Bottling Technician
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Kelseyville, CA, USA
Job Posted:
30+ days ago

Bottling Technician

Job purpose

The Bottling Line Worker performs assigned work functions within the Bottling and Cellar Departments. Must be able to rotate between forklift, uncasing/stacking, hand/machine packing, quality inspection, bottling line rework/reconditioning and general line cleanup.

Essential Functions

The following reflects management’s definition of essential functions for this job but does not restrict the tasks that may be assigned. Management may assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time due to reasonable accommodation or other reasons.

• Follows written and verbal Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) in the performance of all bottling activities to ensure maximum productivity and wine quality objectives are achieved.
• Uncasing Station:
o Place cases of glass onto case conveyor, confirm that glass/carton is correct, monitor uncasing unit.
• Filler Room:
o Monitors the filling and corking operation; provides checks to ensure that fill levels and screw cap applicators are correct, cork vacuum is correct and that the supply of corks or screw caps are maintained; communicates any problems to the Maintenance Supervisor/Bottling Line Operator.
• Quality Control Inspection:
o Reviews line specification sheets and monitors product to ensure proper application of labels, corks, screw caps, etc.
• Downtime Logging:
o Records all applicable downtime for their area of responsibility and provides report to Maintenance Supervisor/Bottling Line Operator prior to shift end.
• Packing Station:
o Monitors the palletizing and shrink wrapping of finished goods; assists with attachment of pallet tags and other signage.
• Bottling Line Cleanup:
o Responsible for facilitating rework/reconditioning, general clean up and housekeeping of any assigned area(s).
• Assists with bottling line changeovers, preventive maintenance, and filler sanitation procedures.
• Performs all forklift and pallet jack related responsibilities including generation and attachment of pallet tags, loading/unloading of trucks and preparation of bills of lading.
• Special projects and other responsibilities as assigned.

• Adheres to all safety policies and procedures, including but not limited to timely and accurate reporting of all work-related injuries and illnesses to the Department Supervisor, promoting safety awareness to co-workers, advising the Supervisor of any unsafe acts, conditions or behaviors and wearing required personal protective equipment.


• High School diploma or G.E.D.
• Ability to work overtime and extended hours.
• Winery experience a plus.
• Some experience in all phases of bottling operations.
• Forklift certification and ability to operate a forklift and pallet jack.
• Demonstrated ability to understand and follow all bottling line procedures.
• Good reading, writing and basic math is required.
• Strong and proven work ethic.
• Good communication and listening skills.
• Commitment to excellence and high standards.
• Versatility, flexibility, and a willingness to work in an evolving environment with enthusiasm.
• Individuals selected for this position must be reliable, punctual and have good work ethic

Working conditions

This is a exempt, hourly, part time- seasonal position, usually 40 hours per week, 4 days a week (Monday – Friday). There will be times when there will be longer days/weeks required. Schedule is very dependent on the time of year and demands of our clients. Exposure to indoor/outdoor environments; exposure to wet or humid conditions. Exposure to inclement seasonal weather, summer heat, cold weather, rain. Exposure to high noise levels while working with cellar operation. Exposure to chemicals and machinery required to process wine. Heavy, physical work (climbing into tanks, pulling hoses, climbing high ladders, et.)

Physical requirements

Good vision, hearing, noise levels can be moderate to loud. Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and under pressure. Alertness and the ability to quickly respond to equipment malfunctions. Walking up and down stairs and ladders, bending, excessive standing and walking required. Must be able to repeatedly lift and carry weights up to 50 pounds at varying frequencies and up to 1,000 pounds with equipment.