Production Supervisor (Night Shift)

Production Supervisor (Night Shift)

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. 

Now, nearly 30 years later — thanks to the neighbors and friends we’ve been fortunate enough to serve — we have opened 14 cafés along the West Coast, we have two very busy roasteries in Los Angeles and Portland, and we produce a growing line of delicious cold brew coffees. We’ve also been profoundly lucky to see the development of dozens of new organic coffee farms around the world and are proud to continue sharing their exceptional coffees with you. From the ground up, Groundwork is steadfast in its commitment to the values of quality, sustainability and community.

About You:
We are looking to hire a energetic Production Supervisor for our night shigt, to ensure that our business is well coordinated and productive. The PM Production Supervisor is a key player on the Roastery team.  You are to work collaboratively with the other members of the Roastery department to develop and execute the flow of digital and physical production on a day-to-day basis. This individual will help supervise a team of Production associates relative to their completion of daily physical and digital work. The position will also help manage the workflow in a manufacturing environment. This position holds a high level of responsibility in maintaining communications between the coffee roaster(s), and packaging operators. 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!



What You’ll Do:

  • Seek improvements and develops tools to enable and measure department efficiency and growth.
  • Provide ongoing coaching and training for employee use of SAP and Packaging, employee performance/morale, and elevating employee performance.
  • Organize department’s administrative requirements in SAP, including but not limited to Production Orders, delegation of responsibilities, and general department reporting
  • Time Management – ensure coordination with related departments and manages delegation of daily work requirements.
  • Manage and elevate Production’s fulfillment efficiency and quality.
  • Maintain, elevate, and grow Production department effectiveness through effective leadership, training SAP and related fulfillment responsibilities for new and current employees, and increases employee morale to achieve and surpass goals
  • Must partner with the VP of Operations, Production Manager, Distribution Manager, Customer Service Rep(s)., Shipping, Finance/Admin., and Tech Service.
  • Must address coffee packaging/blending issues as they occur with effective follow up.
  • Assign Production associates work stations based on a rotation. 



  • High School Diploma, G.E.D.
  • Excellent communication (oral and written) and interpersonal skills with coworkers, subordinates, vendors, and customers; Fluent in spoken and written English
  • Maintain documents and records
  • Must be able to lift at least 50 lbs
    • Ability to research, learn and apply new knowledge or skills for your work
    • Willingness to strive for growth and improvement; commitment to excel in your work
    • Able to work independently with little or no supervision
    • Ability to be a strong leader and delegate tasks appropriately; Exceptional work ethic
    • Availability to work evening and weekend shifts when needed
    • Availability to work evening and weekend shifts when needed


    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:

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

    • 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
    • Health Benefits: Medical, Dental, Vision, Voluntary Life Insurance
    • Paid Time Off: Including Sick Hours, Vacation, and Holidays
    • Commuter Program: Substantially Subsidized Metro Pass

    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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