Cellar Supervisor

Req ID: 6328 

Department: Winemaking 

Status: Reg F-T Exempt, Exempt  

Location: Lodi, California (US-CA)  

Workplace Location:  On-Site

Job Summary:

Lead cellar staff in daily work and ensuring staff follow company policy and safety procedures. Design processes and develop team members.

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.



  • Facilitates the development of an empowered work team and mentors team members
  • Promotes a culture of innovation and process improvement
  • Collaborates with other department leaders and works to solve problems
  • Develops a cohesive team through interpersonal skills and leading by example
  • Manages and implements the required training of team and ensures adherence to all policies, procedures and governmental regulations. 
  • Manages and implements career planning and personal development of staff.
  • Manages and ensures annual performance reviews are effective and completed on time.
  • Manages disciplinary actions for direct reports. 
  • Responsible for the selection of top talent and on the job training for new hires and coaching for       top performance.
  • Manages and ensures adherence to Company policies and team standards.


  • Manages all TFE Communications with weekly staff meetings
  • Ensures smooth and effective shift turnovers
  • Provides timely communication to team regarding company and departmental updates, opportunities, events, etc.
  • Communicates effectively through email, phone or face-to-face.
  • Effectively presents topics to a group audience of direct reports, peers or upper management.


Safety Management:

  • Facilitates a safety culture of accountability and engagement
  • Ensures adherence to all TFE Safety Programs
  • Ensures all timely safety training, hazardous awareness and general housekeeping and documentation updated in LMS
  • Accountable for understanding and ensuring compliance with the Food and Quality Management System, including the ISO Food Safety & Quality Policy
  • Responsible for understanding Quality Management System related activities, including the quality policy and ISO awareness
  • Food Safety Responsibility: Report problems with the food safety management system to Manager



  • Manage time and attendance in an accurate and timely manner
  • Manage work schedules (ensures lunch and breaks)
  • Assist with labor planning needs for the cellar department (full time and seasonal) and responsible for selection of top talent.



  • Manage the training, advancement, safety and evaluation of the cellar crew
  • Supervise and direct the daily work of the cellar crew in all activities of winemaking
  • Schedule work orders and job assignments for the cellar crew
  • Supervise operation, maintenance and sanitation of winery/bottling equipment and lines
  • Training: Manages training and development of the employees through identification of training needs and follows through to accomplish desired results
  • Supervise the preparation and treatment of wines and juices with fining agents and/or cellar chemicals as directed
  • Supervise all aspects of wine barrel activities (if applicable)
  • Supervise and maintain the  general cleanliness and good sanitation in wine processing area
  • Ability to have a hands-on approach to the cellar work performed on a daily basis.
  • Complete other special projects as directed


  • Education: Technical or College degree preferred
  • Years of Experience: 5 or more years of manufacturing environment experience in a supervisory role (winemaking industry preferred)
  • Experience supervising temporary and/or seasonal employees
  • Language: Bi-lingual preferred
  • Experience with SQF, ISO, and LEAN mfg preferred
  • Knowledge of cellar operation including filtration, processing, and cooperage preferred
  • Valid California driver’s license and ability to maintain a clean DMV record
  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills, proven ability to communicate effectively and work well with other employees  "team player"
  • Excellent attention to detail and ability to follow through with projects
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Proactive in addressing problems for positive results
  • Process oriented with focus on continuous improvement
  • Work independently without Supervision, as well as part of large groups and teams.
  • Strong Computer skills (Microsoft Word and Excel) to write reports
  • Accurately carry out written and verbal instructions
  • Proven track record of working safe, efficient and in cooperative manner
  • Stay current with changes in the winemaking procedures and techniques
  • Support and model all Company policies and procedures

Working Conditions:

  • Moderate to heavy physical work
  • Work site may be any one of Trinchero Family Estates’ facilities
  • Standing for long periods of time (8 hours per day)
  • Must comply with all safety equipment requirements including respirator, ear plugs, safety glasses, etc.
  • Exposure to various chemicals in production areas
  • Exposure to machinery, forklifts and related production equipment
  • Long and irregular hours during peak periods or on various shifts
  • Extensive walking and lifting of up to 55 pounds

Salary Range: $78,300.00 -  $117,400.00  

The starting pay will be based on several factors, including but not limited to experience, training, education, and geographic location. TFE offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, life insurance coverage, disability benefits, PTO, wellness programs and fertility and family building benefits.   We also provide a 401(k) plan where TFE may make a discretionary profit-sharing contribution.


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.

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