Head Roaster

Commonwealth Joe Coffee Roasters

Job Description

We’re hiring a Full-Time, experienced Head Roaster to our dedicated Production Team. We’re looking for someone who is experienced in roasting multiple coffee profiles, a leader in consistency & quality control, and excited to impact a growing industry. This is a full-time position with competitive benefits and potential for growth.

Job Tasks

  • Responsible for the day-to-day roasting operations on a industrial coffee roaster.
  • Ensures all final product meets quality standards. Recommends changes to roasting profiles to improve quality.
  • Leads roasting profile development. Recommends and drives changes to roasting profiles to improve quality. Heavy interaction with Head Brewer to continuously improve brewing recipes.
  • Maintains meticulous roasting logs. Validates logs for accuracy. Records quality checks.
  • Develops new operating procedures to consistently produce high-quality roasted coffee.
  • Recommends equipment to purchase to improve roasting and whole bean coffee processing.
  • Trains Roaster Apprentices in roasting best practices, safety & cleanliness standards, machine maintenance, and logging.
  • Responsible for accurately weighing, labeling, bagging, and grinding whole bean coffee.
  • Maintains excellent cleanliness and general housekeeping practices.
  • Properly uses PPE and safety protocols for cleaning, brewing, packaging and quality testing.
  • Conducts coffee cuppings and promotes a strong coffee culture throughout the Company.
  • Assists with green coffee inventory tracking, sampling and purchasing. Recommends selections of green coffees.
  • Responsible for roaster maintenance schedule and repairs.

About You

  • Passionate about coffee and open to 10-hour shifts with a flexible schedule of early mornings or late evenings as determined by production schedule.
  • Meticulous attention to detail.
  • Possess at least 1 year of professional coffee roasting experience.
  • Excellent communication skills through verbal, written, digital, and other means.
  • Sensory analysis skills required.
  • Q-Grader highly preferred.
  • Experience with food safety, quality control, and other protocols.
  • ServSafe, PCQI, and other FSMA certifications are a plus.
  • Data-driven, experimentation mindset, and a thirst for knowledge to develop the best coffee profiles possible.
  • Must be able to lift 55 pounds, twist/turn, reach over shoulders, bend/stoop and stand/walk on a concrete surface on a continual basis.

Please APPLY HERE. Applications will only be accepted through our website.

Commonwealth Joe is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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