Education and/or Experience
Must possess a Highschool diploma. Desire to work in the cellar or lab and learn winemaking processes with a positive attitude, a willingness to learn and prioritize attention to detail. Basic computer skills: Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel preferred. Individual must have an interest in winemaking and possess a valid driver’s license and be insurable by Opus One Winery.
Must be able to perform quality work, safely and consistently with minimum supervision or direction. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form. Use proper safety equipment and safety procedures. Able to handle multiple competing tasks and priorities. Have strong verbal communications skills. Ability to deal with standardized situations with only occasional variables. Ability to comprehend the consequences of various problem situations and to refer them to the appropriate people for resolution.
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 use hands and/or fingers to handle or feel. The employee frequently is required to stand. The employee is occasionally required to sit, walk, climb (including stairs to work platforms 12 feet or more in height), stoop, crawl inside tanks, kneel, talk or hear, taste or smell. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 55 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.
Work is mainly performed in a Winery/Cellar/Lab. The individual is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles relative to normal cellar processes. Noise levels are usually moderate to loud.
Hazards: Occasionally works near moving machinery parts and is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions and toxic or caustic chemicals.
COMMITTMENT TO SUSTAINABILITY
Opus One Winery is committed to doing its part to ensure a sustainable future and improve the environmental well-being of our community. We will continue to ensure minimal impact by continually evaluating our environmental performance and working to improve our program whenever necessary with integrity and purity of focus.
SAFETY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Accident prevention shall be considered of primary importance in all phases of job responsibilities.
- Follow all company policies and procedures including job safety, safety rules and regulations.
- Assist management to provide safe and healthy working conditions at all times.
- Immediately report all unsafe conditions, work-related accidents, and illnesses to Safety Manager and supervisor.