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Maintenance Supervisor

Operations | Napa, CA | Full Time

Job Description


To supervise and perform winery facility maintenance work the American Canyon and Redwood Road winemaking facilities.  Primary duties include maintaining winery equipment, general repairs and maintenance, and special project supervision.  Duties also include overseeing the maintenance of the company bottling line.  This is a “hands-on” position that requires prior facility maintenance expertise.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:  include the following.  Other duties may be assigned:

•Conducts and/or oversees maintenance of electrical, electronic, plumbing, mechanical, hydraulic and pneumatic machinery and equipment including our wastewater systems, glycol compressors, air conditioning and heating systems, fruit processing equipment and forklifts.

•Provides technical and specialty expertise in the installation, maintenance and repair of bottling line equipment.  Establishes or adjusts work procedures to meet production schedules.

•Install and modify new and used equipment, fabricate and machine parts as necessary. 

•Obtains quotes and cost estimates on construction projects; compares bids and makes recommendations to management.  Coordinates construction activities to ensure attainment of budget and schedule objectives.  

•Responsible for testing and maintaining process wastewater and fresh water systems.

•Is the point of contact for all vendors related to site maintenance.

•Investigates and evaluates new materials, systems, and equipment that may benefit the company in its facilities. 

•Ensures efficient utilization of all winery equipment.  

•Ensures the winery is in compliance with all federal, state and Napa county permits and regulations for construction, mechanical, and safety standards.

•Responsible for understanding and complying with applicable quality, environmental and safety regulatory considerations. Takes an active leadership role in the safety program.

•Develops and maintains emergency response program for evenings and weekends.

•Assists at off-site winery facilities as needed.

•Assigns duties and monitors quality of work; assures assisting staff conforms to organizational policies and procedures and government regulations.

•Performs other duties as assigned by Management.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: Three Maintenance Mechanics reports to this role. Lead, inspire, manage, motivate, coach and mentor both direct reports and broader team – to optimize team morale and performance.  Activities include staff planning, recruiting, interviewing, hiring, training, goal setting, assigning and directing work, conducting performance reviews, and addressing/resolving problems in a timely manner. 

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

•Minimum of five to seven years related experience

•Valid California driver’s license and ability to be insured through our auto insurance carrier

•Thorough knowledge of winery-related refrigeration systems, electrical systems, and winemaking equipment

•Ability to work with all levels of management and deal effectively with a diverse group of individuals

•Ability to work after hours as needed and be on call for emergencies

•Commitment to excellence and high standards

•Demonstrated proficiency in supervising and motivating subordinates

•Strong organizational, problem-solving, and analytical skills

•Versatility, flexibility, and a willingness to work within constantly changing priorities with enthusiasm

•Proven ability to handle multiple projects and meet deadlines

•Good judgment with the ability to make timely and sound decisions

•Demonstrated ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, and percentages

•Ability to understand any and all safety requirements and cautions

•Knowledge of wines and wine production

•Proficient with Microsoft Outlook, Excel and Word

•Excellent written and oral communication skills

•Spanish language skills a plus

EQUIPMENT USED: Large and small tools 

FOOD SAFETY:  Each person is responsible for upholding all the provisions within our Quality policy and meeting all regulatory and statutory requirements relevant to their individual role. In the absence of this role the person that this role reports to shall be responsible for ensuring all food safety requirements relative to this role are met.