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.