Production Roaster

Production Assistant Job Los Angeles

About Us:

Groundwork Coffee specializes in batch-roasted, certified organic coffees and artisanal teas. A truly local pioneer in fair trade coffee and tea, we remain committed to sustainable business practices. This includes maintaining direct relationships with growers and importers who promote responsible coffee and tea production. Thanks to the neighbors and friends we've been fortunate enough to serve - we have opened 14 cafes along the West Coast, we have two very busy Roastery locations in Portland and Los Angeles, and we produce a growing line of delicious cold brew coffees.

About You:

We are looking to hire a high-energy, efficient, and tenaciously thorough Production Roaster to join our growing team. As a Groundwork Production Roaster you will be exposed to various facets of coffee roasting operations as you will be responsible for production roasting and routine maintenance of the production roasters, this includes but is not limited to operating the production roaster, correctly adhering to blend recipes and profiles, routine maintenance/cleaning, quality control and some data management. If you love a great cup of coffee (or tea), embody a positive attitude, and are enthusiastic about contributing to a team, then please apply today!

Pay Rate:

$20.00/hour - 40 Hours per Week - 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Schedule TBD (Most likely M-F)

What You'll Do:

  • Roast coffee
  • Maintain blend formulas and roast profiles
  • Determine roasting needs
  • Fluency and understanding of roaster operation and maintenance
  • Fluency and understanding of Cropster (data logging/inventory reconciliation)
  • Routine roaster maintenance
  • Keep a tidy work area/roasting floor
  • Regular Quality Control of your own work
  • Notify others when there are discrepancies with roasts, green coffee inventory, or order fulfillment
  • Abe to operate a forklift
  • Perform other duties as assigned

What It Takes To Rock This Role:

  • Positive, Friendly, Tenacious Attitude Required!
  • Able to bend, twist, lift, stoop and perform repetitive tasks throughout the shift
  • Must be able to lift at least 50 lbs
  • Stand comfortably for 8 hours a day.
  • Strong attention to detail and a commitment to quality
  • Able to deal skillfully and promptly to new situations
  • Ability to organize and manage multiple priorities and meet deadlines
  • Open to changes; learns quickly when facing new/unfamiliar tasks or challenges
  • Coffee Industry experience a plus

Why Groundwork:

We strive to truly be one of the best places 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 working environment. Our vision is to make organic the new norm; Our mission is to source and share exceptional, organic coffee that inspires people to work hard, dream big, and impact the world.

Groundwork Perks:

  • Free Coffee: 12oz Bulk Coffee or ¼ Pound Loose Leaf Tea every week
  • Free Coffee in the Office
  • Health Benefits: Medical, Dental, Vision, Voluntary Life Insurance*
  • Paid Time Off: Including Sick Hours, Vacation, and Holidays*
  • Commuter Program: Substantially Subsidized TriMet Pass

*Benefits are offered to eligible employees and are subject to change.

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.


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