Andrew Peller Limited
  • 07-Mar-2019 to 22-Mar-2019 (PST)
  • Kelowna, BC, CAN
  • Seasonal

General Labourers (Canrim Union)

Calona Winery, Kelowna BC

Reporting to:  Supervisor/Manager

Kelowna, BC

March 7, 2019 


At Andrew Peller Limited (APL), we deliver the perfect brand experience for every lifestyle, occasion, and generation. Through collaboration, open communication, honesty, drive to win, and accountability, we inspire teammates to be extraordinary every day. 

Who We Are

We are one of Canada's largest and oldest wine companies with a rich heritage in quality winemaking.

We produce some of Canada's most recognized brands and offer our teammates a challenging and rewarding employment experience.

 We are recruiting.... Are you looking to start your career in one of BC's original Winery?  We, as a pioneer in the BC wine industry, lead the way to higher levels of craftsmanship and professionalism. Today, our premium wines are award-winning, rivaling the world's most established names to prove that our Winery is at the international forefront of fine VQA wine production.

With new and superior equipment, a dedication to both quality and value, a masterful balance of old-world techniques and visionary winemaking, we continue to supply the world market and produce the finest award-winning VQA wine from this Okanagan Valley winery. 

We require extraordinary General Labourers to work in our manufacturing plant in Calona Winery, Kelowna BC.  There will be opportunities to move into full time posted positions.  If this opportunity excites you and if you believe you can "Pour Extraordinary into Everyday Life", we want to hear from you!                                                                                         

Teammates will be accountable for: 

  • Work on various production lines in the manufacturing facility, as well assist with cleaning,
  • Operate packaging equipment fillers, labelers, automated case packers.
  • Completing quality testing to ensure products meet or exceed specifications.
  • Following work tickets to accomplish specified wine making tasks.
  • Unloading wine from delivery trucks and transferring wine volumes throughout Cellars.
  • Work in the grape processing area (mostly outside) during Harvest, operating a forklift loading and unloading trucks with grape bins (empty and full), washing and re-stacking bins.
  • Processing grapes (includes dumping grapes into hoppers, cleaning & re-stacking bins, preparing and making additions to the grapes, presses, tanks, etc.).
  • Moving pumps and hoses into place to pump product.
  • Cleaning work areas & sanitizing equipment (presses, pumps, bins, de-stemmer/crusher, tanks, tubs, etc.).
  • Other related duties as assigned by the Manager/Supervisor. 

We are looking for Teammates with:

  • Grade 12 with previous experience working in a fast-paced, physically demanding manufacturing environment.
  • Forklift experience and/or forklift certification is desirable but will train suitable candidates.
  • Self-motivated, organized, have good mechanical/mathematical skills, attention to detail, and technical aptitude.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to work with a diverse group of individuals.
  • Actively support and promote a culture focused on Health and Safety, environmental enhancement as well adhere to HACCP requirements and the Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP).  
  • Must be willing to work all shifts (day, afternoon or night shifts) and work under minimal supervision. Some work may occur in cold, damp conditions, and sometimes at heights; capable of performing all duties with a sense of urgency and with a positive, team-oriented approach.
  • Able to lift to 50 lbs.  The successful applicant should be able to work effectively in a team environment to maximize safety, quality, and efficiency initiatives.     


This is a unionized position and belongs to the Brewery, Winery and Distillery Workers Local 300.

Opportunities to move into  full-time posted positions: Starting Hourly Rate: $14.36 with increases up to $25.98 when working full time in a posted position (as outlined in the Collective Agreement) with an excellent benefit program and other incentives as outlined in the Collective Agreement.                                                               

 *Please submit a detailed resume outlining your qualifications no later than March 22nd, 2019

We are conducting an internal and external search simultaneously. 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. In addition, per our "Internal Job Posting Policy"; internal candidates must have been in their current position for one (1) year and their performance must be in good standing.  

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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