City Winery Hudson Valley, LLC Wine Technician in Montgomery, New York
City Winery Hudson Valley LLC hiring for Part-Time Winery Technician in Montgomery, NY 12549 Job Summary Minimum Qualifications: -Must have minimum 1 years of "hands-on" wine production experience and/or equivalent relevant experience -Professional and effective communication skills -A valid driver's license is required and clean driving record -Superior organization skills and attention to detail -Flexible and able to work independently as well as collaboratively with a team -Ability to perform physical requirements of position including standing for extended periods of time, kneeling, stooping, using stairs, able to lift, carry, push, pull weights of at least 50 pounds. -Ability to work a flexible schedule including weekends and holidays as needed. Must be able to work 6 days per week during Harvest season and high-volume seasons (Riverwalk peak months are May and August). Winery & Equipment Maintenance: -Responsible for day to day maintenance, sanitation, organization, and upkeep of the winery -Responsible for maintaining cellar sanitation to CW requirements with daily, weekly, and monthly sanitation of kegs, tanks, fittings, pumps, hoses, etc. -Must have previous experience using tri-clover stainless steel fittings, hoses and pumps in a winery or brewery setting. Winemaking: -Communicate to local winemaker any concern about wine presenting a fault (VA, Brett). -Responsible for participating in the maceration at designated winery location during harvest months (September through November), this under the supervision of CW Head winemaker and Assistant Winemaker. -Responsible for working 6 days per week during harvest (September through November). Day off may be on a weekday. -Assist in ensuring all full barrels are topped on proper schedule and all empty barrels are maintained correctly (VA check, monthly sulfite, water soaking before filling) -Responsible for "kegging" CW wines for designated locations to meet high volume demand. (For Chicago Only: The Riverwalk location is open from March through November, with peak months during May-August). Wine Delivery: -If applicable based on property, responsible for driving CW truck to deliver CW wine and supplies to designated locations, several days per week (March-November). CW Tap system, retail tap account and offsite tap set up: -Responsible for ensuring all CW tap lines (including Barrel on wheel) are cleaned on bi-weekly basis. -Cellar Assistant will sign contract concerning CW tap system and Barrel on wheel "BOW" system. -With Chicago winemakers, oversee and maintain CW Riverwalk tap system, including cleaning and repairs. -Adhere to CW safety practices pertaining to CW tap system and tri-clover keg management. In addition, this role is expected to support other reasonably assigned duties, tasks, projects, as per business need.