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Cooper Apprentice

Sonoma, CA

Post Date: 08/21/17 Job ID: 00002FXB Industry: Industrial Pay Rate: 14.50
Our client in Sonoma County is looking for a smart, hard working individual to go through an apprenticeship program which involves wine barrels. The work can be repetitive and will be working outdoors rain or shine.

Work with an oak products manufacturer that provides Oak to beverage companies such as wineries, distilleries and craft breweries. On occassion there will be a need to travel to different locations throughout the year.

General Duties in the Apprenticeship program
-Replaces staves, heads, and hoops, using windlass and hand tools to repair barrels: Loops cable of windlass around top of barrel and turns handle to compress staves and loosen hoops.
-Removes defective stave and inserts and aligns new stave, using wooden mallet.
-Shapes top edge of stave to conform with others, using saw to trim and spokeshave to bevel inside and outside edges.
-Replaces and tightens hoops.
-Removes head hoop, using cooper's hammer, and pries out head, using prybar.
-Inserts edge of new head in croze of staves and forces head into place by hand or using mallet.
-Replaces head hoop.
-May loosen hoops and force caulking between staves to repair leaking stave joints.
-May plug knotholes and wormholes with wooden plugs.

Need someone that is hard working, reliable, and okay with repetition. Once hired on, will receive health benefits, 401k, PTO. Great company culture

Pay Rate: $14.50/hour
Schedule: Day Shift Monday through Friday. No Weekends!

This will be a great opportunity to become a full time hire after 90 days and will get an increase in pay based on performance once brought on board!

Lisa Scanlon
Staffing Coordinator

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