Harvest Cellar Hand - Immediate (Wine Jobs: Vineyards & Cellars )

Contract

  The View Winery & Vineyard (http://theviewwinery.com)

  Kelowna, British Columbia

 

Harvest Cellar Hand

The View Winery and Wards Cider seeks a reliable, hardworking individual to join our incredible team for Vintage 2018 as a Harvest Cellar Hand. This is a contract position to start, beginning immediately and ending in December 2018.  It may lead into a permanent position if possible. This is a very hands on position assisting in all areas of wine and cider production. The successful applicant must be open minded, have a positive attitude and be able to work both independently and as part of a team.  

 Applicants must be capable of the following without constant supervision:

 

-          Setting up, operating and cleaning crusher/destemmer, must pump, grape press.

-          Cleaning and sanitizing tanks, hoses and pumps.

-          Rackings, Inoculations, Additions, Pump-overs of fermenting wine tanks

-          Monitoring ferments and alerting winemaker of any issues that arise

-          Cleaning, filling and topping barrels.

-          Assisting with filtration of finished wines and ciders

-          Maintain a clean and sanitary work environment at all times

-          Accurately follow written work orders

-          Overtime and shift work evenings and weekends during peak times may be required.

 

 

Other non-harvest duties may include (but not limited to):

-          Assisting with bottling and canning of final cider and wine products.

-          Assembling and wrapping pallets for shipping.

-          Loading and unloading delivery trucks.

-          Maintaining facility cleanliness in all production, packaging and warehouse areas

 

Qualifications:

 

-          Tertiary qualifications in Oenology and Viticulture an asset

-          Vintage experience an asset

-          Lab experience an asset but not mandatory

-           Applicants need to have an excellent work ethic and ability to see a job through.

-          Ability to work as part of a team and individually without supervision.

-          Willingness to work both indoors and outdoors in all seasons and weather conditions.

-          Ability to work at heights, and in cramped, confined spaces at times.

-          Forklift experience and certification are a definite asset.

-          Physically fit, ability to lift up to 50 lbs.

-          International applications must be eligible to work in Canada and have secured Visa at the time of application.

Wage Rate: $16 – $18 starting wage depending on experience.

Please apply with resume via email to kristy@theviewwinery.com "Harvest Cellar Hand" in the subject line. No telephone calls or walk-ins please. We will telephone only those invited for an interview, but thank all applicants.

 

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