Cellar Supervisor (Wine Jobs: Vineyards & Cellars )

Full Time

  Arterra Wines Canada

  Niagara Falls, Ontario


Seeking a quality and performance minded individual capable of running an active cellar while maintaining a high level of organization and cellar hygiene.  Preference will be given to someone possessing experience supervising/managing a team of cellar workers, experience with Continuous Improvement (Lean, 6 Sigma, etc) as well as leading in a union environment.

Executes cellar and crush processing activities, Health and Safety, Inventory, and directs/mentors full time and seasonal staff.


The following reflects essential functions for this job but does not restrict the tasks that may be assigned. Management may assign or reassign duties and responsibilities as necessary: 

  • Supervises all cellar functions including but not limited to equipment maintenance, capital execution, performance management and forklift operations.
  • Reporting to the Cellar Manager, works closely with winemakers to ensure proper implementation of winemaking guidelines and quality control procedures. This may include: writing and maintaining ISO and HACCP documentation, Health and Safety documentation, cellar records/keeping and bulk inventory, and maintaining/some ordering of cellar supplies.
  • Directs the work of the cellar crew in all activities of winemaking. Schedules and tracks workflow
  • Monitors performance of cellar crew ensuring cellar personnel follows winemaking guidelines/provides instruction, training, assistance and feedback to cellar workers.
  • Ensures staff follow safety guidelines, procedures and wearing of personal safety equipment.
  • Build and maintain a culture of safety within the company.
  • Operates within bulk cellar budgetary constraints.
  • Tracks and monitors employee headcount and makes recommendations for changes in required labor needs.
  • Completes and generates required efficiency reports and tracking logs, analyzing and recommending improvements based on the data.
  • Participate in periodic reviews and provide ongoing constructive feedback of job performance of cellar personnel.

    • High school diploma
    • Operations Management Diploma is an asset
    • Knowledge of wines and wine production.two years’ production experience
    • Experience constructively supervising and motivating team members
    • Commitment to excellence and high standards. Proactive problem solver
    • Excellent written and oral English communication skills.
    • Confident working around cellar equipment and performing cellar duties and tasks
    • Strong organizational and analytical skills. Ability to prioritize thoughtfully and manage workflow.
    • Adept at managing multiple competing and/or changing priorities
    • Good judgment/ability to make timely and sound decisions. Deal with stressful situations calmly
    • Ability to understand and enforce safety requirements and cautions
    • Familiarity with manufacturing plant concepts (refrigeration/glycol systems, electrical, etc.) helpful


    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to do the following:

    • Walk, kneel, bend, and stand for long periods.
    • Climb stairs and ladders, lift and/or carry up to 50 pounds.
    • Have no allergies or restrictions that would preclude safely handling common wine additives, and/or cleaning chemicals routinely present in an operating winery.
    • Work in changing temperature environments (hot to cool), around moderate noise levels and in tight spaces on occasion

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