Trinchero Family Estates
St. Helena, CA
The world’s second-largest family-owned winery and fourth-largest overall, Trinchero Family Estates (TFE) comprises more than 50 award-winning wine and spirits brands distributed in nearly 50 countries around the globe. Founded in 1948—when Italian immigrant Mario Trinchero brought his young family from New York City to Napa Valley and purchased an abandoned Prohibition-era winery called Sutter Home in St. Helena—Trinchero Family Estates has been an innovator for seven decades.
Today, Trinchero Family Estates remains deeply rooted in Napa Valley, encompassing a broad portfolio of global offerings, including flagship brands Sutter Home Family Vineyards and Ménage à Trois; luxury brands Trinchero Napa Valley, Napa Cellars and Neyers Vineyards; partner brands Joel Gott Wines, Charles & Charles and Bieler Père et Fils; import brands San Polo, Angove Family Winemakers, Avissi Prosecco, Echo Bay, Finca Allende and Terras Gauda; and Spirits and Specialty Beverage brands Hanson of Sonoma Organic Vodka, Tres Agaves Organic Tequila, Tres Agaves Organic Cocktail Mixers, Amador Whiskey and Trincheri Vermouth.
Headquartered in Napa Valley for more than 70 years, Trinchero Family Estates is comprised of more than 1,100 team members, five northern California tasting rooms and numerous California wineries. Trinchero Family Estates’ production facilities span Trinchero Central Coast to the south, Main Street winery and Luxury Winemakers’ Studio to north, and Westside winery and Terra d’Oro to the east. Learn more at www.tfewines.com.
To provide technical support and monitoring of all bottling equipment and packaging techniques.
The following reflects management’s definition of essential functions for this job but does not restrict the tasks that may be assigned. Management may assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time due to reasonable accommodation or other reasons.
• Perform routinely scheduled packaging line audits including but not limited to:
• Monitor wine temperature throughout the production process
• Monitor winemaking for compliance with wine specifications
• Monitor oxygen levels in the wine throughout the process from pad tank to bottle
• Monitor pressure and vacuum settings and performance on various
• pieces of bottling equipment
• Monitor corker performance by checking headspace vacuum and cork integrity
• Monitor capper performance by checking headspace pressures, headspace oxygen, removal torques and seal integrity
• Monitor fill volumes to insure that they are within TFE and TTB
• Verify that the proper labels are being used and that their placement on the bottle is correct
• Inspect bottle and case for accuracy and legibility of date coding
• Inspect case sealer for proper amount and placement of glue
• Inspect pallets for proper stretch wrapping
• Assist in proper sample collection for the wine library
• Perform warehouse audits of finished goods as required and provide detailed reports to management
• Responsible for understanding the Food Safety and Quality Management System and related activities, including SQF standards
• Food Safety Responsibility: Report problems with the food safety management system to supervisor
• Inspect incoming packaging supply for compliance with specifications
• Responsible for making sure equipment is calibrated prior to use
• Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Food Science preferred or college level courses in chemistry and / or food science
• Years of experience: 2 or more years’ experience in a winery / food plant quality control position
• Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
• Good observation and analytical skills
• Ability to work with data in Excel, Access, Word and SAP
• Ability to accurately follow instructions and take direction
• Ability to respond to frequently changing production pressures
• Ability to handle numerous projects in progress at one time
• Moderate to heavy physical work
• Work site may be any one of Trinchero Family Estates’ facilities
• Standing for long periods of time (8 hours per day)
• Must comply with all safety equipment requirements including ear plugs and safety glasses
• Exposure to various chemicals in production areas
• Exposure to machinery, forklifts and related production equipment
• Long and irregular hours during peak periods or on various shifts
• Extensive walking and lifting of up to 55 pounds
Trinchero Family Estates provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Trinchero Family Estates complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.