Andrew Peller Limited
  • 14-Sep-2018 to 13-Nov-2018 (PST)
  • Grimsby, ON, CAN
  • Contract

Harvest 2018

 Andrew Peller Limited is one of Canada's largest and oldest wine companies with a rich heritage in quality wine production. Our largest production facility in Grimsby, Ontario crushes 14,500 tonnes of fruit and is looking to hire driven, hardworking, harvest staff. We produce some of Canada's more recognized brands and offer an excellent, challenging and rewarding harvest experience.  We run a small and efficient team, and there will be opportunities to learn to use modern winemaking equipment and processes first hand, and take on roles that will develop your winery skills and techniques. 2018 is expected to be one of our largest harvest to date with a number of grape varieties, including Merlot, Cabernet, Chardonnay and Vidal.

Harvest is approximately 3 to 4 months in duration, with training beginning early August and ending early to mid-November. There are opportunities in both the Crush Pad and the Cellars. 12 hour continental shift work is required (days and nights).

Hourly rate : $16-20/hour

Job responsibilities include:

  • Operating equipment to crush, ferment, and clarify grapes, as instructed by Cellar Lead Hand
    • Crush Pad: presses, rotary fermenters, static fermenters, dumping grape bins, crusher/destemmer, Pump overs
    • Cellars: Operating the centrifuge, decanter, floatation unit, inoculations, transfers, RDV
  • Taking temperatures and samples for the laboratory analysis
  • Inoculation buildups for fermentations; Adding oak bags to tanks as directed
  • Making material additions to juice or wine as directed
  • Cleaning and sanitizing of processing equipment as directed
  • Following the bulk receiving guidelines to unload import wine trucks
  • Follow all ABS procedures and policies and report any deviations immediately to the Cellar Manager and Winemaker
  • Consistently providing and striving for excellent internal and external Customer Service
  • Promoting a health & safety culture by ensuring a safe and healthy work environment through effective operation of the Health and Safety program, joint H&S committee (if applicable) and compliance with EH&S regulations

Qualifications and skills:

  • High school diploma
  • 3 to 5 years' experience in a manufacturing environment
  • Mechanical aptitude
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize work load on a daily basis
  • Communicate effectively and work safely with co-workers
  • Ability to lift in excess of 22 kg on a regular basis; standing, climbing, bending and walking
  • Substantial attention to detail required
  • Must be eligible to work in Canada
  • Cellar experience an asset

We wish to thank all applicants for their interest; only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.  In accordance with the company's "Employment of Relatives Policy" immediate family of employees who currently work for Andrew Peller Limited or any of its subsidiaries are not eligible for (re) hire.

 Andrew Peller Limited is committed to meeting the needs of persons with temporary and/or permanent disabilities in a way that allows them to maintain their dignity and independence.  We are happy to discuss any need for accommodation in the workplace and will make an effort to meet those needs a timely manner by preventing and removing barriers to accessibility in the areas of information, communications, and employment. 

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