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Coonawarra Jack Winery, is one of the largest contract grape processing facilities within the premium grape growing region of Coonawarra, South Australia. We offer contract services such as grape processing, winemaking and storage to a diverse range of clients, as well as creating our very own award-winning Jack Estate wines.

We provide services for local, interstate and international clients looking to produce wine of the highest quality at a facility they can count on. At Coonawarra Jack Winery you will be exposed to it all - from small batch premium processing to large scale bulk operations. Additionally, the wine or juice isn't just despatched in a tanker - it may be despatched in a 200L drum, a barrel, an export container or tanker...no day will be the same. Grapes processed vary in region, variety, winemaking style, clients requirements and much more.

Which leads to why we are looking for motivated and reliable people who have a strong work ethic to join our team!

We are currently seeking the following positions:
Full-Time Permanent:
   ​• Cellar Hand
   • Cellar Hand Shift Supervisor
Vintage 2023 Casual:
   ​• Cellar Hand
   • Cellar Hand Shift Supervisor
   • Laboratory Technician
 

TO APPLY

Please forward your cover letter and resume:
• via email to applications@coonawarrajack.com; or
• via post to Coonawarra Jack Winery Pty Ltd, PO Box 322, Coonawarra SA 5263

Applications are requested to be submitted as soon as possible whereby applicants will be assessed on receipt. Applications will officially close on 31st October 2022 with the applicant required to start as per above.

 


FULL-TIME PERMANENT POSITIONS:

We have an exciting opportunity for a Cellar Hand and Cellar Hand/Shift Supervisor to join our winemaking team.

𝗖𝗘𝗟𝗟𝗔𝗥 𝗛𝗔𝗡𝗗𝗦:
Cellar hands will report to the Shift Supervisor and Cellar Manager, working as part of a team responsible for day-to-day cellar activities including:
• operating equipment such as wine pumps;
• manual labour;
• grape receival and vintage related tasks;
• transferring, racking, blending and additions operations;
• tanker/container loading/unloading;
• barrel work including washing, filling and emptying;
• cellar hygiene including tank cleaning; and
• any other cellar tasks within the winery.

Experience within any of the following areas would also be viewed well:
• crusher operations;
• centrifuge;
• chilling/heat exchange;
• pressing;
• cross-flow filtration;
• high solids cross-flow; and
• export container loading including use of lenticular filter.
Training will be provided in the above if you do not currently have experience in these areas.

Training and qualifications:
• Driver's licence - current and valid
• Forklift licence - current High Risk Work Licence - would be advantageous but not essential
• Confined space training - would be advantageous but not essential, training can be provided
• Certificate III in Food Processing (Wine) - Cellar Stream - would be advantageous but not essential
• Cellar experience - would be advantageous but not essential
• Safe working practice compliance - essential

Skills:
• The ability to work in a team environment;
• Strong communication, literacy and numeracy skills;
• Excellent time management capabilities;
• Great record keeping and strong attention to detail;
• Ability to multitask and prioritise;
• Strong work ethic;
• Ability to train others, every year we have new personnel for the vintage season that require training;
• Be safety conscious; and
• Be motivated and keen to work.

You will be required to work flexible hours, in particular during Vintage (rotating shift) including overtime and some weekend work.

Vintage will typically be during the months of February, March and April each year but could start early (January) and/or finish late (May) also, will largely be season dependent. During this time we run a two week day/night rotating shift with hours of work anywhere from 8-10 hours a day, but may also extend to longer shifts. Weekend shifts will be limited to one day each weekend and will be of a shorter length.

𝗦𝗛𝗜𝗙𝗧 𝗦𝗨𝗣𝗘𝗥𝗩𝗜𝗦𝗢𝗥:
The Shift Supervisor will report to the Cellar Manager, and would be someone more than capable of all of the above cellar hand duties in addition to the below requirements.

