Careers

Careers at Don Sebastiani & Sons

Voted one of the North Bay Business Journal’s Best Places to Work! Don Sebastiani & Sons is the next generation in a deep rooted family history of winemaking dating back to the early 1900’s. Drawing on our negociant family history, we are a purveyor of upscale, moderately priced varietal wines sourced from some of the best growing regions worldwide. Headquartered in beautiful Sonoma with a winery in Napa, Don & Sons is growing and expanding our brands rapidly and we are in need of inspired, creative and experienced people to compliment our team. Don Sebastiani and Sons’ employees abide by three core values: a can-do attitude, urgency & honesty, and five star customer service. These core values stem from our family’s history and reputation and continuously propel us in our mission to make and grow innovative, reliable, and high value wine brands. If you’re looking for a rewarding environment in which to build a fulfilling career using your special skills and talents, you might just be one of the passionate individuals we’re looking for.

Cellar Worker I, 2nd Shift

Department: Winemaking

Reports to: Cellar Lead

Location: Napa, CA

Position Summary

Cellar Worker I is part of the Winemaking team. This position receives, blends and filters wines daily as well as provides cleanup of equipment.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

  • Takes an active role in cellar work; sets up, runs and cleans up, including:
  • Cleanliness & Safety: actively maintains a clean, orderly and safe wine cellar area
  • Sanitation: Properly cleans and sanitizes pumps, hoses, tanks, and cellar fittings
  • Wine tankers: helps load and unload in a timely manner at the direction of cellar lead/cellar worker II and records details on work orders
  • Filtrations: Loads pad filter and assists with DE and Crossflow filtrations
  • Winemaking: Helps perform additions and adjustments to wine
  • Barrels: Performs barrel work as needed at the direction of cellar lead/cellar worker II, including washing, filling, emptying, making additions and topping
  • Production orders: Properly reads, records data, and follows through on production orders
  • Equipment: Performs simple maintenance throughout the cellar
  • Works successfully as part of a team and is responsible for developing and maintaining strong working relationships with co-workers.
  • Attends staff meetings and training as required.
  • Performs general office tasks as required.
  • Actively participates in and abides by all HACCP and ISO programs as part of DSS compliance.
  • Performs special assignments, projects, and other duties as requested.

Education/Experience/Skills

  • Six months experience in wine cellar environment.
  • Familiarity with wine filtration ideal.
  • Ability to speak, read, and write English proficiently.

Requirements

  • Requires ability to use up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently and/or 10 pounds continuously to move objects.
  • Requires ability to walk, stand and sit, sometimes for prolonged periods of time.
  • Requires sufficient good health to properly discharge duties.
  • If applicable, requires ability to drive assigned vehicle(s) or personal vehicle, with appropriate state license, following all laws applicable; must provide proof of liability insurance and must be eligible to be insured under DSS’s insurance policy.

In closing: DSS offers a competitive salary as well as a comprehensive benefits package including a choice of Traditional HMO Health Plans or High Deductible Health Plans paired with a generous employer funded Health Savings Account along with Dental and Vision benefits. Other offerings include Flexible Spending Accounts with Medical and Dependent Care pre-tax benefits (FSA), Life Insurance, Long Term Disability, and an Employee Assistance Program. Additionally we have a 401K and Profit Sharing Plan, paid time off (PTO), paid holidays, wine gifts, wine discounts and fun events throughout the year.

NOTE: DSS complies with all the employment provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

To apply, please email your resume as a Word document along with a cover letter outlining your related experience to jobs@donandsons.com. Due to the high volume of resumés, please be sure Cellar Worker I, 2nd Shift is used in your subject line. Thank you!


Line Driver / Lift Truck Operator, 2nd Shift

Department: Production

Reports to: Vice President of Operations

Location: Napa, CA

Position Summary

Responsible for daily lift truck and clamp operation to support Bottling Line, Warehouse, shipping and receiving under the supervision of Bottling Line Lead.

Schedule

Sliding 2nd Shift. Typical hours 3:30 pm – 2:00 am (Mon-Thurs)

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

  • Operates a powered 5,000/6,000 lb lift truck and/or clamp to load outbound trucks, unload inbound trucks and move materials throughout the winery. Stacks and puts materials on pallets according to prescribed storage methods.
  • Inspects machinery daily using safety checklist to ensure machine(s) are in proper working order before operating.
  • Maintains accurate pallet counts of items produced by the bottling line(s).
  • Loads outbound trucks in accordance with supplied Bills of Lading.
  • Checks inbound loads against paperwork for accuracy.
  • Receive goods in accordance with established procedures to ensure correct inventory count and control.
  • Performs minor servicing and maintenance of lifts (fills out a daily lift truck check list).
  • Actively maintains a clean, orderly and safe work area.
  • Understands and follows the procedures for Don Sebastiani & Sons HACCP Plan and any updates to this plan that are applicable.
  • Helps on bottling line as needed to dump glass, load cork hopper, stack glass, etc.
  • Actively participates in and abides by all HACCP and ISO programs as part of DSS compliance.
  • Performs special assignments, projects, and other duties as requested.

Education and Experience

  • Ability to read, write, understand and speak English.
  • Ability to add and subtract two-digit numbers and to multiply and divide with 10's and 100's. Ability to perform these operations using units of weight measurement, volume, and distance.
  • Ability to carry out one- or two-step instructions.
  • Must have reliable transportation, be punctual and maintain good attendance.

Physical Requirements

  • Requires ability to use up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently and/or 10 pounds continuously to move objects.
  • Requires ability to walk, stand and sit, sometimes for prolonged periods of time.
  • Requires sufficient good health to properly discharge duties.
  • If applicable, requires ability to drive assigned vehicle(s) or personal vehicle, with appropriate state license, following all laws applicable; must provide proof of liability insurance and must be eligible to be insured under DSS’s insurance policy.

In closing: DSS offers a competitive salary as well as a comprehensive benefits package including a choice of Traditional HMO Health Plans or High Deductible Health Plans paired with a generous employer funded Health Savings Account along with Dental and Vision benefits. Other offerings include Flexible Spending Accounts with Medical and Dependent Care pre-tax benefits (FSA), Life Insurance, Long Term Disability, and an Employee Assistance Program. Additionally we have a 401K and Profit Sharing Plan, paid time off (PTO), paid holidays, wine gifts, wine discounts and fun events throughout the year.

NOTE: DSS complies with all the employment provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

To apply, please email your resume as a Word document along with a cover letter outlining your related experience to jobs@donandsons.com. Due to the high volume of resumés, please be sure Line Driver / Lift Truck Operator, 2nd Shift is used in your subject line. Thank you!