General Technician - Cellar

Work Location Delicato Vineyards Manteca 

Position Purpose

Under close supervision, the General Cellar Technician efficiently performs general crush and wine processing duties, operates general cellar equipment, keeps accurate records and ensures work procedures are conducted in a safe and efficient manner.

Functional Responsibility

Essential Duties

  • Diligently follows safety, GMP, and ISO procedures and policies to safeguard personal and team member’s safety, wine quality and company property
  • Constructs basic pump and hose transfer lines for movement of liquid products to and from tanks and tanker trucks, adhering to procedures outlined in General Standard Operational Procedures (modules)
  • Ensures critical steps are followed for wine receiving and shipment of domestic and international loads that maintain quality and customer demands
  • Communicates business information in a professional and clear manner
  • Executes cleaning and sanitation steps to wine tanks, transfer lines and winery equipment
  • Performs critical winemaking steps during harvest to rack clean juice to fermenters and expedite yeast inoculations and nutrient additions
  • Monitors multiple assignments simultaneously
  • Assists skilled technicians as necessary
  • Takes initiative to maintain work area in a safe, professional and organized manner
  • Uses downtime productively by working on assigned projects, clean-up or assisting other team members
  • Supports site lean initiatives by actively participating in 5S initiatives
  • Performs simple cellar tasks, such as but no limited to lees and oak removal inside confined spaces (tanks)
  • May perform barrel work including cleaning, rotating, stirring, filling, cleaning bungs, fittings, etc as requested
  • Assists in one of the harvest press areas or barrel room as needed
  • Assists other departments as needed and may be provisionally reassigned to other departments based on business needs
  • May operate high reach equipment strictly adhering to safety practices

*Other duties may be assigned

Non-Essential Duties

*Other duties may be assigned

Minimum Requirements

Education and Experience

  • High school diploma or GED


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Basic math skills and ability to multitask


Certificates and Licenses

  • CA drivers license


Working Conditions

Work at protected heights of 45’, indoors and outdoors with marked temperature and humidity changes, exposed to dust, fumes, gases and noisy equipment. Must be able to work extended hours during the harvest season and rotating shifts throughout the year.

Work Standards

  • Acts in a manner reflective of the Company culture of High Moral Standards, Innovation and Continuous Evolution, Trust in Team, Continuous Improvement, and Sustainable Relationships
  • Communicates, interacts, and works effectively with others; receptive to feedback and coaching; voices concerns in a constructive manner
  • Demonstrates commitment to safety first; communicates safety concerns; promotes a safe work environment based on established safety standards and training
  • Follows all Company policies and procedures

Additional Comments

Management retains the discretion to add to or change the duties of the position at any time.

​ California Pay Transparency Disclaimer: This is a Non-Exempt position. The pay range for this position is $20.62 to $23.16. It is not typical for an individual to be hired at or near the top of the range for their role. Actual placement within range will be contingent upon a number of factors, including but not limited to the candidate's qualifications, education, experience, internal equity and alignment with market data.


Delicato Family Wines offers its employees a generous and comprehensive benefits package. The core health insurance components include medical, dental and vision, where Delicato covers nearly the entire cost for employees and a large percentage for dependents. Additional health benefits include life, disability and flexible spending accounts. Other benefits include 401(k) with generous company match, discretionary profit sharing, paid time off (PTO), paid holidays, wine & merchandise discounts, tuition reimbursement, gym discounts & many more


Delicato Family Wines is an Equal Opportunity Employer. ​

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