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Wine Tech - J Winery (Seasonal)
E. & J. Gallo | Healdsburg, California
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Job Description


Under direct supervision, participates in all phases of winemaking processes as well as the care, maintenance, and sanitation of all equipment and facilities.  Must adhere to all safety procedures and work instruction procedures to support quality, food safety and GMP standards. 



  • Performs all aspects of cellar work, including but not limited to wine movements such as movements, transfers, and barrel filling; stacking, washing, and maintenance; tank sanitation and preparation, forklift operation; cleaning and maintenance of cellar; purging and gassing of tanks; stirring and topping of wines; clarifying, and blending of juice and wine.
  • Operates and maintains cellar and harvest equipment.
  • Cleans and sanitizes cellar; including barrel room, crush and bottling equipment.
  • Works extended hours as required during harvest season.
  • Rotates between the following: bottling, cellar, crush, and barrel room.
  • Maintains satisfactory attendance, to include timeliness.
  • Responsible for understanding and complying with applicable quality, environmental and safety regulatory considerations. 
  • This job description reflects management's assignment of essential functions; it does not prescribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned.






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.

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



  • High School Diploma or GED from an accredited institution.
  • Required to be 18 years of age or older.
  • Required to safely lift and move product and equipment weighing up to 50 pounds.
  • Required to work shifts to include weekends.
  • Required to work up to 12 hours per day and up to 7 days per week as production schedule requires.
  • 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.



  • Experience working one winery grape harvest (working in the Cellar, Bottling, Crush or Winery Sanitation).    
  • Experience in food safety and sanitary procedures for at least one year in the food industry.
  • Experience with basic data entry and computer navigation; skilled in the use of MS suite at a basic level.
  • Versatility, flexibility, and a willingness to work within constantly changing priorities with enthusiasm.
  • Experience handling multiple projects and meeting deadlines.
  • Creative, flexible, and innovative team player.
  • Experience understanding and following written and verbal instructions.
  • Skilled in written and verbal communication.
  • Bilingual in English/Spanish.
  • Skilled in calculating figures.



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.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to walk, kneel, bend and stand.  The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms. 



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 wine cellar where temperatures are cool and noise level is usually moderate.  Due to seasonality, will be exposed to warm and hot weather at times.


Job Posting ID: 14521 



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