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Cellar Operational Excellence Intern

Req ID: 4943 

Department: Winemaking 

Status: Intern, Non-Exempt 

Location: St. Helena, California (US-CA) 

Job Summary:

Assists in the creation of training materials and tools in support of Cellar Operational Excellence Group. Works collaboratively with cellar team members, mechanics and vendor representatives at all levels to create material in support of operational execution with cellar wine production. Works to transform technical instructions into more user-friendly training documents. This is a role requiring a self-starter that requires a low level of direction and is highly motivated, manages time well and is driven by getting things done to high standards.

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.

  • Assists with development of training material through collaborative work with cellar team members
  • Observes production processes out in the work floor and documents processes through photos and written notes
  • Assists with creation of training slides and visual standard work documents (SOPs)
  • Performs administrative tasks in support of the work performed by the Cellar Operational Excellence Team (i.e. Enter tracking information into electronic files, schedule meetings or training sessions, etc.)


  • Values safety above all else
  • Pursuing a technical bachelor’s degree preferred  
  • 4+ years of experience with Microsoft Office; Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Publisher
  • Experience in developing training material and content preferred
  • Must type between 40-50 words per minute.
  • Knowledge of digital photography and utilizing photos to effectively communicate work instructions or SOPs.
  • Ability to juggle several projects with some supervision.
  • A strong sensibility for visual storytelling.
  • Knowledge of iMovie, Adobe Premiere and other video software not required but are a plus.
  • Experience creating instructional videos a major plus.
  • To be considered, please send your resume along with samples that showcases the variety of your work with Microsoft Office or other software.
  • Good communication, time management and delegation skills
  • Independently motivated and detail oriented
  • Ability to work effectively in a collaborative team environment
  • Excellent organizational skills, sufficient to multi-task in fast-paced environment with changing priorities
  • Attention to detail and ability to follow through with assignments and projects
  • Ability to accurately carry out written and verbal instructions
  • Good interpersonal skills and ability to work as a "team player"
  • Work independently and be a self-starter.
  • Ability to work in a safe, efficient and cooperative manner
  • Good computer skills
  • Valid California driver’s license

Working Conditions:

  • Moderate physical work
  • Will work outdoors at times
  • Work site may be any one of Trinchero Family Estates’ facilities
  • Standing/walking for extended periods of time (4 hours per day)
  • Must comply with all safety procedures and personal protective equipment requirements including ear plugs, safety vest and safety glasses
  • Exposure to various chemicals in production areas
  • Exposure to machinery, forklifts and related production equipment
  • Some irregular hours may be involved during peak periods or on various shifts but is not common
  • Some travel may be involved with use of company vehicle.

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: Napa

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