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Production Roaster in Los Angeles, CA

roaster (3)Job Title: Production Roaster
Locations: Los Angeles, CA
Reports to: LA Lead Roaster

Stumptown Coffee Roasters believes that each employee makes a significant contribution to our success.  Creating a sustainable workplace is at the core of who we are.  We’ve worked hard to create a great place to work and are proud of the results.  We’re not perfect, but being open to ideas and continually improving things has always been a fundamental part of how we work.  We’re the kind of workplace where each of us works hard, has fun and contributes a lot.  We value each individual here and feel that everyone plays an important part in making Stumptown… Stumptown, which is our foundation for growing a successful business.

Summary

This position will support Wholesale and Retail roasting needs by working closely with Roasting, Green Coffee, Customer Service and Production staff on a daily basis. This is a full-time position, working five days per week. Required workdays will fall on the weekend with consecutive days off.

Essential Functions

This position will support Wholesale and Retail roasting needs by working closely with Roasting, Green Coffee, Customer Service and Production staff on a daily basis. This is a full-time position, working five days per week.  Required workdays will fall on the weekend with consecutive days off.

  • Fulfillment of daily coffee orders (scooping batches)
  • Perform routine roaster cleaning and maintenance
  • Assist with green coffee; inventory and floor counts, receiving, organizing and moving product; weighing and portioning for recipes
  • Serve as a link between Roasting, Customer Service and other departments
  • General organization of the roastery; cleaning, stocking and other duties
  • Develop a deep understanding of the techniques and approaches that define our roast philosophy; development of multiple varieties; roast profiles for every coffee and blend; time, temperature and carmelization for all coffees
  • Develop a deep understanding of all of our coffees; attend daily cuppings and espresso evaluations for quality control; engage in all green and roasted coffee education and new training curriculum; relative tasting of coffee over various brewing methods
  • The ability to lift 75 pounds
  • Other duties as assigned

Supervisory responsibilities

  • None

Qualifications

  • Demonstrated passion and enthusiasm for coffee
  • Minimum two (2) years of roasting experience on a drum roaster
  • Demonstrated understanding of Stumptown’s position as a roaster-oriented company
  • Extreme concentration and focus
  • Ability to listen, learn and act accordingly
  • Willingness to learn from mistakes to grow and enhance skills
  • Ability to manage and prioritize daily and weekly tasks
  • Demonstrated problem solving skills
  • Hospitality and customer service focus
  • Basic technical aptitude and/or willingness to learn equipment details
  • Familiarity with MS Office, Google Apps and other organizational computer tools

Physical Demands

  • Carry weight, lift – frequently moves materials weighing up to 75 pounds
  • Taste/Smell – ability to detect and perceive smell of coffee
  • Stooping. Bending body downward and forward by bending spine at the waist

Work Environment

  • Work is performed in the LA Roastery
  • The work environment can be noisy
  • Temperatures can be variable in the work area

Please email cover letter and resume to jobs@stumptowncoffee.com.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin or disability.