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Roaster

Queens, NY

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We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin or disability.

Summary

The Roaster position is responsible for bringing Stumptown’s coffee philosophy to life by roasting coffee to bring out the natural character of its unique origin and a balanced, clean and sweet sensory experience. This position works closely with the Roasting, Quality Assurance, Demand Planning and Production staff on a daily basis, in support of roasting needs. A roaster at Stumptown is responsible for meeting daily demand through calibrated, quality-focused roasting. This success in this role requires teamwork, strong communication, physical and mental focus towards our meticulous and deeply valued roasting craft. The Roaster position is a full-time, non-exempt (hourly) position which requires availability to work early mornings, evenings and weekends, pending production schedules and order volume.

Essential Functions

-Manually roasting coffee on Probat and Loring drum roasters in accordance with our coffee philosophy, craft and roasting style

-Develop and maintain a deep understanding of the techniques and approaches that define Stumptown’s roast philosophy

-Fulfillment of daily coffee orders (preparing and roasting batches of coffee) in a highly demanding production environment

-Perform routine roaster cleaning and maintenance

-Assist with green coffee handling; receiving, moving and organizing inventory; weighing and portioning green coffee for recipes

-Serve as a conduit of effective and respectful communication between Roasting, Demand Planning, Production and other departments

-Support and adhere to general organization of the roastery, food safety and GMP protocols

-Engage with Quality Department and Roasting Department team members to meet our growing quality demands.

-Effective communication and data entry using Google apps, Netsuite ERP and Cropster software

-Other duties as assigned

Supervisory responsibilities

-None

Qualifications

-Demonstrated passion and enthusiasm for specialty coffee

-At least (2) years+ of roasting experience on a commercial-sized drum roaster

-Highly motivated and positive attitude

-Demonstrated concentration and focus with hands-on tasks

-Ability to listen, learn and adapt

-Demonstrated teamwork and problem-solving skills

-Flexibility to prioritize daily, weekly and monthly tasks

-Basic technical aptitude and willingness to learn equipment details and needs

-Basic familiarity with Google Docs, Netsuite, Cropster and other computer tools to enable organization

-Professional written and verbal communication skills

Physical Demands

-Standing – ability to stand for long periods of time

-Carry/Weight/Lift – ability to lift 75 pounds. Weight greater than 50 pounds will be mitigated with a lifting partner or device

-Taste/Smell – ability to detect and perceive smell and taste of roasted coffee

-Talk/hear – frequently communicates with employees, vendors and clients

-Perform repetitive motion with the hands, wrists and forearms to operate roastery equipment

Work environment

-The noise level is high. Ear protection is provided

-Roasting machines and the environment in which roasting happens can get warm and temperatures fluctuate. Proper dress should be considered.

-We observe Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs), and employees are required to be compliant in designated areas. Uniforms and Personal Protective Equipment are provided and mandatory.

-The position may require early morning, evening and weekend work based upon volume and scheduling needs.

At Stumptown, we welcome diversity and celebrate that our communities include individuals from all backgrounds, identities, and walks of life. We strive every day to foster an environment of inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility that supports our employees, customers and communities. We know that embracing diversity makes us stronger, enriches our culture, and allows us to grow together. We encourage candidates with diverse backgrounds, identities, skills, and abilities to apply. If you require reasonable accommodation in completing the application, interview or assessment process, please direct your inquiries to a member of the People team at jobs@stumptowncoffee.com or by calling (855) 711-3385. We are proud to be a B Corp and equal opportunity employer.