Laboratory Operations

 

 Main jobs in this area

  • Laboratory Assistant
  • Laboratory Technician
  • Laboratory Manager
  • Microbiologist
  • Food Technologist
  • Quality Manager

Usual Entry Point

  • Laboratory Assistant

What would help get a job

  • Written and verbal communication skills
  • Mathematical aptitude
  • Interest in science
  • Certificate I in Food Processing (Wine) Laboratory

What type of work

  • Performing basic analytical and instrumental tests/procedures
  • Using computer technology for laboratory applications
  • Recording and analysing laboratory data
  • Calibrating and maintaining testing equipment

 What type of training

  • Certificates in Food Processing (Wine)
  • Bachelor of Applied Science (Wine Science)
  • Certificate in Laboratory Technology

Opportunities for promotion

  • Laboratory Manager
  • Microbiologist

What would help you succeed

  • Experience as a Laboratory technician plus tertiary level qualifications

Related jobs in the field

  • Food Technologist
  • Quality Manager

Administration and Management

 

 Some jobs in this area

  • Office Assistant
  • Quality Assurance Manager
  • Training Manager
  • Payroll Officer
  • Assistant Manager
  • Administration Manager
  • Accountant

Usual entry point for administration

  • Office Assistant

[Other main jobs in the administration and management area]

  • Administration Assistant
  • Clerk
  • Human Resources Manager
  • Training Co-ordinator
  • Grower Liaison role
  • Payroll Manager
  • Production Officer
  • Commercial or Financial Manager
  • Export Manager

What would help get a job

  • Written and verbal communication skills
  • Good keyboard skills, particularly Excel & MYOB
  • Mathematical aptitude
  • IT knowledge and skills
  • Accountancy and bookkeeping skills are highly valued

 

 

 What type of work

  • Administration or management tasks to support the operation of wine and grape businesses
  • Tasks vary widely depending upon role and size of company

 Opportunities for Promotion

  • Assistant Manager
  • Administration Manager

What would help you succeed

  • VET certificates – Wine Business specific
  • Leadership or Frontline Management Certificates

Additional benefits in the work

  • Many of these jobs don’t require wine specific knowledge to enter the industry, however there may be a need for specific professional qualifications for example an accountancy qualification for accountants, or some human resources qualification for human resources manager

 

Bottling and Packaging

Main jobs in this area

  • Bottling Line Attendant
  • Line Supervisor
  • Forklift Driver
  • Label Operator
  • Packaging Technician
  • Packaging Supervisor
  • Assistant Manager
  • Packaging Manager
  • Logistics / Warehouse
  • Maintenance / Engineering

Usual entry point 

  • Bottling Line Attendant

What would help you get a job

  • Previous experience in bottling or packaging operations
  • Certificate in Food Processing – Wine
  • Written and verbal communication skills
  • Mathematical aptitude
  • Forklift aptitude
  • Forklift Aid Certificate
  • Demonstrated ability to ‘stick’ manual tasks

What type of work

  • Operating and maintaining bottling and packaging equipment and machinery
  • Implementing company quality assurance practices
  • Identifying and reporting problems and hazards

 What Type of training

  • Certificate in Food Processing (Wine)
  • Certificate in Competitive Manufacturing
  • Forklift Licence

Opportunities for promotion

  • Packaging Supervisor
  • Assistant Manager
  • Packaging Manager

What would help you succeed

  • Experience in bottling or packaging industry
  • Certificate III in Food Processing, Process Manufacturing or Engineering
  • Leadership or Frontline Management Certificate

Related jobs in the field

  • Logistics / Warehouse
  • Maintenance / Engineering

Additional benefits in the work

  • Transferable skills to other industries for example soft drinks, bottled waters, beers and other food manufacturing environments

 

