Vintage Wine Estates, Inc.

Bottling Line Mechanic - Ray's Station Winery

Job Locations US-CA-Hopland
Type
Full-Time
Category
Production/Bottling
Location : Name
Ray's Station Winery

Overview

Vintage Wine Estates is a collection of vintner family-owned winery estates and brands based in Santa Rosa, California. We are an industry leader across all sales channels and dedicated to providing wine consumers with a range of wine selections from $10 to $100 dollars. Vintage Wine Estates is a dynamic, growing organization seeking a Bottling Line Mechanic to join our Ray's Station Winery team. Customer service is central in our culture, with focus on both our external and our internal customers. We value individuals with an entrepreneurial spirit who enjoy working with a professional, results-driven team in a collaborative environment.

 

Under minimal supervision, the position performs a wide variety of skilled mechanical and limited electrical duties to include installation, maintenance, troubleshooting, repair and modification of bottling production equipment.

Responsibilities

Maintains bottling equipment and associated infrastructure, including but not limited to hardware, machinery, and line synchronization equipment

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Ability to read and interpret manuals and schematics
  • Ability to troubleshoot electrical controls and PLC’s desired
  • Responsible for maximizing efficiency of bottling line changeovers, adjustments, synchronization of equipment and equipment up-time
  • Assembles and installs mechanical and electro-mechanical equipment and systems, to include bottling production machinery, tooling and conveyor systems.
  • Performs preventative and predictive maintenance and maintains accurate and timely records
  • Makes recommendations for process and efficiency improvements and, as applicable, executes action plans for these improvements
  • Follows general housekeeping procedures including organizing parts, machines and shop cleaning
  • Conducts on-going assessment of safety and operational procedures
  • Ensures line up-time to meet bottling schedule
  • Maintains equipment to meet packaging standards and established guidelines
  • Responds as needed to emergency maintenance calls
  • Disassembles malfunctioning equipment; examines and tests mechanisms on large and small machinery. Reassembles and tests equipment and adjusts calibration to ensure equipment is functioning within specified standards.
  • Inspects and calibrates instruments
  • Ensures that all machine guarding is compliant with OSHA and company safety standards
  • Complies with all required PPE and OSHA regulatory requirements
  • Submits requisitions for parts and materials to Supervisor
  • Must be able to work independently, with minimal or no direct supervision
  • Assists in other departments as needed as applicable (Bottling, Cellar, Facilities Maintenance)
  • May be required to work overtime and/or swing shift
  • Performs other duties as assigned by Facilities Maintenance Supervisor

Qualifications

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong organizational, problem-solving, and analytical skills
  • Ability to manage priorities and expedite workflow to maximize bottling line efficiency
  • Sense of urgency where required
  • Versatility, flexibility, and a willingness to work within constantly changing priorities
  • Must have the ability to work quickly and efficiently under pressure, with minimum supervision
  • Candidate will work from detailed schematics, samples, drawings, and/or verbal instructions and will utilize standard hand and portable power tools
  • Ability to work with all levels of management and deal effectively with diverse individuals
  • Must be available to work overtime, as required
  • Proficient with MS Office

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • 3+ years advanced experience working directly in the repair, troubleshooting, preventative maintenance and efficiency maximization of bottling line mechanical and electrical equipment
  • Formal factory training on bottling line equipment preferred
  • Must share company values: integrity, respect, value creation, compliance, customer focus
  • Versatility, flexibility, and a willingness to work in an evolving environment with enthusiasm

LANGUAGE SKILLS

  • Bilingual in Spanish and English, a plus

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, PROFESSIONAL DESIGNATIONS

  • A clean, valid California driver’s license and maintain required auto insurance
  • Coursework, technical training or trade schooling desired in areas applicable to position and equipment 

WORKING CONDITIONS  

  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position
  • Ability to wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) including but not limited to steel toe boots, safety glasses, hearing protection, reflective vest, etc.
  • The ability to stand, walk, climb or balance; stoop, kneel or crouch for extended periods of time
  • The ability to lift and move up to 50 pounds and occasionally move only up to 100 pounds
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, and depth perception 

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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