The primary purpose of the role of the Shift Supervisor is to effectively and efficiently manage the cellar operations at Coonawarra Jack Winery in a manner that minimizes risk to quality, health, safety and the environment to the satisfaction of the winemaking team. This will be done whilst working closely with the Cellar Manager, Winemakers, Management and Cellar team. The successful applicant will be self-motivated, passionate and driven with strong leadership skills and the ability to work with limited supervision. Previous cellar experience is a must, with an understanding of the wine industry and previous supervisory experience being highly regarded.

The Shift Supervisor is an integral part of the team, and will need to be able to:
• Encourage teamwork within the winery;
• Supervise and train employees to the company’s standards;
• Run a rotating shift during vintage, managing the workload and ensuring efficient practices;
• Ensuring cellar compliance with the company’s quality and safety standards; and
• Participate in the development and the review process of SOPs (Standard Operating Procedures).

Training and qualifications:
• Proven extensive cellar experience in reputable wineries is a must
• At least 3-5 years experience in the wine industry

Skills:
• It is essential that the applicant have the ability to be a positive role model within their role;
• A thorough knowledge of all relevant cellar operations including centrifuge, cross-flow filtration and container loading;
• Be able to demonstrate a clear understanding of appropriate problem solving and decision-making processes;
• Well developed computer skills, experience with Microsoft Office suite and winery management systems is preferable;
• Aptitude to learn, use and maintain cellar equipment;
• Must be highly organised with the ability to meet deadlines and co-ordinate others to complete activities;
• Ability to plan, organise, follow instructions and work under pressure, within a team environment or independently; and
• Knowledge and understanding of WHS policies and procedures.
 


VINTAGE 2023 CASUAL POSITIONS

All positions are anticipated to commence late January - early February 2023 running through to April/May with potential for more work until August, season dependent.

𝗙𝗢𝗥 𝗩𝗜𝗡𝗧𝗔𝗚𝗘 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟯 𝗪𝗘 𝗛𝗔𝗩𝗘 𝗧𝗛𝗘 𝗙𝗢𝗟𝗟𝗢𝗪𝗜𝗡𝗚 𝗖𝗔𝗦𝗨𝗔𝗟 𝗣𝗢𝗦𝗜𝗧𝗜𝗢𝗡𝗦 𝗔𝗩𝗔𝗜𝗟𝗔𝗕𝗟𝗘:
𝗖𝗘𝗟𝗟𝗔𝗥 𝗛𝗔𝗡𝗗𝗦:
Cellar hands will report to the shift supervisor, working as part of a team responsible for day-to-day cellar activities including:
• operating equipment;
• manual labour;
• grape receival;
• transferring wine;
• additions; and
• any other cellar tasks within the winery.

There will also be the opportunity for you to take on particular areas of the operations including:
• crusher;
• centrifuge;
• press; and
• a variety of general tasks.

Training and qualifications:
• Driver's licence - current and valid
• Forklift licence - current High Risk Work Licence would be advantageous but not essential
• Confined space training - will be provided
• Cellar experience - would be advantageous but not essential
• Safe working practice compliance - essential

You will be required to complete shift work, weekend work and overtime as required.

This position has full-time permanent potential - if interested in a full-time position we encourage you to look at our other job advertisement for the full details.

𝗦𝗛𝗜𝗙𝗧 𝗦𝗨𝗣𝗘𝗥𝗩𝗜𝗦𝗢𝗥:
The successful Shift Supervisor would be someone more than capable of all of the above cellar hand duties, with at least 3-5 years experience in the wine industry. This position also has full-time permanent potential - if interested in a full-time position we encourage you to look at our other job advertisement for the full details.

𝗟𝗔𝗕𝗢𝗥𝗔𝗧𝗢𝗥𝗬 𝗧𝗘𝗖𝗛𝗡𝗜𝗖𝗜𝗔𝗡:
The Laboratory Technician will report to the Laboratory Manager, working as part of a team responsible for day-to-day preparations, analysis and recording of wine, juice and grape samples.

Training and qualifications:
• Driver's licence - current and valid
• Year 12 Chemistry would be advantageous but not essential
• Previous laboratory experience would be advantageous but not essential