Roastery Facility Associate

Roastery Facility Associate
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 Operations Floater provides coverage and support in the Distribution, Production, Brewery, and
Customer Service departments as assigned. This individual would work in a variety of areas as need arises.
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.
What You’ll Do:
Flexible F/T Schedule [Monday to Friday, 8 hours a day (The Manager will specify start time and end time) There may be overtime requested depending on work load.
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.

*Wrap, package, and ship orders
*Drive vehicles to designated destinations for customer product deliveries, including DSD
*Load and unload products from delivery vehicles

*Weigh, bag, grind, label, pack, and create custom coffee and tea blends per customer request
*Maintain the cleanliness of each workstation
*Fill coffee/tea racks, ensuring freshness of coffee/tea. Return unused coffee to roasting, as directed

*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.

What It Takes To Rock This Role:

*High School Diploma, G.E.D. or 1- 2 years equivalent applicable work experience
*Thoroughness, high productivity standards, and attention to detail
*Superior SAFE driving skills and able to follow all driving & safety laws
*Must have a valid driver's license and clean driving history; and be familiar with LA County
*Have a positive attitude with good customer service skills
*Flexibility in your work schedule
*Ability to communicate and interact well with other employees and our customers

Competency - Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
*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: Makes decisions in a timely manner and manages multiple priorities effectively.
*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
*Planning: Can breakdown work into process steps; anticipates and adjusts for problems and
*Problem Solving: Observant, aware. Resourceful, creative problem-solver.
*Conflict Management: Effectively handles issues and/or complaints without escalating the situation.
*Approachability: Spends the extra effort to put others at-ease. Builds constructive relationships.
*Presentation Skill: Effective in a variety of formal presentation settings. Commands attention and can
manage group processes during the presentation.

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

Additional Duties:

*This job description in no way represents, states or implies that these are the only duties performed. You
will be expected to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform other job-related duties as
requested by your supervisor.

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
  • 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!