Brown-Forman Maintenance Technician in Windsor, California
This position is based in Windsor, California. Perform general maintenance duties as required throughout the Sonoma-Cutrer Vineyards facility including the Chardonnay and Pinot Noir Wineries, Building and Grounds and Water Treatment.
Safe and efficient use of equipment, tools and successful completion of tasks. Repair and maintain equipment under direction of Maintenance and Engineering Manager. Provide exceptional customer service to internal customers. Demonstrate dependability.
General repairs and troubleshooting as required for winery, harvest intake and bottling equipment
Installation of new/used equipment and related utilities as required
Refrigeration troubleshooting, operation, and repairs
Support in installation of capital projects
Operate heavy equipment such as forklifts, boom lifts, backhoe, etc.
Moderate electrical installation/repair of low voltage, control and PLC programming
Bottling line set up, adjustment, and operation as required
Understands and complies with all safety regulations and procedures; assists in ensuring that the facility and equipment are safe for employees and visitors
Repairs and performs preventive maintenance on winemaking equipment including presses, pumps, filters, tanks, bottling line, etc.
Maintains accurate maintenance records outlining service and repair history on all equipment
Purchase of equipment parts by completing the required paperwork utilizing the internal maintenance management software
Miscellaneous job functions (10%)
Department and winery clean-up
Drag, lift, carry and use water hoses to clean floors
Operate company vehicle as needed for pick-up and delivery of parts and/or supplies
Document maintenance operations on work orders, CMMS, etc.
On-call status for emergencies
May be required to work night shift during harvest
May require overtime to support of extended shifts at times
Understanding on PLC’s and controls
Must be team oriented and have a positive attitude
Education – High school diploma or equivalent
Prior Experience – 2 – 5 years of experience in winery and experience in bottling maintenance is preferred
Valid CA Driver’s License is required
Experience in operation of heavy equipment such as forklifts, boom lifts, etc.
Essential Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Required to wear all Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Must follow all safety standards and procedures
Ability to climb stairs and ladders as needed, ability to sit and stand for long periods of time, bending and lifting movements, manual dexterity, ability to lift up to 50 lbs
Will be required to work in all weather conditions, indoor and outdoor
Must possess knowledge and understanding of general mechanics, repair and operation of winery and bottling equipment.
Ability to understand and repair building HVAC equipment and systems is a plus
Must be able to follow directions
General computer skills are required, including email and basic data entry
Familiarity with CMMS software is a plus
Must be able to communicate effectively with coworkers and all employees at the organization
May be required to work night shift during harvest season, approximately 8 weeks per year. May require occasional overtime as needed, and may require on-call status for maintenance emergencies
Please note: Applicants who are offered and accept this position will be required to complete and pass a pre-employment drug screen, background and reference check prior to hire date.
Brown-Forman, founded in 1870, is a diversified producer and marketer of fine quality beverage alcohol brands. Headquartered in Louisville, KY, Brown-Forman currently employs about 4,000 people and has offices or facilities in 30 cities across the globe. Starting in the mid-1950s, the company began a series of acquisitions that would place it among the top 10 largest spirits companies in the world, selling its brands in more than 135 countries across the globe. These include many of the most well-known and best-loved wines and spirits brands, including Jack Daniel’s, Finlandia Vodka, Old Forester, Woodford Reserve, Herradura and el Jimador Tequilas, and Korbel champagnes. For more information about the company, please visit http://www.brown-forman.com.
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Business Area: Global Production
Country: United States
Req Type: Non-exempt