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 Production Lead Hand
Job Posting Category: Students/ New Graduates
Career Level: Entry Level (New Graduate)
Industry: Packaged Goods
Job Category: Manufacturing
Years Experience: 0-1 Years
Job Type: Full-time
Posting Date: June 12, 2018
Job Location:
Kitchener, ON
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Job Description

Arterra Wines Canada is Canada’s leading producer and marketer of wine and wine related products, with operations in British Columbia, Ontario and Quebec. The company’s portfolio includes great brands like Jackson Triggs, Inniskillin, Ruffino, Robert Mondavi and Meomi. We offer a wide range of exciting career opportunities in sales, marketing, operations, production, finance and administration. As a part of the Arterra team, employees are encouraged to improve their skills and performance throughout their careers through various professional and educational development programs. Arterra provides a robust onboarding program in addition to ongoing training initiatives to help employees integrate into the organization quickly and maximize their growth potential.


The Production Lead Hand is a position that may be assigned to an area or specific piece of equipment as the operator, may train other operators and set up or adjust equipment and support the production crew, and advise Production Manager and Maintenance Mechanic of any problems. This position ensures all equipment is operating correctly and efficiently and also assists with break coverage on the production line.


  • Plans daily activities to deliver finished wine kits to the warehouse in accordance with the daily production schedule.
  • Works in cooperation with Maintenance Mechanic to find and fix equipment issues
  • Ensures that product quality parameters are met at all times in the filling and packaging processes by verifying weight measurements as well as other QC checks as directed.
  • Communicates with the Production Manager on potential filling constraints to assist in organizing the short-term packaging schedule.
  • Uses inventory principle (FIFO) for proper raw material rotation.
  • In cooperation with the Production Manager identifies, develops and implements systems to improve inventory control in raw materials.
  • Assures compliance with all departmental CIP and SIP policies and procedures.
  • Applies knowledge and skills to resolve filling and packaging quality issues.
  • Participates in inventory physical counts.
  • Assists in break coverage on production line
  • Notifies production manager in the event of personnel conflicts
  • Any other tasks that may be assigned.

Job Requirements


  • Manages daily workload and prioritizes work to be done according to specific deadlines and production schedule.
  • Communicates with Kitchener Operations employees and QA/maintenance staff.
  • Substantial attention to detail in all aspects of duties.
  • Trouble shoots and solves problems as they arise in an efficient and communicative way
  • Noisy, physically demanding, repetitive lifting up to 50 pounds


  • Efficiency and effectiveness
  • Administrative accuracy
  • Yield measurements
  • Communications with other employees
  • Meet plans and objectives
  • Decision making and problem solving


  • Experienced forklift operator
  • This position may require physical effort which entails lifting & moving up to and including 50 lbs
  • Education: Minimum of Grade 12 or equivalent
  • Proficiency with AS/400 based inventory control systems an asset
  • Able to begin shift at 4:00AM during vacation and illness coverage


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