Job Status: Filled

Cellar Hand II (Wine Jobs: Vineyards & Cellars )

Full Time

  Arterra Wines Canada

  Oliver, British Columbia

Job Description:

We are currently recruiting for a detail orientated, career driven, team player who is self-motivated and goal focused to fill the position of Cellar Hand based out of our Jackson-Triggs winery. This is a full-time regular role.

Arterra Wines Canadas’ Jackson-Triggs 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. Our cellars operate as two divisions, VQA and ICB; by dividing these functions we are able to offer our Cellar Hands a broad scope and cross training potential on the entire wine and refreshment making process from small to large batch production.

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:

  • High School diploma or equivalent required.
  • Knowledge of safe cellar practices, including safe handling of chemicals.
  • 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.
  • Ability to be trained in confined space entry process and procedures.
  • Knowledge of winery cellar operating procedures.
  • 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.

We are committed to establishing a qualified workforce that reflects the diverse population it serves and we encourage applications from all qualified individuals. We are also committed to preventing and removing barriers to employment for people with disabilities, and we invite you to inform us should you have any accessibility or accommodation needs.

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