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Posted October 14th

Riddling Technician


Pernod Ricard USA



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Posted October 14th

Riddling Technician






Full Time

Position Summary :

Under general supervision, performs a wide variety of duties to facilitate and maintain quality riddling in the method champenoise; also responsible for production / bottling work, and may rotate between all stations on tirage and disgorge bottling lines. Responsible for the inventory control and traceability for all Mumm Napa tirage and riddled inventories including processing of transactions, and data entry activities. Ensures adherence to all principles of Pernod Ricard Winemakers' Integrated Management System and Sustainability programs.

Key Responsibilities

  • Directs riddling functions by hand and mechanical means in method champenoise
  • Responsible for the safe operation of the ABB robot and Gyro machines
  • Maintains mechanical riddling, and transfer equipment including change-overs, troubleshooting, and light repairs
  • Transfers and tracks bottles, cages, and bins as required in the Mix-Riddle department
  • Delivers completely riddled wines to the disgorge line in support of bottling operations
  • Responsible for the inventory control of tirage and riddled inventory
  • Assists with the data entry and reporting of mix riddle movements/transactions, both internally and between offsite storage locations
  • Responsible for quality control and traceability of Mumm Napa tirage and riddled inventory
  • Trouble shoots all quality and inventory related issues; completes problem solving and investigations as assigned
  • Provides back up support on all stations for disgorge and tirage bottling operations
  • Moves product and supplies throughout the warehouse by use of forklift
  • May coordinate and or deliver goods/documentation between departments
  • Responsible for all sustainability matters in assigned work area, completes regularly scheduled inspections/audits, and notifies supervisor of any required attention
  • Other duties as assigned

  • Functional Competencies:


    Level 1 - 4

    Risk Management - 1

    Performance Optimisation - 1

    Operations Planning Optimisation - 1

    Production Process Management - 1

    Logistics Optimization - 1

    Procurement - N/A

    Physical Asset Management - 1

    Creativity and Innovation - 1

    Business and Financial Acumen - N/A

    Customer service and quality orientation - 2

    Project Change Management - 1

    Communication and relationship building - 2

    Skills / Qualifications / Experience :


  • Minimum 2 years winery production environment experience required
  • Ability to prioritize, manage workflow, and meet deadlines
  • Proficiency in ERP software systems, and Microsoft Office
  • Accuracy and attention to detail a must
  • Verbal and written proficiency in English
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills
  • Able to maintain composure in a fast-paced environment
  • Forklift certification

  • Desirable:

  • Previous riddling experience preferred
  • Bilingual (Spanish/English)

  • Special Conditions :

  • Some out of hours work may be required;
  • Intra/Interstate travel as required;
  • Current driver's license;
  • Work is performed in a typical field environment with moderate demands for movement and lifting.
  • Ability to repeatedly lift a case of wine (40-50 lbs)
  • Ability to stand for long periods of time at various bottling line stations
  • Ability to walk, bend, reach, finger and operate machinery
  • Working conditions in certain areas of the winery are cold, wet, slippery and noisy. Involved exposure to hazardous conditions. Irregular shifts and long hours may be required during harvest. Frequent walking, including going up and down stairs are required

  • Job Posting End Date:

    Target Hire Date :

    Target End Date :
    , North Carolina