Cellar Intern

Req ID: 6426 

Department: [[department_obj]] 

Status: [[custEmployeeSubGroup]] , Non-Exempt  

Location: Lodi, California (US-CA)  

Workplace Location:  On-Site

Job Summary:

The Winemaking Cellar Intern role is focused on process studies and improvement projects that will enhance quality, raise equipment performance and/or increase process capacity within the cellar, winemaking operation.


The role will focus on one or two assigned projects (Lodi – water savings associated with tank sanitation or St. Helena – develop visual standard work) with a defined scope within the wine making operation. Projects will involve the collection, analysis and interpretation of process-related data to support an intended goal. The position provides an opportunity to experience the operation of a modern, large winery and apply classroom studies to a real-world environment in a high paced environment.

Essential Functions:

The following reflects management’s definition of essential functions for this job but does not restrict the tasks that may be assigned.  Management may assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time due to reasonable accommodation or other reasons.

  • Ability to communicate and work effectively with multiple departments and team members.
  • Collaborate with cellar team members from various operational/production departments.
  • Facilitate, design and lead the date collection effort for assigned project.
  • Conduct time studies and create process maps.
  • Create drawings, spreadsheets, notes and procedures associated with the projects assigned as required.
  • Learn, understand & appreciate company policies and procedures pertaining to safety and Safe Quality Food (SQF).
  • Prepare a formal report of work performed, findings and conclusions and present said report to a group of TFE leaders.


  • Education: Currently enrolled at a college or university working towards a Bachelor’s degree in Enology or Engineering (Process, Mechanical, Industrial or Packaging)
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent attention to detail and ability to follow through with projects.
  • Excellent organization and time management skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, proven ability to communicate effectively and work well with other employees.
  • Work independently without Supervision.
  • An active interest in experiencing large wine production facility and processes.
  • Strong Computer skills (Microsoft Word, Excel, CAD, Windows folders/files).
  • Understanding of queuing theory and theory of constraints.
  • Comfortable working in a food manufacturing environment.
  • Have a good understanding of process mapping, constraint identification and process optimization.
  • Bilingual in Spanish preferred

Working Conditions:

  • Majority of the work will be in production areas:  65% Field Work/35% Desk Work.
  • Light to moderate physical work.
  • Work site may be any one of Trinchero Family Estates’ facilities.
  • May involve being on your feet for long periods of time (8 hours per day).
  • Must comply with all safety equipment requirements including ear plugs and safety glasses.
  • Exposure to various chemicals in production areas.
  • Exposure to machinery, forklifts and related production equipment.
  • Extensive walking and lifting of up to 55 pounds.

Salary Range: $21.05 -  $25.70  

The starting pay will be based on several factors, including but not limited to experience, training, education, and geographic location.


Trinchero Family Estates provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Trinchero Family Estates complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Nearest Major Market: Stockton

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