Shift Lead Canning line (possible Supervisor)

Free Flow Wines


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Canning Shift Lead Job Description

Position Summary:

Responsible for supervising and coordinating the daily activities of cellar staff, driving safety and efficiency in the team. Must be able to work independently while ensuring and enforcing all operational, sanitation and safety procedures, job descriptions, and practices created by Free Flow Wines.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Ensure that all canning runs are completed in-full, on time, with no quality defects.
  • Manage high speed canning line.
  • Ensure Quality Control measures are met at line start up and through out the production run
  • Supervises staff in all activities in accordance with operational policies and procedures, including safe operation of all canning line equipment, pumps, tanks, and forklifts.
  • Ensures that all winery sanitation practices, inclusive of but not limited to, general aesthetics, operational, and storage are adhered to.
  • Ensures proper equipment use, PPE, maintenance, and storage for all staff on assigned shift.
  • Tracks inventories of all canning materials and finished goods on a daily basis and report’s needs.
  • Tracks inventory levels of consumable supplies.
    • Safety stock, swabs, filters, stretch wrap, chemicals, trays, and replacements parts consumed during shift.
    • In conjunction with cellar staff updates weekly inventories and turns in totals to supervisor.
  • Monitors the preventative maintenance program with Maintenance.
  • Tracks and logs all daily line downtime and ensures that information is accurate and complete.
  • Reviews data with Manager to drive continuous improvement and efficiency.
  • Assists with orientation, training, and skills development of team members consistent with established canning operational and safety procedures.
  • Conducts basic packaging QC checks for daily production runs.
  • Assists in developing and updating line packaging procedures with Shift Production Supervisor, Canning Line Manager and Director of Operations.
  • Reports facility and equipment repairs and issues with the Shift Production Supervisor.
  • Evaluates staffing needs and coordinates with Manager to maximize labor resources.
  • Completes required efficiency reports and tracking logs, and recommends improvements based on the data.
  • Supports and communicates with all departments influenced by canning operations, including, but not limited to, Quality Control, Winemaking, Safety, Production, Lab, Warehouse/Logistics, and Maintenance.
  • Maintains knowledge and understanding of hazardous material and safety procedures (SDS) assuring adherence by staff.
  • Promotes teamwork with all winery personnel.
  • Demonstrates leadership and professionalism and serves as a role model.
  • Performs wine analysis and sample pulling.
  • Completes all required filtration and processes therein. 
  • Understands Netsuite basics: Finalizes all packets daily before being turned into supervisor.
    • Finalizing production lots: prepare finished product for shipment.
    • Making sure all weigh in/outs are correct and verifiable.
  • Directs staff questions or concerns to supervisor as necessary.
  • Sends daily end of shift email with all pertinent information (AM for PM shift; PM for next day’s production).
    • This is required in addition to the daily physical hand off in front of the schedule.
  • Ensures forklifts are being checked and checklists are completed daily. 
  • Follows work orders, helps follow up on task completion.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Previous experience in a similar position working in a production environment
  • Significant experience with high speed canning lines and seaming equipment.
  • Knowledge and understanding of all FFW standards, SOP’s and SDS’s
  • Ability to start up and shut down waste water system.
  • Working knowledge of cellar equipment
  • Understand sterility and handling of finished wine
  • Must be able to speak and write in English and perform basic math
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