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Brown-Forman Seasonal Forklift Driver in Windsor, California

Sonoma-Cutrer Vineyards is a premier California producer of Estate Bottled Chardonnay and Pinot noir founded in 1973. We are world renowned for our high quality, unique and focused growing and production practices. Sonoma-Cutrer currently produces what has been voted the most popular restaurant Chardonnay in the United States for 23 of the past 26 years according to Wine and Spirit Magazine. The wines of Sonoma-Cutrer express our partnership with Nature, resulting in world-class Chardonnays and Pinot Noir. At every step from vineyard to bottle, we encourage them to reflect their superior origins of soil, climate and vintage. Each of our wines is a study in elegance and complexity: straightforward at first, then evolving in the glass, developing new character, leading to a long, exquisite finish with beautifully balanced fruit and acidity.

Sonoma-Cutrer Vineyards is seeking a candidate for Seasonal Harvest Forklift Operator position. This is a seasonal non-exempt hourly position that supports the Cellar Supervisor.

Under limited supervision and in compliance with safety and operational procedures, performs tasks associated with moving goods from one place to another. This position requires attention to details and a high level of safety awareness at all times. This position will support production needs and may work at various locations such as Cellar, Loading Docks and the Warehouse.

Job Duties & Requirements:

Perform forklift duties as directed. Tasks may include:

  • Wrap loads with shrink-wrap, utilizing shrink-wrap machine

  • Load and/or unload fruit trucks

  • Supply Production areas with product

  • Move finished goods to Warehouse storage areas

  • Responsible for daily inspection of forklift equipment prior to use.

  • Complete forklift log/inspections sheets. Communicate any issues or concerns regarding forklift operation, safety, equipment, etc.

  • Provide downtime-related information to supervision.

  • Maintain operating supplies to optimize production. May make minor adjustments to equipment and supplies as needed.

  • Responsible for maintaining a clean and organized work area and equipment.

  • Advise supervision of operating, quality and safety concerns or issues.

  • May assist with training of new or lower-level employees.

  • Perform other tasks related to Production and Bottling as requested by Supervision.

  • Qualifications:

Essential Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

Education:

– High School or GED preferred, not required. Must have basic reading, writing and math skills.

Prior Experience

– Ability to effectively operate various pieces of bottling machinery and equipment.

Certifications – requires valid forklift certification.

Valid CA Driver’s License – required

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) – required to wear all required PPE at all times, as required in departmental standard operating procedures. This includes but is not limited to protective footwear with steel toes, ear and eye protection, gloves, etc.

Physical Requirements – Requires sitting on equipment for long periods of time, walking and standing on concrete floors. Requires ability to climb on and off forklift, stairs and ladders, lift, bend, twist and carry repetitively. Requires ability to lift and carry up to 45lbs on a frequent basis.

Work Environment – Requires mobility throughout Production facility, bottling and warehouse locations.

Technical Skills –Detail oriented and excellent organizational skills and mechanical aptitude required.

Must be able to follow directions.

Communication Skills – Ability to communicate information effectively with the team. Bilingual English/Spanish a plus.

May require overtime work and/or schedule change as necessary to meet business needs.

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. Some positions may also require a pre-employment physical.

To learn more about our Award Winning location and wines visit www.sonomacutrer.com

Sonoma-Cutrer Vineyards is committed to equal opportunity in the terms and conditions of employment for all employees and job applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity or gender expression, national origin, disability or veteran status. Sonoma-Cutrer also complies with all applicable national, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment as well as employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration and Nationality Act.

All applicants must have authorization to work for Sonoma-Cutrer in the U.S.

Brown-Forman Corporation is committed to equality of opportunity in all aspects of employment. It is the policy of Brown-Forman Corporation to provide full and equal employment opportunities to all employees and potential employees without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, veteran status, age, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, physical or mental disability or any other legally protected status.

Business Area: Global Production

City: Windsor

State: California

Country: USA

Req ID: JR-00000626

Brown-Forman Corporation is committed to equality of opportunity in all aspects of employment. It is the policy of Brown-Forman Corporation to provide full and equal employment opportunities to all employees and potential employees without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, veteran status, age, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, physical or mental disability or any other legally protected status.

Accommodations available upon request including an Interpreter.

Applicants to and employees of this company are protected under Federal law from discrimination on several bases. Follow the links below to find out more.

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