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 seeking extraordinary, enthusiastic Harvest Teammates to join our Kelowna team. Our Winery is located in the heart of Kelowna between downtown and Knox Mountain, Calona Winery has the distinction of being British Columbia's original winery. As a pioneer in the BC wine industry, Calona leads the way to higher levels of craftsmanship and professionalism. Calona's wines are award-winning, rivaling the world's most established names to prove the Okanagan Valley is at the international forefront of fine wine production.
Reporting into the Department Supervisors, we are recruiting for harvest teammates to provide support to the Cellar Teammates during harvest.
We are looking for teammates with:
High School Diploma or equivalent, combined with experience in all aspects of crush work'is desirable; however, will train!
Ability to multi-task, work independently and with a team, in a fast-paced environment with emphasis on quality, accuracy and timeliness
Excellent safety, work performance and attendance record
Demonstrated reliability and punctuality, work effectively in team/crew environment, adherence to all safety regulations, operating procedures and company policies
Ability to prioritize and able to adapt to changing priorities Ability to lift at least 50 lbs and willingness to work flexible hours when needed
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
Forklift experience and/or forklift certification is desirable; will train suitable candidates
Understanding current COVID 19 Protocol as well compliance with work safe practices
Foreign workers must have appropriate VISA
This teammate will be accountable for:
Operating a forklift loading and unloading trucks with grape bins (empty and full), washing and re-stacking bins
Working outside(cold, damp environment) in the grape processing area, processing grapes (includes dumping grapes into hoppers, cleaning & re-stacking bins, preparing and making additions to the grapes, presses, tanks)
Moving pumps and hoses into place to pump product, transferring wine volumes throughout Cellars
Cleaning & sanitizing equipment (presses, pumps, bins, de-stemmer/crusher, tanks, tubs), as well must be comfortable entering tanks for cleaning/skin removal
Following work as assigned on work tickets
Performing other tasks as assigned
Maintains a safe work environment; participates in a variety of committee meetings as a representative of the department
This is a Unionized role and belongs to the SEIU Local 2 Branch Local 300 Union.
During harvest you have the potential to earn $20.69 to $21.69 per hour working 12 hour shifts. In addition, overtime is paid at double time!!!
Starting Hourly Rate: $17.69 if not working harvest and/or 12 hour shifts.
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 addition, per our "Internal Job Posting Policy"; internal candidates should be 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.