Production Roaster, Allegro Coffee, Thornton

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Postby balagan » Mon Mar 28, 2016 11:04 am

ALLEGRO COFFEE COMPANY® was founded in Boulder, Colorado in 1977, with the simple goal to roast the best coffees in the world. In decades since, we have merged with Whole Foods Market®, expanded our product to include a range of offerings sourced from around the globe – all with an emphasis on organic, traceable and sustainable ingredients. Through all this growth and change, our initial goal has remained the same: from coffee beans to tea leaves – we passionately and continually source the best ingredients the world has to offer and we’re looking for a coffee roaster to help us prove it.


Under general supervision, performs all roaster operator functions to include scheduling loading hoppers according to established formulas, monitor roasters and making adjustments, conduct quality tests and tastings, enter daily production roasts, trains and oversees the work of other roaster operators.


· Oversees roaster operation, scheduling, and directs roaster operators in daily work assignments.

· Communicates and informs manager of daily activities and issues.

· Acts as back up in scheduling all roasts in Plant Operations Managers absence to ensure smooth production flow and to meet inventory requirements.

· Interfaces and coordinates roast scheduling with production staff.

· Set up the roaster using established procedures as guidelines and making adjustments as needed.

· Load green coffee into hoppers to be transferred into roaster.

· Monitor each roast, making adjustments to the roaster settings as needed to ensure quality.

· Prepare various coffee blends according to established formulas.

· Transfer of roasted coffee to appropriate production stations (bagging and grinding) to ensure efficient work flows.

· Notify subsequent production stations of roasted coffee status (variety, amounts, special instructions, etc.).

· Participate in establishing roasting quality standards.

· Conducts quality tests on all roasts using the Agtron roast analyzer.

· Participate in regular coffee tastings to ensure quality standards.

· Assist in the training of new team members as required.

· Able to perform all data entry functions. Also able to make any changes or adjustments in the system as needed.

· Clean and perform regular maintenance on Roasters and other equipment in the Roasting area per maintenance schedules and as directed by Plant Operations Manager.

· Sets up and maintains roaster documents and procedures.

· Perform all related job duties as required.


Individual must have previous experience in production environment with flexibility to meet changing production schedules and job assignments without close supervision.

· Must be able to read and understand operator manuals.

· Ability to learn basic knowledge of all coffee roasting profiles, and quality standards for Allegro Coffee through close partnership with Sourcing team.

· Effective verbal and written communication skills.

· Experience in leading or motivating work groups or teams.

· Excellent mechanical skills to troubleshoot and support roasters for full operation to minimize downtime.

· Excellent math skills and experience on the computer.

· Ability to perform physical requirements of position such as standing and walking, bending and stooping daily in addition to the ability to lift up to 100 pounds throughout work day.

· Must demonstrate flexibility to meet quickly changing production schedules and job assignments that may involve extended or overtime hours.

· Ability to work well with others in a team oriented environment.

· Individual must have a strong interest in coffee tasting.

The above is intended to describe the general content of the requirements for the performance of this job. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements. Job duties may change as business needs dictate.

• Within a short driving distance of both Boulder & Denver
• We love our jobs! Work with a small, committed team of around 100 team members; many have been in their positions for 10+ years.
• Grow with us, as we continue expanding from coffee and fine teas into spices, bottled water, an urban brick & mortar coffeehouse, and more!
• We offer a friendly atmosphere and excellent benefits including a full complement of medical, dental, group health plan coverage, a 401k plan and a 20% store discount. That's just a few of the reasons as part of Whole Foods Market® we’ve been one of FORTUNE® magazine's "100 Best Companies to Work For" every year since the list began in 1998.
• We’re an Equal Opportunity Employment Employer and love diversity!


Any questions about this position can be sent to
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Joined: Wed Jul 28, 2010 12:56 pm
First Name: Bob
Last Name: Goldman
City: Denver
State: CO
Zip Code: 80241
Company: Allegro Coffee
Occupation: roaster
Roasting Since (Year): 2002

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