About The Position
The Blender is responsible for executing day-to-day blending and barreling activities based on schedule and procedures established by Master Blender and Manager.
Duties and Responsibilities:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to satisfactorily perform each of the essential duties and responsibilities listed below. The duties and responsibilities include the following, though other duties may be assigned.
• Blend spirits using defined formulas, recipes and protocols
• Ensure no product is lost due to preventable blending errors
• Take and record accurate and precise measurements using specialized laboratory equipment
• Fill out batch/blend/ barrel logs and enter in the ERP software
• Apply and remove barrel tags, as appropriate,
• Palletize, secure and stage barrels for shipping
• Maintain work area in line with regulatory and corporate safety and cleanliness standards at all times
• Assist Bottling Team as directed by supervisor, could represent 30 to 50-percent of shift during certain periods
• Assist in loading and unloading of trailers and/or trucks and organizing goods in the warehouse
• Adhere to safety policies and procedures and make recommendations for improvements
• Ensure all tanks and vessels when not in use are cleaned to regulatory and corporate standards
• Pull product samples, as directed
• Ability to manage, train and delegate to subordinates
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each qualification satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
• Must be fluent in English (written and oral)
• Detail-oriented and quality-focused
• Strong work ethic and positive attitude toward a dynamic environment
• Ability to multi-task and work independently, as well as in teams
• Ability to regularly lift 50-60 pounds aided and unaided, utilizing safe lifting techniques
• Proficient in Microsoft/computer and ability to input data
• Management skills, including scheduling equipment, organizing, and directing associates
Education and Experience:
• High school diploma or GED, a degree in chemical engineering preferred
• On-the-job training provided
• Experience in wine and spirits industry preferred 2
The physical requirements and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.
• Moderate to high-stress level.
• Regular and predictable attendance.
• Regularly required to use hands and fingers to reach, grab and hold bottles as well as apply and remove caps.
• Regularly required to use arms and hands to lift boxes of caps for line supply.
• Frequently required to climb stairs to reach cap jams or inspect filler bowls and supply lines.
• Regularly required to stoop, bend, lift, kneel, crouch or crawl.
• Must be able to lift, push, pull and move equipment and supplies regularly up to 60 lbs.
• Must be able to hear equipment sounds, plant pages, fellow employees, and radio calls.
• Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.