Job Status: Filled

Cellar Hand (Wine Jobs: Vineyards & Cellars )

Full Time

  Arterra Wines Canada

  Niagara on the Lake, ON, 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. As a part of the Arterra Wines Canada team, employees are encouraged to improve their skills and performance throughout their careers through various professional and educational development programs. Arterra Wines Canada provides a robust onboarding program in addition to ongoing training initiatives to help employees integrate into the organization quickly and maximize their growth potential.

We are currently recruiting for a detail oriented, career driven, team player who is self-motivated and goal focused to fill the position of Cellar Hand based out of Inniskillin.

Arterra Wines Canada’s Inniskillin Winery is a full-service operation from harvest through to final distribution; operating year round and producing some of the industry’s most awarded wines. As a whole our organization emphasizes a collaborative working environment, offering the systems and structure to support our continued growth and employment opportunities.

As a Cellar Hand you will work closely with our Winemaking team in the creation of our award winning wines.

Key Responsibilities:
• Grape Processing: Grape and Juice Reception, Destemming, Crushing, and Pressing
• Fermentation Management: Inoculations, Nutrient Additions, Sampling, Pump Overs, Punch Downs, Sugar Monitoring, and Digging Out of Fermenters
• Cellar Work: Barrel Work, Racking, Product Transfers, Product Blending, and Product Additions
• Cellar Sanitation: Tank & Barrel Cleaning, and general cleaning of facility and winery equipment
• Follow all safety procedures as directed by standard operating procedures
• Work Order Completion and Compliance
• Safe Operation of Cellar Forklift and Other Winery Equipment (Training Provided)
• Inventory Control

Job Requirements: 
• Wine and viticulture diploma or equivalent 3-year cellar experience
• Strong commitment to quality with attention to detail.
• Candidate must be hands on, dependable, and self-starting.
• Good problem solving abilities along with basic logistic skills required.
• Knowledge of safe cellar practices, including safe handling of chemicals.
• Ability to be trained in confined space entry process and procedures.
• Knowledge of winery cellar operating procedures.
• Knowledge of Word and Excel an asset 
• Teamwork and customer service skills.
• Ability to work shift work including weekends
• Ability to understand and perform mathematic calculations.
• Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
• Maintain an organized work place.
• Ability to lift 55 lbs.

Arterra Wines Canada welcomes and encourages applications from people with differing abilities. 
Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

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