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Willamette Valley Vineyards

Cellar Worker

Turner Estate
Production

Willamette Valley Vineyards

Founded in 1983 by Oregon native Jim Bernau with the dream of creating world-class Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley Vineyards has grown from a bold idea into one of the region's leading wineries, earning the title “One of America's Great Pinot Noir Producers” from Wine Enthusiast Magazine.

Position overview

Willamette Valley Vineyards searching for an energetic Cellar Worker to join our hardworking production team. This is a Full-time position working Tuesday-Friday 7 am - 5:30 PM. During Harvest Season (September-October) this position will work 6 days a week, 12 hours days.

Position Overview: Perform winemaking activities and support to the lab. Provide assistance to the winemaking team. Maintain and promote a professional attitude, appearance, and work area in accordance with Willamette Valley Vineyards’ mission statement.

Primary Job Responsibilities/Essential Functions

• Assist in cleaning of the winery and production area as needed.
• Pre and post work sanitation.
• Operate winey machinery in a safe and effective manner.
• Assist in the transfer of wine from tanks and barrels for blending.
• Racking, blending, ingredient adds.
• Fruit handling, sorting, and processing.
• Take all steps to manage the quality of wines.
• Minimize oxygen pickup and help identify quality issues and concerns.
• Perform bottling, topping, sampling, record-keeping, and special project duties.
• Understand and comply with applicable quality, environmental, and safety regulations.
• Recommend safety improvements.
• Report safety violations to the Head Winemaker.
• Take direction from the Cellar Master.
• Participate in winery related marketing events including barrel tastings.
• Drive company transport vehicle and truck as necessary.
• Maintain a professional, clean, and orderly work area.
• Attend and participate in regularly scheduled production meetings.
• Supports the Company’s effort to create a more sustainable, cross-cultural, and “green” environment.
• Ensures all company policies and procedures are followed. Assist in developing policies and procedures as needed.
• Collaborate with all department managers towards profitability and help drive the vision and mission of WVV.
• Other tasks as assigned by the Head Winemaker, Enologist, and Cellar Master.

Requirements

  • Strong work ethic and dependability.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong organizational skills and a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Valid Oregon Driver's License.
  • Forklift experience preferred.
  • Ability to lift and carry 40lbs and navigate stairs and hilly terrain.
  • Stand for long periods & work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Work in a flexible & continually changing environment.
  • Tolerate exposure to outside elements (heat, wet and/or damp conditions, cold)
  • Perform heavy physical work, lifting 50 lbs repeatedly, bending, climbing, pulling, or squatting for long periods.
  • Work long hours during crush and peak periods (including all shifts).
  • Ability to understand and comply with any and all safety requirements.