Brewery Production Assistant

Brewery Production Assistant

About Us:

Groundwork Coffee specializes in batch-roasted, certified organic coffees and artisanal teas. From our humble roots as a rare book store and cafe back in 1990, Groundwork would go on to become one of the first certified organic coffee roasters in Southern California, as well as the largest organic coffee roaster in Los Angeles. A truly local pioneer in fair trade and fairly traded coffee and tea sourcing, we remain committed to sustainable business practices, including maintaining direct relationships with growers and importers who promote responsible coffee and tea production. From the ground up, Groundwork is steadfast in its commitment to the values of quality, sustainability and community.


Position Overview:

The Brewery Production Associate provides coverage and support in the Brewery, and sometimes other departments as assigned. This individual would work in a variety of areas, producing quality cold brew products. This a great opportunity for a self-motivated individual who enjoys variety in their work assignments, while also gaining a well-rounded understanding of operations as a whole.


You will:

*Receive and unload freight both manually and with equipment such as forklifts and pallet jacks

*Follow recipes and instructions to produce, pack, and prepare cold brew for shipment.

*Maintain the cleanliness of brewing facility, supplies, and equipment.


Role Qualifications:

  • Must be able to lift at least 50 lbs.
  • High School Diploma, G.E.D. or 1- 2 years equivalent applicable work experience
  • Stand comfortably for 6 to 8 hours a day.
  • Thoroughness, high productivity standards, and attention to detail.


Work Environment:

*Warehouse-type, small office environment: busy, conversationally noisy, tight quarters, sometimes stuffy,

dusty, ever-present coffee roasting aroma.

Physical Demands:

*This position is very active

*Must be able to lift at least 50 lbs.

*Stand or sit comfortably for 6 to 8 hours a day

*Walking (on even and uneven surfaces), stooping, bending, twisting, leaning, & grasping

*Must be comfortable working in a loud environment. The machinery can be noisy at times.

*Must be comfortable working in a environment where you and or your clothes and shoes may get messy.

Knowledge & Skills:

  • Team Work: Strong, positive, and constructive team player. Reliable, respectful, and detail-oriented.
  • Pressure: Able to maintain focus when operating in a busy, distracting environment. Takes initiative.
  • Flexible/Adaptable: Able to deal skillfully and promptly to new situations. Energized by challenges.
  • Receptive to Feedback: Gains insights from mistakes and is open to and actively seeks feedback.
  • Time Management: Ability to organize and manage multiple priorities and meet deadlines.
  • Communication: Ability to communicate in a clear verbal manner. Relates well to all kinds of people.
  • Dealing with Ambiguity: Open to change; learns quickly when facing new/unfamiliar tasks or challenges.
  • Planning: Can breakdown work into process steps; anticipates and adjusts for problems and roadblocks.
  • Problem Solving: Observant, aware. Resourceful, creative problem-solver.


Why Groundwork:

We strive to be the best place our employees have ever worked, and to produce the best coffee our customers have ever sipped. As a part of our team, you’ll be working with people who are down-to-earth, friendly, and passionate in a casual, caffeinated, and fun environment.


Groundwork Perks:

  • Free Coffee to Take Home: 1 pound Bulk Coffee or ¼ Pound Loose Leaf Tea every week
  • Free Coffee in the Office: Nitro & Cold Brew on Tap, Espresso Machine, Brewed Batches, etc.
  • Employee Discount Program: Discounts on Food, Beverage, & Merchandise
  • Multiple Health Plan Options: Medical, Dental, Vision, Voluntary Life Insurance
  • Paid Time Off: Including Sick Hours, Vacation, and Holidays
  • Commuter Program: Substantially Subsidized Metro Pass
  • 401(k): To Invest in Your Future!


Groundwork is committed to a policy of Equal Employment Opportunity. We recruit, employ, train, compensate, and promote without regards to race, color, age, sex, ancestry, marital status, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, present or past history of mental disability, genetic information or any other classification protected by state or federal law.

Interested? Apply Today!