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Seasonal Test Stand Operator

The Wine Group, 7409 West Central Ave., Fresno, California, United States of America Req #226
Wednesday, June 17, 2020

At The Wine Group we are passionate about our people, our future and our wine. We are America’s second largest wine producer by volume with over 1,200 employees globally across 12 locations in California, New York and Australia. We are proud to be responsible for many of America’s most beloved wine brands, including Cupcake, Franzia, Chloe, Concannon, Benziger, Imagery, AVA Grace, 7 Deadly and more. We are dedicated to our culture built on values like entrepreneurialism, innovation, social responsibility, and stewardship. To learn about us and our career opportunities, check us out at and then come join the exciting journey at The Wine Group.


The Seasonal Test Stand Operator reports to the Quality Assurance department and is a temporary position for the grape harvest season. Under limited supervision, this position performs general test stand sampling work, including; sampling grape trucks; cleaning and sanitizing test stand, test stand equipment, sample buckets, bins, beakers, sinks, table tops, and related areas; operating mechanically assisted sampling probe or back-up manual probe, assisting other personnel; general cleaning and other test stand sampling related tasks. May work with household chemicals, lifting bins or buckets weighing up 50 lbs. and at heights up to 10 ft.


  • Ability to work any shift, plus overtime as required by the company.

  • Ability to work with limited direct supervision, which includes the ability to use independent judgment regarding work tasks.

  • Ability to comprehend and carry out oral and written directives. The employee must be able to read and understand verbal and written English.

  • Ability to train another worker in routine work responsibilities of the job.

  • Ability to perform repetitious lifting of weights up to 60 lbs.

  • Ability to perform tasks requiring bending, stooping, and twisting, such as sweeping, scooping up debris, pulling weeds, using a shovel, using water hoses for wash-down of grounds or buildings, using spraying equipment, power washer, all general housekeeping and cleaning tasks, including washing equipment.

  • Ability to work at heights up to 10 feet.

  • Ability to work outside and subject to current weather conditions.

  • Ability to maintain cooperative relations with co-workers and management.

  • Must have attention to safety and attendance.

  • Ability to remain alert and to operate all machinery and equipment and perform job tasks in a safe and efficient manner to prevent injury to the employee and himself/herself and others in the employee’s work area.

  • Will perform other essential job functions as required.


  • Must be 21 or older at time of hire.

  • No experience in a production or manufacturing environment required.

  • Must have the ability to read, write, speak, and understand instructions in English.

  • Ability to multi-task, work independently and with a team in a fast-paced, high volume environment with emphasis on accuracy and timeliness.

  • Must be flexible with availability, with primary working hours being graveyard appx. 11pm- 2pm, plus overtime and weekend.

  • Operation of basic hand tools.

  • Must have an excellent safety, work performance and attendance record.

  • Prioritize while able to adapt to changing priorities.

  • Demonstrated reliability and punctuality, work effectively in team/crew environment, adherence to all safety regulations and operating procedures.


  • Position will be exposed to indoor and outdoor environments with varying noise levels.

  • Ability to work outside and exposure to dry, wet, or humid conditions.

  • Exposed to inclement seasonal weather, summer heat, cold weather, rain.

  • Ability to perform tasks requiring bending, stooping, and twisting in the warehouse environment.

  • Must be able to repeatedly lift and carry weights up to 50 pounds at varying frequencies with equipment.

At The Wine Group, we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and we are committed to an environment of mutual respect, diversity and inclusion. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristic protected by law.

Other details

  • Job Family Vineyard Ops/Grower Relations
  • Job Function Operations
  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Employment Indicator Seasonal
  • The Wine Group, 7409 West Central Ave., Fresno, California, United States of America