Vineyard

Usual entry point 

  • Vineyard Hand

What would help you get a job

  • Any previous experience pruning or spraying
  • Experience driving tractors or similar machinery
  • Written and verbal communications skills
  • Mathematical aptitude
  • Certificate 1 in Viticulture
  • Forklift Licence/ Truck Drivers Licence
  • Understanding of chemicals and their uses
  • Preference to work outdoors enjoy gardening or physical work
  • Demonstrated ability to “stick at” manual work
    First Aid Certificate

What type of work

  • Pruning vines or harvesting grapes – may operate a mechanical pruner or harvester
  • Mixing and spraying chemicals to control weeds
  • Straining wires, replacing posts, constructing trellises
  • Driving Tractor
  • Soil preparation and fertiliser application

 What Type of training

  • VET Certificate of Viticulture
  • Forklift licence
  • Truck Drivers Licence
  • Certificate in Farm Chemicals

Opportunities for promotion

  • Assistant supervisor
  • Assistant vineyard manager
  • vineyard manager
  • Viticulturist

Related jobs in the field

  • Technical Officer
  • Irrigation Officer
  • Agribusiness Manager

Additional benefits in the work

  • Opportunity to travel and work regionally
  • potential to own a vineyard after years of experience working for others

 

Cellar Operations

Usual entry point 

  • Cellar Hand

What would help you get a job

  • Any previous experience in a winery
  • Written and verbal communication skills
  • Mathematical aptitude
  • Certificate 1 in Food Processing(wine)
  • Forklift licence
  • Understanding how pumps work
  • Understanding how fermentation works
  • Any WHS or food handling training or experience
  • Work in Confined Spaces Certificate

What type of work

  • Cleaning and sanitising tanks, pumps, hoses barrels and other equipment
  • Operating equipment to crush grapes and to clarify, filter wine crushers, centrifuges, filters and presses
  • Operating pumping equipment
  • Making additions to wine on instruction from winemaker to aid blending and fermentation
  • Wine transfers

 What Type of training

  • Forklift licence
  • Work in Confined Spaces Certificate
  • WHS certificates
  • Certificate in Food Processing (Wine)

Opportunities for promotion

  • Cellar supervisor
  • Leading Hand Winery
  • Production Manager
  • Cellar Manager

Related jobs in the field

  • Laboratory Technician
  • Assistant Winemaker
  • Winemaker

What would help you succeed

  • Experience as a Cellar Hand and completing certificates in Food Processing (Wine)
  • Leadership or Frontline Management Certificates
  • HACCP or ISO Accreditation

Additional benefits in the work

  • Opportunity to travel
  • Becoming a Winemaker could lead to own wine business

 

Warehouse and Distribution

Usual entry point 

  • Warehouse Assistant
  • Forklift Driver

What would help you get a job

  • WHS Accreditation
  • Mathematical aptitude
  • Forklift Licence

What type of work

  • Unloading goods, checking against inventory
  • Cataloguing, labelling, record keeping

What would help you succeed

  • Experience working in a warehouse environment
  • Specific VET courses in Warehousing Wine

Opportunities for promotion

  • Warehouse Supervisor
  • Warehouse Manager
  • Logistics Manager

Related jobs in the field

  • Export Sales

What could help you make the move to export sales

  • High level IT skills and experience with industry specific software
  • Participation in customs workshops
  • Courses in export/ shipping/customs
  • Understanding of international markets
  • Export Documentation Course
  • Accounting Course
  • Wine and Brandy export course
  • Business Skills/ business management

 

Export

Usual entry point 

  • Export Clerk

What would help you get a job

  • Good understanding of wine and understanding of the wine industry
  • Mathematical aptitude
  • Sales representative experience in a different industry
  • Administrative experience

What type of work

  • Oversee and ensure all export orders are processed and dispatched to the requirements of our customers
  • Review customer contracts periodically
  • Liaise with overseas customers, shipping companies, air and local transport companies, printing companies, Australian Wine & Brandy Corporation, banks, customs and excise, government agencies
  • General planning and communication with overseas customers and agents
  • Reconcile and approve for payment all export creditors accounts

