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Seasonal Winery Worker

Company: E. & J. Gallo Winery
Location: Madera
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Why Gallo?

With a global portfolio of over 100 unique wine and spirits brands, we are the largest family-owned winery in the world. Apply Today! Our Brands. Your Future.


Under immediate supervision by their shift Team Leader and Process Leader the Seasonal Winery Worker performs various duties within the winery. The Seasonal Winery Worker performs a variety of general laboring activities, including sanitation. The Seasonal Winery Worker position is the entry level into many of the Winery's Production Department hourly positions.

You must be available to work the full Harvest Season which runs from June - November.



  • Cleans and sanitizes areas of the Winery using liquid chlorine dioxide, water hoses, brooms, and shovels.
  • Cleans and sanitizes interior of tanks and hoses using caustic based chemicals, or liquid chlorine dioxide.
  • Cleans and sanitizes exterior of equipment using liquid chlorine dioxide and brushes.
  • Operates forklift if properly trained to do so, to transport trash gondolas, pallets of treatment chemicals or sand.
  • Required at times to climb to elevated heights of forty (40) feet, for jobs located on the tank tops.
  • Operates tractor/ trailer or dump truck, if properly trained to do so, to dispose of solid material to the ranch site
  • With proper safety training, uses caustic solution to remove tartrate material from refrigeration equipment.
  • Moves portable pumps that are attached to 4-wheel carts.
  • Mixes chemical treatments or fining agents.
  • Sluices tanks using 1" or 2" sluice hoses.
  • Takes gauges on tank levels by bottom or top gauging methods.
  • Builds hose line ups utilizing pumps for product transfer, tank cleaning, or treatments.
  • Removes and install tank top manhole covers and tank fans made of solid or expanded metal.
  • Washes the exterior of tanks using chemical cleaning solution.
  • Uses steam cleaner or high pressure cleaner to clean filter, filter leafs, and other equipment.
  • Cleans restrooms using mop and sanitizing cleaners and perform all associated janitorial functions.
  • Empties trash cans.
  • Cleans cooling towers.
  • Samples juice and fermenting tanks.
  • Adds sulfur dioxide to the product as needed, if properly trained to do so.
  • Maintains satisfactory attendance, to include timeliness.
  • Responsible for understanding and complying with applicable quality, environmental and safety regulatory consideration.
  • This job description reflects management's assignment of essential functions; it does not prescribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned.




To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Gallo does not sponsor for employment based visas for this position, now or in the future.


  • High School diploma or State-issued equivalency certificate.
  • Required to be at least 18 years of age.
  • Required to work any shift.
  • Required to lift up to 60 pounds.
  • Required at times to climb to elevated heights of forty (40) feet, for jobs located on the tank tops.
  • Required to work overtime if necessary.
  • The position requires seasonal availability for a seven day work week (8 - 12 hours per day).
  • Skilled in reading, comprehending, interpreting and executing simple instructions, short correspondence and memos.
  • Skilled in writing simple correspondence.
  • Skilled in adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing using whole numbers.
  • Required to comply with company GMP Policies.


  • Experience in a manufacturing environment.


  • 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 will be required to:
  • Stand, walk, use hands to finger, handle or feel and reach with hands and arms, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, talk, and hear.
  • Stand and walk almost the entire workday.
  • Properly lift and carry up to 28 pounds constantly with torso rotation and neck movement.
  • Properly lift and carry up to 60 pounds occasionally.
  • Employees must be physically capable of working in any of the job tasks within the winery.
  • Work at heights and in fairly small areas.
  • Pushing, pulling, reaching, bending, stooping, squatting, kneeling, handling and grasping, twisting/turning, repetitive bending up to 50 pounds.
  • Proper "stand up" lifts of 50 pounds.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing 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 frequently exposed to the following:

  • Exposure to dust, fumes, smoke, gases, or other irritating substances.
  • Exposure to solvents or chemicals.
  • Exposure to slippery walking surfaces: water and debris
  • Exposure to marked changes in temperature and humidity depending on time of year.
  • The work is performed outdoors, in ambient weather conditions, which fluctuates in temperature extremes from + 32oF to + 115oF.

Requisition ID: 78881

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Gallo is an Equal Employment opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, traits historically associated with race, including but not limited to, hair texture and protective hairstyles (such as braids, locks, and twists), color, national origin, ancestry, creed, religion, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition as defined by applicable state law (including cancer and predisposing genetic characteristics in California), genetic information, marital status, familial status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, sexual orientation (actual or perceived), transgender status, sex stereotyping, age, military or veteran status, domestic violence or sexual assault victim status, or any other basis protected by applicable law.

We also consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable federal, state and local law. Gallo is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for candidates with disabilities in our recruiting process.

If you need any assistance or accommodations due to a disability, please let us know at 209.341.7000.

Nearest Major Market: Fresno

Nearest Secondary Market: Madera

Job Segment: Law, Legal, Entry Level

Keywords: E. & J. Gallo Winery, Madera , Seasonal Winery Worker, Other , Madera, California

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