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Job Summary and Mission
This job contributes to Company success by operating the automated Advanced Coffee Roasting System (ACRS) for green, roasted or ground coffee, modifying the roasting schedule as needed to support immediate and future packaging requirements. Models and acts in accordance with Company guiding principles.
Summary of Key Responsibilities
Operates the ground or roasted coffee production process, controls, and equipment.
Maintains coffee quality through adherence to Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) and Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) guidelines, product specifications and quality procedures. Monitors and documents quality measures using analytical tools.
Maintains scheduled production throughput to meet team goals for reliability and budget standards and completes any required supporting documentation.
Evaluates training needs of roaster technicians and provides feedback to the supervisor. Coaches and mentors roaster technicians to ensure their development and understanding of new technology.
Communicates clearly to manufacturing partners and monitors machine performance issues to minimize downtime.
Performs troubleshooting, preventive maintenance and sanitation procedures. Compiles data and identifies trends to support maintenance and engineering partners in continuous improvement efforts.
Responsible for the management and/or implementation of food safety, legality and quality programs.
Conducts internal recall investigations for product not meeting specifications.
Ensures compliance with Company roast profiles. Participates in weekly tastings (cuppings) with green coffee department to develop and maintain coffee expertise.
Operates the green, roasted or ground coffee platform of the Advanced Coffee Roasting System (ACRS).
Assesses current and future schedule requirements against actual loading, roasting and packaging status, and modifies the roasting schedule as needed to support immediate and future packaging requirements. Maintains records.
Supports cost reduction goals by identifying and acting upon potential roadblocks and process improvements to reduce downtime, scrap, and product not meeting specifications. Re-blends coffee in accordance with established guidelines.
Loads green coffee as needed to support roasting and packaging operations.
Maintains a safe, clean, and organized work environment.
Follows all safety and security guidelines.
Maintains regular and consistent attendance and punctuality.
Education (minimum education level, degree or certification necessary): High School
Skills (minimum skills required):
Basic math skills
Ability to follow verbal direction
Ability to understand written policies and guidelines, specifications and safety standards
Proficiency in Microsoft Windows and Internet environments
Mechanical aptitude to troubleshoot minor machine failures and make minor adjustments
Familiarity with American Institute of Baking (AIB), Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP), and Hazard
Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) standards
Ability to work in accordance with quality, safety, and sanitation standards, policies and guidelines
Years of experience in specific field or utilizing designated skills (minimum needed to be qualified):
Operation of manual and automated processing equipment using personal computer-based control
systems - 3 years
Gathering, recording and reporting on operational and quality metrics, through manual or automated
systems - 2 years
Operation of at least three of four ACRS platforms (roasting, grinding, green coffee delivery or roasted
coffee delivery) - 2 years
Regulated food manufacturing environment - 2 years
Performing quality tests using analytical tools - 1 year
Familiarity with food safety regulatory requirements and global standards including Preventive Controls
for Human Food (21 CFR 117) and the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI). Experience with BRC or
SQF certification schemes.
Proficiency Ratings Legend
O = Occasional (up to 25% of time)
F = Frequent (26%-74% of time)
C = Constant (75% or more of time)
Bending/Twisting: Continual, intermittent flexing or rotation of the wrist(s) and spine.
Carrying: Moving an object, usually by holding it in hands or arms, or on shoulders.
Proficiency: F- up to 50lbs
Handling: Seizing, holding, grasping, turning, or otherwise performing precision work with hand or hands.
Lifting: Raising or lowering an object from one level to another using hands, arms and shoulders, back and legs.
Proficiency: F- up to 50lbs
Pushing/Pulling: Exerting force upon an object so that the object moves away from or toward the force.
Reaching: Extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction.
Sitting: Remaining in the normal seated position.
Standing/Walking: Remaining on one’s feet in an upright position at a workstation or moving about a work area.
Stooping: Bending body downward and forward by bending spine at the waist.
Climbing: Ascending or descending ladders, stairs, ramps, poles, and the like, using feet and legs, and hands and arms
Computer: Usage or other special equipment operated.
Talking: Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word.
Vision: Clarity of vision at near and/or far distances.
Hearing: Receiving detailed information through oral communication.
Company and its brands are an equal opportunity employer of all qualified individuals.
We are committed to creating a diverse and welcoming workplace that includes partners with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We believe that enables us to better meet our mission and values while serving customers throughout our global communities. People of color, women, LGBTQIA+, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Qualified applicants with criminal histories will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with all federal state and local ordinances. Company Corporation is committed to offering reasonable accommodations to job applicants with disabilities. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, please contact us at 206-318-0660 or via email at ___@___(apply_to_show_email).
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