Technician, Quality Control (Wine Jobs: Management & Administration)

Full Time

  Arterra Wines Canada

  Oliver, BC V0H 1T0 CA (Primary), British Columbia

We are currently recruiting for a detail orientated, problem solving, team player who is self-motivated and goal focused to fill the position of Vintage Quality Control Technician based out of our Jackson-Triggs Okanagan Production Facility. This is a four (4) month contract, full-time position from September – December.

Our Arterra Wines Canada Production Facility / 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. Our portfolio includes Jackson-Triggs, See Ya Later Ranch, Sumac Ridge, Inniskillin, Nkmip, and Laughing Stock Vineyards. Our organization emphasizes a collaborative working environment, with a culture of continuous improvement, offering the systems and structure to support our continued growth and employment opportunities.

The Quality Control Lab is a fast-paced team environment where staff are involved in quality checks throughout the process from vineyard samples, to finished goods in storage. Our lab mission is to ensure quality from grape to glass.

The Role:

Your key responsibilities and duties are as follows:

  • Analysis of samples
  • Preparation and standardization of analytical reagents
  • Inspection and testing of ingredients
  • Inspection and testing of components
  • Inspection and testing of production processes to ensure compliance to requirements
  • Calibration and maintenance of instrumentation
  • Monitoring and measurement of production processes for compliance to specifications
  • Monitoring and measurement of the effluent stream and coordinating with Maintenance on system adjustments
  • Reporting analysis in a timely manner to Laboratory Manager, Winemaker, and Production Manager as required
  • Internal Auditing to monitor compliance to ISO9001: FSMS, and QMS
  • Complete paperwork of measurement and monitoring activities
  • Reporting and documenting of activities and results
  • Record keeping demonstrating compliance to QC standards
  • Identify opportunities for improvement to quality in production packaging
  • Investigation, troubleshooting and problem solving where necessary
  • Maintaining the lab in a clean organized manner
  • Other duties as assigned

    Job Requirements
  • Post-Secondary Education in a technical/scientific field. (Chemistry, Microbiology or Food Science would be preferred)
  • Strong commitment to quality with attention to detail
  • Results orientated with an ability to prioritize
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Candidate must be hands on, dependable, and self-starting
  • Good problem-solving abilities along with basic logistic skills requiredAbility to understand and perform mathematical calculations
  • Teamwork and customer service skills
  • Ability to understand and perform mathematic calculations
  • Working knowledge with various computer software programs (Microsoft Office)
  • Ability to work shifts/weekends
  • Physically capable to lift up to 20kg periodically
  • Physically capable to spend most of the day walking/standing

How To Apply

Brett Carter

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