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Wine Technician 1

Location: San Miguel, CA, US

Date: Jul 7, 2021

Company: E. & J. Gallo

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This position is in the Courtside Winery bottling department


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


Cellar Operations

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

Bottling Operations

  • Supply Bottling line with components, including glass, corks, capsules and labels.
  • Operate a forklift to add glass to the line as well as transport of finished product.
  • Use the winery Warehouse Management System (WMS) to issue components as well as creating Finished Goods inventory.
  • Operate Bottling machine centers, maintaining a work pace that keeps up with the line
  • Conduct various quality checks at the frequency required by our Quality department.
  • Maintain a clean and sanitary work area.

Other Duties

  • Must maintain satisfactory attendance, to include timeliness.




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.


  • High school diploma or State-issued equivalency certificate or one year of wine production experience.
  • Required to be 18 years of age or older.
  • Required to be physically capable of executing any job tasks within the bottling room or cellar operations.
  • Required to work any assigned shift (day, swing, graveyard, 5x8, 4x10); required to work weekends and overtime when necessary.
  • Required to wear a respirator when necessary.
  • Skilled in reading, comprehending, interpreting and executing simple instructions, short correspondence and memos.
  • Required to work at heights and in small areas.
  • Required to comply with company GMP policies.
  • Skilled in writing simple correspondence.
  • Skilled in adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing using whole numbers.


  • 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 with Warehouse Management Systems.
  • 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 verbal communication.


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 any 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.


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, CarbonDioxide, 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.


Gallo does not sponsor for employment based visas for this position now or in the future.


Equal Opportunity Employer

Gallo will consider all qualified applicants for employment, including those with criminal histories, consistent with the requirements of applicable law.

Nearest Major Market: Bakersfield
Nearest Secondary Market: San Luis Obispo