Winery Hand (Wine Jobs: Vineyards & Cellars )

Full Time

  Arterra Wines Canada

  Niagara Falls, Ontario

Arterra Wines Canada is Canada’s leading producer and marketer of wine and wine related products, with operations in British Columbia, Ontario and Quebec. The company’s portfolio includes great brands like Jackson Triggs, Inniskillin, Ruffino, Robert Mondavi, Kim Crawford and Meiomi. We offer a wide range of exciting career opportunities in sales, marketing, operations, production, finance and administration.

Interested in an opportunity to learn about the wine business from the ground up?

We are currently looking for newly graduated and/or seasoned candidates to fill the opportunity of a Winery Hand to grow in one of the largest and most technically advanced wine-making facilities in Ontario. The facility is a commercial winery located in Niagara Falls, producing a large variety of products, using both traditional as well as new wine-making and packaging technologies. This is a great opportunity to start and grow a career with exposure to many different opportunities within the wine industry.

As a Winery Hand, you will support the business throughout peak periods of the year, working on packaging lines as well as vintage winemaking.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Run a variety of wine packaging and grape processing equipment and ensure quality standards are achieved 
  • Maintain a continued flow of product to ensure the optimization of the bottling/packaging/incoming grapes 
  • Perform quality inspections, and document findings 
  • Assist in line changes as required 
  • Maintain a clean work area 
  • Assist during vintage in roles including grape reception 
  • Work in warmer or cooler conditions – some outside work may be required 
  • Ensure Health and Safety guidelines are adhered to 
  • Be able to work with little supervision 
  • Work within a unionized environment

Job Requirements:

  • Minimum College diploma in wine/viticulture processes/technology, science (chemistry/biology) 
  • Shop floor understanding 
  • Potential beverage production line experience 
  • HACCP / GMP knowledge
  • WHIMIS experience

Working Conditions:

  • This position may require physical effort (up to 100%), which entails lifting and moving both full and empty cases of wine, lifting of raw material, and movement of heavy equipment.
  • The work environment varies according to the external temperatures and some outside work may be required.   
  • The noise level exceeds 85 decibels. Hearing protection is mandatory.
  • There is a strong presence of glass in the workplace. Gloves must be worn when there is the possibility of exposure to broken glass.
  • Safety Shoes and Safety Glasses are mandatory within the workplace.

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