Coffee Roaster (Based in West Bridgewater, MA) | Equal Exchange
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Coffee Roaster (Based in West Bridgewater, MA)

Job Description

The successful applicant will become a part of our production team which seeks to be a highly effective and flexible team producing the finest coffees in the world. The individual will be expected to learn and perform all of the tasks and activities associated with operating a coffee roasting facility.

  • Employment Status: Full time, Worker Owner track employee
  • Hours: Variable
  • Starting Salary: TBD
  • Benefits: Health/dental/vision insurance coverage, vacations, holidays, sick days, clothing and footwear allowance, eligibility for worker ownership
  • Department: Production
  • Report to: Production Manager

Qualifications

  • Must love coffee
  • Experience in coffee highly desirable
  • An interest in the mission of Equal Exchange
  • Experience with or interest in working for a cooperative organization preferred
  • Must work well in a team environment
  • Machine maintenance experience highly desirable
  • Experience in food production environment a big plus
  • Mechanical/Electrical reasoning skills highly desirable
  • Basic math and conversion skills
  • Ability to solve problems
  • Attention to detail
  • Fanatic about producing a quality product
  • Ability to create and adapt systems
  • Computer literate
  • Ability to lift 75 lbs
  • Push/pull 1400 lbs using supplied equipment
  • Frequent bending, twisting required
  • Applicant must be able to stand for the entire shift

Duties and Responsibilities

Production: (approx. 90%)

I. Roasting

  • staging green coffee to meet daily production schedules
  • batch roasting coffee to spec set by QC Manager
  • work with QC to adjust roast profiles and blends as needed
  • coordinate with packaging team to pack out roasted product
  • performing QC protocols as required by QC manager
  • conformance to production and administrative procedures
  • continual learning and development for quality and process improvement

II. Inventory

  • responsible for loading of green coffee into storage systems to meet daily production needs
  • entering green coffee information into inventory systems
  • ensure accurate reporting of materials usage

III. Packaging

  • support Packaging team when necessary

IV. Maintenance

  • contribute to periodic roaster cleaning
  • contribute to preventative maintenance of facilities equipment
  • other facilities management tasks as assigned by supervisor

Other

  • Participate in Production Cuppings
  • perform other tasks as assigned by supervisor

Personnel & Worker Ownership/Fair Trade Development (approx. 10%)

  • Participate in staff, team, department, and educational (Exchange Time) meetings.
  • Understand our producer partners, trading policies, and the Fair Trade movement.
  • Understand and participate effectively in our worker cooperative model.

To Apply

Please provide your resume and answers to the following questions by email to imcmillan@equalexchange.coop:

1. How would this position impact Equal Exchange's mission to help get small farmers what they want?

2. Give an example of a project that you had to complete from start to finish.

3. How does this position in production help Equal Exchange fulfill its commitment to small farmers?