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Constellation Brands

Cellar Operator II - St. Helena, CA



Full Time

On Site


Saint Helena, California, United States

Job Description

Company Summary

If you have taken a moment to unwind with a bottle of beer, toast with glass of wine, or celebrate with a cocktail, chances are that you have shared that moment with Constellation Brands. We are passionate producers of iconic beer, wine and spirits brands that consumers love. From Corona Extra, to Robert Mondavi Wines, to SVEKDA Vodka, we produce over 100 premium brands with sales in nearly 100 countries, making us the number one multi-category beverage alcohol company in the U.S.

Position Summary

The Cellar Operator position tends to the day-to-day operation of Cellar Equipment. The position follows standard work methods and practices safe work habits to ensure production is as efficient and safe as possible.


  • Under moderate supervision: Perform Cellar I tasks: Clean & sanitize equipment, apply good housekeeping practices, perform wine movements, top barrels, add chemicals to wine, operate less complex equipment, measure and calculate workplace data.

  • Perform moderately complex cellar and barrel tasks including but not limited to assemble blends per Winemaker instructions, add fining agents for clarify wine, etc.

  • Operate moderately complex equipment such as Powder (DE), lees and plate/frame filters, hoists, destemers, press, etc.

  • Shipping and receiving of tankers, scale operator

  • Capable of double checking winemaker calculation to maintain integrity and quality of wines.

  • Ensures efficient utilization of all winery equipment

  • Leads harvest employees to achieve daily, weekly, and monthly work tasks

  • Provides guidance and support to staff to increase skill and knowledge

  • Provide feedback to Winemaking, Cellar, and Barrel staff on best practices.

  • Ability to troubleshoot and problem solve cellar issues

  • Ensures timely accurate completion of all wine work orders

  • Understand and be an active participant in the 5S program. (Sort, Set in order, Standardize, Sweep, Sustain).

  • Responsible for compliance with CBI sustainability policies and practices which are economically viable, socially acceptable and environmentally sound. This is done by supporting programs at each location for conservation, energy efficiency, and recycling, which are critical for our operations to achieve tangible environmental results.

  • Follow safe operating procedures, support safety programs and policies to safeguard personal safety, company property, environmental and team member’s safety.

Minimum Qualifications

  • High School Diploma/ GED

  • 2 – 5 years’ Cellar/Harvest Operator experience

  • Must be able to skillfully operate all basic Cellar equipment

  • Must be able to work various shifts and overtime as needed

  • Must be able to operate machinery

  • Must know how to use hand tools

  • Must possess basic math skills

  • Must be able to use D.O/O2 meters

  • Able to wear half and full-face respirator

  • Able to enter confine spaces to perform tasks

  • Good organizational and multi-task skills

  • Computer skills / Programing of HMI panels/Bar code scanners

  • Forklift certified operator: with minimum of 3 years forklift experience, will work with two and four barrel racks and macro bins

  • Must be flexible with scheduling and changing tasks due to business needs

Physical Requirements/Work Environment

  • Must be able to stand, walk, sit

  • Must be able to move up to 55 lbs

  • Use hands to handle or feel; reach with hands and arms

  • Climb or balance stairs/ladders

  • Stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk and hear

  • Must have close vision, distant vision, and ability to adjust focus, peripheral vision

  • Must be able to stand for extended periods of time

  • Must have a valid driver's license and be able to drive a car and travel via plan/train as needed

  • Works outdoors/indoors

  • Works in warm/cold climates

  • Works on wet surfaces

  • Is exposed to loud noise, fumes and/or toxic chemicals

  • Works near moving, mechanical parts and lift truck traffic


St. Helena, California

Additional Locations

Job Type

Full time

Job Area

Operations and Production

The salary range for this role is:

$20.75 - $31.12

This is the lowest to highest salary we in good faith believe we would pay for this role at the time of this posting. We may ultimately pay more or less than the posted range, and the range may be modified in the future. An employee’s pay position within the salary range will be based on several factors including, but limited to, the prevailing minimum wage for the location, relevant education, qualifications, certifications, experience, skills, seniority, geographic location, performance, shift, travel requirements, sales or revenue-based metrics, any collective bargaining agreements, and business or organizational needs. We offer comprehensive package of benefits including paid time off, medical/dental/vision insurance, 401(k), and any other benefits to eligible employees.

Note: No amount of pay is considered to be wages or compensation until such amount is earned, vested, and determinable. The amount and availability of any bonus, commission, or any other form of compensation that are allocable to a particular employee remains in the Company's sole discretion unless and until paid and may be modified at the Company’s sole discretion, consistent with the law.

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).

Not sure you meet all qualifications? Research shows that women and members of other under-represented groups tend to not apply to jobs when they think they may not meet every qualification, when, in fact, they often do! We are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and strongly encourage you to apply.