Becoming a Winery Cellar Hand
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Becoming a Winery Cellar Hand

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Operates machines and performs routine tasks to make and bottle wine.
Training time 1 - 3 years
Avg. weekly wage $1,312
Employment prospects Moderate
Employment size 500

What does a Winery Cellar Hand do?

  • weighing, measuring, mixing, dissolving and boiling ingredients
  • adding materials, such as spices and preservatives, to food and beverages
  • operating heating, chilling, freezing, pasteurising, carbonating, sulphuring and desulphuring plant
  • monitoring product quality before packaging by inspecting, taking samples and adjusting treatment conditions when necessary
  • operating machines to peel, core, slice, dice, pit and juice fruit and vegetables
  • cleaning equipment, pumps, hoses, storage tanks, vessels and floors, and maintaining infestation control programs
  • regulating speed of conveyors and crusher rollers, and adjusting tension of rollers to ensure total extraction of juice from sugar cane
  • moving products from production lines into storage and shipping areas