Production Winemaker (Sonoma Winery)
EJ Gallo Winery - Modesto, CA

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Please complete the entire online application along with any prescreening questions that pertain to this opportunity. Incomplete applications will not be considered. About Us - Winery
Over seventy-five years ago, with humble beginnings, brothers Ernest and Julio Gallo began E. & J. Gallo Winery. Today, we are the world's largest family-owned winery. We distribute wines to 90 countries and are the largest exporter of California wine. E. & J. Gallo Winery employs a creative and talented team of more than 5,000 people.

We truly believe that the contributions of our employees are what make our Winery a dominant force in the ever-growing wine industry.

If you want to work with great people and enjoy a career in a dynamic industry expected to double in the next 10 years, see what opportunities await you at E. & J. Gallo Winery!
Full Time/Part Time
Full-Time
Job Description
SUMMARY
Supports the development of best in class wines by prioritizing work and workflow processes in order to increase production efficiency while producing a high quality product. Operates as a liaison between the operations and the winemaking groups. Provides planning and production expertise regarding work order instructions and execution.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
•Prioritizes work orders and clarifies winemaking requests to ensure sound execution.
•Provides alternative processing methods to increase efficiency and productivity.
•Monitors and validates wine processing, schedule attainment and analytical results.
•Issues additional work orders when required.
•Collaborates with winemaking to provide the production team with preliminary estimates for future processing demands.
•Collaborates with the operations manager to monitor and review progress and accuracy of work orders.
•Develops standard methods for winemaking processes and equipment utilization.
•Instructs production staff in the use of processing equipment (filters and centrifuge) and winemaking fundamentals (fermentation to bottle).
•Participates in wine tastings and stays up-to-date on current wine styles and profiles to ensure attainment.
•Participates in cross-functional continuous improvement teams in the area of winemaking processes and procedures.
•Participates in the coordination of ingredient orders for harvest and non harvest activities (oak adjunct, yeast and fining agents).
•Monitors conformance to sanitation standards.
•Supports quality, environmental and safety systems within the winery.
•Must maintain satisfactory attendance to include timeliness.
•Responsible for understanding and ensuring that all mandatory applicable environmental, quality, safety programs and regulatory requirements are fulfilled. If accountable for the work of others, responsible for ensuring their understanding and compliance.
•This job description reflects management’s assignment of essential functions; it does not prescribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES
Develops, coaches, and provides ongoing technical development of Operations staff. Participates in reviewing and evaluating personnel performance.

QUALIFICATIONS
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
•Bachelor's degree in Enology, Winemaking, Viticulture, Fermentation Science, Plant Science, Food Science, Biology, Chemistry, Microbiology, Biological Engineering or Chemical Engineering, plus 3 years of enology, winemaking, viticulture or chemistry experience reflecting increasing levels of responsibility OR 7 years of enology, winemaking, viticulture or chemistry experience reflecting increasing levels of responsibility.
•Full working knowledge of the winemaking process.
•High School Diploma or GED.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
•Bachelor's degree Enology, Viticulture, Fermentation Science or Food Science plus 5 years of winemaking experience.
•Masters Degree.
•Experience reading, analyzing, and interpreting common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents.
•Experience responding to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community.
•Experience writing speeches and articles for publication that conform to prescribed style and format.
•Experience effectively present information to top management, public groups, and boards of directors.
•Skilled in the use of MS Word, MS Excel and MS PowerPoint at an intermediate level; MS Access at a basic level.
•Skilled in applying advanced mathematical concepts such as exponents, logarithms, quadratic equations, and permutations.
•Skilled in applying mathematical operations to such tasks as frequency distribution, determination of test reliability and validity, analysis of variance, correlation techniques, sampling theory, and factor analysis.
•Skilled in defining problems, collecting data, establishing facts, and drawing valid conclusions.
•Experience interpreting an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
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.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear and taste or smell. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, sit, use hands to finger, handle, or feel, reach with hands and arms, climb or balance, and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include color vision (Judging Wine / Brandy Color).

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.

While performing the duty of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts; high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals; and outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate and may require ear protection.

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