Harvest Worker Job at Merkin Vineyards, Cottonwood, AZ

  • Merkin Vineyards
  • Cottonwood, AZ

Job Description

Merkin Vineyards and its affiliated wine brands is a family owned, award winning winery and vineyard Company, committed to participating in and advancing the overall Arizona wine movement. Check us out at

General Job Overview:

We are looking for a passionate and motivated Cellar Hand to join us and work in a variety of roles. Previous experience is required - a desire to work hard, pay close attention to details and learn fast is vital.

General Job Description (duties include but are not limited to):
•Assist with maintenance of all winery mechanical systems including cellar, bottling and crush equipment
•These systems include the electrical, plumbing, water/septic, and heating/cooling

•Assist with bottling and packaging materials
•Working knowledge of bottling line procedures and safety practices
•Assist with bottling line setup, breakdown and proper sanitization
•Assist with running line and actual bottling
•Assist with maintenance and upgrade of bottling line over time

•Assist with organization, cleanliness, and sanitation practices in cellar
•Assist in blending, tasting trials and basic lab duties with winemaking staff
•Responsible maintenance of barrels

•Work with winemaking staff for fruit receipt, weighing, tagging, destemming and or pressing
•Work with winemaking staff for fermentation management (punch down, pump overs, etc.)
•Assist tank movements and barreling down during harvest

General Job Qualifications:
•Self-motivated and directed
•Strong organizational, problem-solving, and analytical skills
•VIP - Interpersonal/team building skills
•Experience and knowledge of all production areas, including harvest/crush, winemaking and cellar,
barrels, bottling, mechanical maintenance, safety procedures, and sanitation
•Ability to understand and set priorities, work flow, and deadlines
•Proven ability to handle multiple projects and meet deadlines
•Ability to forklift bins of grapes, barrels/racks, pallets of wine
•Must have clean valid driver's license
•Must have reliable transportation
•Ability to lift, pull, carry up to 50 lbs. on a repetitive basis
•Ability to work occasional overtime, night and weekend work during harvest, and bottling as
to meet production needs
•Must have 2+ years applicable experience
•Previous lab experience is a plus

Merkin Vineyards an EEO/AA/Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran employer.

Job Tags

Night shift,

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