Rombauer Wine Technician

Location: Napa, CA, US, 94558

Date: Jun 28, 2024

Company: E. & J. Gallo

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Winery: Rombauer Vineyards

Location: Napa, CA 


Under general supervision, participates in all phases of winemaking processes as well as the care, maintenance, and sanitation of all equipment and facilities. Adheres to all safety procedures, support quality and GMP standards.

Essential Functions

This job description reflects management’s assignment of essential functions; it does not prescribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned.

•           Supports the operation of white and red grape receiving equipment, as well as cleaning equipment.

•           Performs tank washing, line and equipment sanitation, including confined space entry.

•           Performs work order entry into WineManager and AMS.

•           Ensures all additions to juice or wine are made per the work orders.

•           Engages in general wine production functions such as red and white juice racking, supporting fermentation process, barrel filling, additions, sanitation, etc.

•           Ensures accurate barrel scanning and recordkeeping.

•           Must maintain satisfactory attendance, to include timeliness.

•           Works on the bottling line, when needed.

•           Responsible for understanding and complying with applicable quality, environmental and safety regulatory considerations.

Essential Functions Standard

•           Exhibits Intrapreneurship and Ownership behaviors:

•           Intrapreneurship is entrepreneurship in an established company: behaviors that include thinking boldly, taking appropriate risks, learning from mistakes, showing initiative, and encouraging and reinforcing innovation.

•           Ownership refers to behaviors that include setting high expectations, driving candid discussion, and holding self and others accountable.

Supervisory Responsibilities

•           N/A


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Minimum Qualifications

•           High School Diploma or State-issued equivalency certificate plus1 year of wine production experience or 1 year of wine production experience.

•           Required to be at least 18 years of age.

•           May be required to work a rotating shift/schedule (e.g., day, swing, graveyard, 5x8, 4x10) as well as weekends and overtime.

•           Required to be physically capable of executing any job tasks within the bottling room or cellar.

•           Skilled in reading, comprehending, interpreting and executing simple instructions, short correspondence and memos.

•           Skilled in writing simple correspondence.

•           Skilled in adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing using whole numbers.

•           Required to work at heights and in fairly small areas.

•           Required to comply with company GMP Policies.

•           Required to wear a respirator, when necessary.

•           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.

•           Required to be 18 years or older. This may be in addition to other age requirements, if applicable, as listed in this job description.

Preferred Qualifications

•           High School Diploma or State-issued equivalency certificate plus 2 years of wine production experience.

•           Experience showing versatility, flexibility, and a willingness to work within constantly changing priorities.

•           Experience operating a forklift.

•           Experience in using a computer.

•           Experience being a team player.

•           Experience understanding and following written and verbal instructions.

•           Skilled in basic mathematical operations.

•           Skilled in written and oral communication.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Required to be physically capable of executing all job tasks within the production facilities. While performing the duties of this job, the employee will be required to: Frequently stand, walk, kneel, bend, talk and hear. Lift, roll and carry up to 50 pounds. Reach, push and pull with hands and arms, twist and turn, squat and climb and balance.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Works in all areas of winery including the wine cellar, where temperatures are cool. Works with and around chemicals, including (but not limited to) Sulfur Dioxide, Peracetic Acid, Laco-quat, Carbon Dioxide, Sterox and tartaric acid. The employee is frequently exposed to working at elevate heights; moving mechanical parts and risk of electrical shock. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud.


  • Set rate listed as $20.87 - $28.17/hour. 
  • Actual compensation paid within the range will be determined by factors such as the education, experience, knowledge, skills and abilities of the applicant, internal equity, and alignment with market data.

Perks & Benefits:

  • This position includes a competitive benefits package.
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Gallo does not sponsor for employment based visas for this position now or in the future.

Application Window Expected to Close on: 6/3/24

This position will be based in the location(s) specified in the job posting and requires working on-site with no telecommuting option. You will be expected to live within a commutable distance.

Requisition ID: 104401 




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