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Distiller, 2nd Shift - Nelson's Green Brier Di

Constellation Brands

Nashville, TN

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Job Description

Company Summary

One hot summer day in 2006, Andy and Charlie Nelson were driving with their dad to a butcher shop in Greenbrier, TN, when they noticed a historic marker for Nelson's Greenbrier Distillery. The brothers had heard the family lore about a whiskey business (think sunken ships, lost gold, Tennessee's oldest whiskey and a woman-run distillery before women could vote), but nobody knew the real story. They asked the butcher if he'd ever heard of the distillery. He pointed right across the street and then introduced them to the town's historian who showed them two original bottles of Nelson's Green Brier Tennessee Whiskey. At that moment, Charlie and Andy knew: "This is our destiny."

After years of research, planning, and hearing "no" an awful lot, Charlie and Andy Nelson decided to make the leap on their own and craft a whiskey to bring back the business started by their triple great grandfather. In 2012, the Nelson's resurrected Belle Meade Bourbon and attracted the attention of Constellation Brands, which took a minority stake in the distillery in 2016 and a majority stake three years later. Nelson's Green Brier came full circle in the fall of 2019 when they reintroduced their family's renowned Tennessee Whiskey after a 100-year absence.

Position Summary

A Distiller is responsible for participating in all aspects of the new make whiskey production process including mashing, fermentation, distillation, and barreling spirit. This employee must be a hard-working, responsible, and self-motivated individual with a passion for craft spirits and a desire to continue learning and growing within the industry. Schedule includes nights, weekends, and 3rd shifts.

This is an exciting entry-level opportunity for someone looking to start their career in the world of distillation and spirits production, with eligibility to enroll in health benefits (Medical, Dental, Vision) upon hire. PTO, Paid Holidays, 401K with company match, Employee Product Allowance, Tuition Reimbursement, and additional perks are available as well. We look forward to reviewing your application. Cheers to your next career!

* Operating mashing and distilling equipment including mill, cooker, still, and related transfer pumps
* Manual and CIP cleaning of equipment including mash cooker, still, pumps, and fermenters.
* Maintaining thorough process records and entering data into Whiskey Systems in accordance with TTB
* Fill new make barrels in coordination with the warehouse team
* Following standard operating procedures for each phase of production
* Maintaining a clean production environment.
* Executing maintenance on distillery equipment such as the mill, pumps, boiler, air lines, and steam lines
* Entrusted with opening and/or closing the distillery
* Ability to work independently with minimal supervision and work solo shifts (including weekends)
* Sensory evaluation of new make whiskey components

Minimum Qualifications
* High School Diploma, GED, or equivalent
* Strong organizational habits, a self-motivated work ethic, and good critical thinking/problem solving skills
* Flexibility in terms of hours and a willingness to work night shifts, weekends, and overtime.
* Computer literate with an understanding of MS Office, especially Excel
* Ability to multi-task
* Ability to work as part of a team

Preferred Qualifications
* Bachelor's Degree in Chemistry, Biology, or related field; or relevant process operating experience in any of the following environments: brewing, distilling, food manufacture, petrochemical, pharmaceutical and/or the equivalent process technical training
* An understanding of QC/QA methods and techniques, laboratory operations, and basic knowledge of chemistry and biology
* Current OSHA lift truck operator certificate
* Working knowledge and understanding of health and safety, TTB, and environmental risk management principles

Physical Requirements/Work Environment
* Minimum 21 years of age
* Ability to lift up to 50 lbs.
* Willing to work without sitting for long hours
* Willing to work in wet, hot, and cold conditions
* Willing to work in consistently loud environments
* Ability to work safely with potentially hazardous chemicals
* Heavy physical work including climbing stairs, climbing into tanks, moving barrels, etc.

Nashville-Davidson, Tennessee

Additional Locations

Job Type
Full time

Job Area
Viticulture & Winemaking

The salary range for this role is:
$20.05 - $30.71

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

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Additional Information:

Job Posted:
Monday, April 1st
Type of Work:
Full Time
Job Level:
$‌2O.O5 ‍−‌ $3O.71
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