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Cellar, Harvest Intern

Company: Constellation Brands
Location: Soledad
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Job Description


  • Grape receiving, crushing, pressing, racking, pomace-transfers, juice and must additions.
  • Inoculations, pump-overs, barrel prep/filling, tank and equipment sanitation, and general winery operations.
  • Assist where required during busy harvest season.
  • Perform all job functions in strict adherence to company Health and Safety protocols, and in accordance with quality control standards and standard equipment operating procedures.
  • Works with Cellar and Winemaking to notify of received goods, provides proper paperwork and scheduling notifications.
  • Maintains records as required by ISO, TTB, OSHA and company policy.
  • Participates in departmental meetings, events, and cross training.
  • Tank Operator responsibilities include operation of valves to direct the flow of grapes into mixing tanks, working with the press operator on timing of emptying tanks and cleaning out tanks once they are empty
  • Tank Operator is responsible for Enzyme's to grape juice as needed and keeps records accordingly.
  • Responsible for the movement of grapes through a series of presses to separate the juice from the grapes.
  • Operates air valves and pump to feed the grape must into presses and continues to observe the flow of grape must into each process, shifting valves as necessary to prevent overfill.
  • During the clarification process, responsible for filtration of pressed juice through a series of centrifuges. Performs percent spin solids testing of filtered and unfiltered juice.
  • Responsible for cleaning decanters and centrifuges every 12 hours using safe cleaning processes.
  • Assist in training Harvest Temporary Associates.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Must be available to work flexible shifts (including evenings and weekends) from August through November.
  • Strong written and verbal communication.
  • Must possess knowledge of Microsoft Office (Excel and Word).
  • Completion of at least one year of college in a related field of study (enology, viticulture, chemistry, or another related field).
  • Undergraduate major in Viticulture in Associate or Bachelor's program.
  • Must be proficient in organization and able to multitask in a fast-paced environment.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Previous harvest experience a plus
  • Previous winery production not necessary but a plus
  • Ability to critically analyze workflow set ups and offer continuous improvement suggestions
  • Experience with Access Database is a plus

Physical Requirements/Work Environment

Work Environment:

  • Works outdoors/indoors
  • Works in warm/cold climates
  • Works in high places
  • Works on wet surfaces
  • Is exposed to loud noise, fumes and/or toxic chemicals
  • Works near moving, mechanical parts and lift truck traffic
  • Must be able to move up to 55 lbs
  • Primary office environment may be cellar and lab setting

Must be at least 21 years of age. Must be able to sit and/or stand for long periods of time and work on a computer for extended periods. Lifting may be required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Soledad, California

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Job Type

Full time

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Equal Opportunity

Constellation Brands is committed to a continuing program of equal employment opportunity. All persons have equal employment opportunities with Constellation Brands, regardless of their sex, race, color, age, religion, creed, sexual orientation, national origin or citizenship, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition (cancer or genetic characteristics), marital status, gender (including gender identity or gender expression), familial status, military or veteran status, genetic information, pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related conditions (or any other group or category within the framework of the applicable discrimination laws and regulations).

Keywords: Constellation Brands, Salinas , Cellar, Harvest Intern, Other , Soledad, California

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