creating quality products, processes and procedures within the Fort Lawn facility.
  • Can support some daily aspects of existing Co-Man processes to ensure quality production for beverage portfolio.
  • Reviews alcoholic beverage analysis data and makes necessary adjustments for quality and style target attainment.

What You Will Need:

  • Bachelor's degree in science or engineering plus 3 years of winemaking, distillation, beveragemaking, Gallo new product development, quality, analytical laboratory, or beverage management (managing a spirits portfolio in a restaurant/bar or developing a cocktail program) experience reflecting increasing levels of responsibilities; OR High School Diploma or State-issued equivalency certificate plus 7 years of winemaking, distillation, beveragemaking, Gallo new product development, quality, analytical laboratory, or beverage management (managing a spirits portfolio in a restaurant/bar or developing a cocktail program) experience reflecting increasing levels of responsibilities.
  • Required to be available for 24 hour on-call support of production operations.
  • Required to work any assigned shift. 
  • Required to be 21 years of age or older.
  • Required to occasionally lift and move full cases of product weighing up to 50 pounds.
  • Required to occasionally work under varying climatic conditions.
  • Required to identify variances in alcoholic beverage color by sight and identify alcoholic beverage flavors by taste and smell.
  • Candidates for this position must have a valid driver’s license and a safe driving record. Required to obtain a California driver’s license, or appropriate state driver’s license, within 30 days of hire.
  • Skilled in the use of MS Word and MS Excel at a moderate level and MS Powerpoint at a basic level.
  • Skilled in applying mathematical operations to such tasks as frequency distribution, determination of test reliability and validity, analysis of variance, and correlation techniques.
  • Experience defining problems, collecting data, establishing facts, and drawing valid conclusions.
  • Required to travel to company offices, sites, and/or meeting locations for onboarding, training, meetings, and events for development, department needs, and business delivery up to 5% of the time, with or without reasonable accommodation. This may be in addition to travel requirements, if applicable, as listed in this job description.

Gallo does not sponsor for employment based visas for this position now or in the future.
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Gallo is an Equal Employment opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, traits historically associated with race, including but not limited to, hair texture and protective hairstyles (such as braids, locks, and twists), color, national origin, ancestry, creed, religion, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition as defined by applicable state law (including cancer and predisposing genetic characteristics in California), genetic information, marital status, familial status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, sexual orientation (actual or perceived), transgender status, sex stereotyping, age, military or veteran status, domestic violence or sexual assault victim status, or any other basis protected by applicable law. 

 

We also consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable federal, state and local law. Gallo is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for candidates with disabilities in our recruiting process.
 
If you need any assistance or accommodations due to a disability, please let us know at 209.341.7000.


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