Monte Creek Winery is searching for eligible candidates to fulfill the role of Cellar Master. Candidates are expected to be detail-oriented, ambitious, and dependable.

Monte Creek Winery Cellar
About Us:

Monte Creek Winery is located in the South Thompson valley, 20 minutes east of Kamloops, British Columbia. Monte Creek produces a range of premium wines from its three vineyards located in the Thompson and Similkameen Valley regions. The winery is currently expanding, with a new gravity flow expansion to be completed in 2021. Total production at Monte Creek is 300 tons, with capacity expected to reach 700 tons.

Role:
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Maintain equipment to specifications. Book and oversee all maintenance to be completed by sub-trades within the framework of a maintenance budget.
  • Perform cellar tasks from harvest to bottle, including crushpad operations, barrel work, transfers/rackings, inoculations, filtration, bottling.
  • Keep the cellar and warehouse at optimal levels of sanitation at all times.
  • Create and suggest solutions to winemaking issues or enhancements to company SOPs.
  • Maintain an inventory of all packaging components.
  • Order additional packaging components in a timely manner that coordinate with the production schedule and works within a budget.
  • Train and supervise harvest cellar staff.
  • Able to work independently while respecting company SOPs.
  • Assist in company safety compliance, including regularly updating SWPs and acting as Production Department safety officer.
Qualifications:
  • Experience or training within the following fields an asset:
    • Agricultural or winemaking equipment maintenance and repair
    • Plumbing
    • Electrical engineering
  • At least one year of full time work equivalent in a winery or food and beverage processing setting.
  • Interest in winemaking, organics, and sustainability.
  • Proficient in MS Office, with computer literacy to learn winery tracking software.
  • Fluent or strong working proficiency in English, Spanish an asset.
  • Forklift experience.
  • Supervisory experience an asset.
  • Ability to work up to six days a week on variable or rotating shifts.
  • Ability to climb stairs and to lift up to 50 pounds.
  • Ability to work outside in hot or cold weather.
  • Ability to stand for long periods.
Remuneration:

 Based on experience and access to company medical/dental benefit plan after six months.

COVID-19 precaution(s):
  • Mandatory mask wearing
  • Physical distancing guidelines in place
  • Sanitizing, disinfecting, or cleaning procedures in place

Apply today by emailing your resume to [email protected]