Production Operator II - Graveyard

Req ID: 6374 

Department: Operations 

Status: Reg F-T Non-Exempt, Nonexempt  

Location: Lodi, California (US-CA)  

Workplace Location:  On-Site

Job Summary:

As a Production Operator 2, you will play a crucial role in in our highly automated bottling line by ensuring the efficient and safe operation of our bottling equipment. This position includes responsibilities such as adhering to safety standards, operating multiple machine centers, maintaining equipment, and quality inspections. This position requires the ability to work effectively as part of a team and open to learning new skills.

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.

  • Observe all safety rules in assigned work areas and complete training as required.
  • Identify safety hazards and communicate to leadership.
  • Minimize equipment downtime through effective troubleshooting.
  • Safely operate bottling line equipment including machine center change overs.
  • Make minor adjustments to bottling line equipment and obtain assistance with mechanical issues.
  • Monitor quality of finished goods ensuring all quality standards are met.
  • Maintain/feed packaging supplies to various bottling line machines.
  • Monitor quality of packaging supplies being used, and document material usage as appropriate.
  • Openly communicate with Supervisor, team leader, and fellow bottling line employees to effectively operate the assigned line.
  • Maintain neat and orderly work areas.
  • Provide quality inspection on bottling lines as required.
  • Responsible for understanding Quality Management System related activities, including the quality policy, GMP’s, and Safe Quality Food (SQF) requirements.
  • Perform facility and bottling line equipment sanitation tasks.
  • Record downtime and equipment issues using OEE Redzone data collection system.
  • Work on special project lines as needed.
  • Maintain a positive attitude, collaborate with all team members, and support a culture of continuous improvement.
  • Expectation for career development and growth.


  • High School diploma or equivalent.
  • 2 + years experience with bottling or packaging line is a plus.
  • Skill set matching current skills matrix for Production operator 2.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Mechanical aptitude.
  • Good observation and analytical skills.
  • Ability to accurately follow instructions, take direction, and ability to give direction as needed.
  • Ability to respond to frequently changing production pressures.
  • Ability to work effectively and cohesively within a production environment.

Working Conditions:

  • Moderate to heavy physical work.
  • Work site may be any one of Trinchero Family Estates’ facilities.
  • May require shift work.
  • May require weekend work.
  • Standing for long periods of time (8+ hours per day).
  • Must comply with all safety equipment requirements including ear plugs and safety glasses.
  • Working safely various chemicals in production areas.
  • Working safely with machinery, forklifts, and related production equipment.
  • High noise and temperature variation environment.
  • Long and irregular hours during peak periods or on various shifts.
  • Extensive walking and lifting of up to 45 pounds.

Salary Range: $18.35 -  $27.50  

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.

Nearest Major Market: Stockton