 What Type of training

  • Export Documentation
  • Wine and Brandy Export
  • Wine Appreciation
  • Communication skills
  • Selling skills
  • Business management

Opportunities for promotion

  • Export Administration Manager

What could help you succeed

  • Could move from administration, sales or account management experience in the consumer goods environment
  • Tertiary qualifications in marketing, economics or business, certificate or diploma

Additional benefits in the work

  • Opportunity for overseas travel

 

Sales

Usual entry point 

  • Sales Representative
  • Area manager

What would help you get a job

  • Good appreciation of wine and understanding of wine industry
  • Verbal communication skills
  • Mathematical aptitude
  • Sales Representative experience
  • Retail sales experience
  • Any relevant BA and experience in wine industry such as Cellar Door and alternative entry

What type of work

  • Developing and maintaining regular service to retail customrs within a defined territory to achieve sales targets
  • Utilising marketing aids including point of sale materials to assist in supporting the product in the marketplace
  • Informing customers of new products and price changes

 What Type of training

  • Wine Appreciation
  • Communication Skills
  • Selling skills
  • Business management

Opportunities for promotion

  • Key Account Manager
  • Sales Manager
  • National Sales manager
  • Regional Export Sales Manager

What would help you succeed

  • Experience in sales or account management
  • Experience in managing and motivating staff
  • Specialist Wine Sales Courses
  • Tertiary qualifications in commercial field such as business management

Additional benefits in the work

  • Opportunity to travel

 

Cellar Door

Usual entry point 

  • Cellar Door Sales

What would help you get a job

  • Written and verbal communication skills
  • Mathematical aptitude
  • Previous sales/customer service/ cash handling experience
  • outgoing personality and good personal presentation
  • Product presentation skills
  • Knowledge of the wine industry
  • Wine tasting workshops
  • Wine Appreciation courses
  • Food and Beverage Certificates

What type of work

  • Presenting, selling and informing about wine
  • Conducting wine tasting promotions

 What Type of training

  • Wine Appreciation/Sensory Analysis
  • Wine marketing

Opportunities for promotion

  • Supervisor
  • Cellar Door Manager

What would help you succeed

  • Experience in Cellar Door
  • Leadership in Frontline Certificates
  • Special qualifications if you want to move into wine marketing
  • Cellar Door Manager

Related jobs in the field

  • Wine Marketing/ Sales Manager
  • Domestic Distribution
  • Wine Writer
  • Wine Export Marketing
  • Brand Manager

Additional benefits in the work

  • Opportunity for overseas travel especially if move to marketing
  • Cellar Door staff can move to high level wine service in top restaurants/hotels

 

Marketing and Distribution

Usual entry point 

  • Marketing Assistant

What would help you get a job

  • Good appreciation of wine and understanding of the wine industry
  • Verbal communication skills
  • Mathematical aptitude
  • Desktop publishing experience, creativity, art or design courses
  • “Mid Level” Marketing qualification, preferably wine specific (Diploma of Wine Marketing)
  • Any relevant BA and experience in wine industry such as Cellar Door

What type of work

  • Developing brand marketing plans
  • Implementing new products, point of sale and marketing materials/ campaigns
  • Consumer or trade promotions
  • Despatch and coordination of press and media releases

 What Type of training

  • Wine Appreciation Course
  • Desktop Publishing (Adobe and other software packages)
  • Introductory and Advanced Wine Marketing

Opportunities for promotion

  • Brand Manager
  • Marketing Manager
  • International Marketing Manager

What would help you succeed

  • Experience as a Marketing Assistant or in Cellar Door
  • Marketing qualifications
  • Specialist Wine Marketing Courses
  • International Wine Marketing Courses
  • Business  Skills/Management
  • Any language skills or cultural awareness training for international roles

Related jobs in the field

  • EcoTourism
  • Brand Marketer

Additional benefits in the work

  • Opportunity to travel and work overseas