Vintage Wine Estates, Inc.

Electrical Controls Technician - Ray's Station

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Ray's Station Winery


Ray's Station is part of the Vintage Wine Estates, Inc. portfolio. Down the road from the Russian River in the southern hills of Mendocino County, Ray's Station expert winemaker crafts powerful yet approachable wines all at their estate winery. Starting with meticulous vineyard management and continuing through harvest and fermentation, wines produced at ‘Ray’s Station’ deliver the highest of quality. Sustainable farming practices ensure that these small-production wines are intense, bold and full of character, much like the region itself.
Ray's Station is currently seeking an Electrical Controls Technician responsible for carrying out all assigned work functions performed in the Bottling Department. 



  • Generate programming changes for PLCs
  • Create simple programs for programmable logic controllers; installs and troubleshoots programmable logic controllers.
  • Navigate the programs to troubleshoot process upsets
  • Lead machinery trouble-shooting; documents repairs made
  • Replace or repairs defective parts
  • Provide preventative maintenance, repairs, and troubleshooting services for barrel processing equipment, bottling line equipment, and filtration equipment
  • Provide preventative maintenance, repairs, and troubleshooting services for de-stemmers, presses, and crush pits
  • Disassemble malfunctioning equipment; examines and tests mechanisms on large and small pieces of machinery
  • Downtime logging: Records all applicable downtime for their area of responsibly and provides report to Lead or Supervisor prior to shift end. 
  • Provide assistance with bottling line changeovers, preventive maintenance, and filler, filter and line sanitation procedures.
  • Communication: Participates at and contributes to team meetings. Assists in the development of improved procedures and techniques. Helps train, evaluate and retrain new team members.
  • Follows standard operating procedures in the performance of all bottling activities to ensure maximum productivity and wine quality objectives are achieved.
  • 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 supervisor, promoting safety awareness to co-workers, advising the supervisor of any unsafe acts and conditions and wearing required personal protective equipment.
  • Additional duties and responsibilities as assigned.



  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as bottling line procedures, safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to effectively communicate, read and write in English
  • Ability to assist in the diagnosis and adjustment of bottling equipment and processes.
  • Accuracy and attention to detail are essential.
  • Ability to understand and interpret ladder logic manuals.




  • High school diploma or GED from an accredited institution plus 5 years of experience working with PLC controls, logic circuits, pneumatic and electrical equipment or 2 year technical degree in electrical technology plus 3 years of experience working with PLC controls, logic circuits, pneumatic and electrical equipment.
  • Required to climb stairs and ladders; required to conduct work at heights.
  • Willing and able to work any assigned shift (swing, or graveyard) and weekends and overtime.
  • Must share company values: integrity, respect, value creation, compliance, customer focus
  • Versatility, flexibility, and a willingness to work in an evolving environment with enthusiasm.



  • The bottling line presents a challenging environment and may present exposure to hazardous conditions.
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position
  • Hearing and eye protection equipment are required in all bottling areas.
  • Alertness and the ability to quickly respond to equipment malfunctions is required.
  • Must be able walk up and down stairs, climb ladders, bend, crouch, squat, stand and walk for extended periods as required by job duties
  • Must be able to lift 50 lbs. on a continuous basis.
  • Coordinate multiple tasks simultaneously


Vintage Wine Estates provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, or any other legally protected status.


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