Production Roaster

Merit Coffee, LLC San Antonio, TX
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Merit Coffee is hiring a full-time production roaster to join our team! We are looking for a hard-working individual who is passionate about coffee and dedicated to providing expertly-roasted batches. The Production Roaster would report to the Director of Roasting Operations and be responsible for roasting coffee to Merit’s high-quality standards.

As we continue to expand, we are always looking for great team-players to welcome aboard!

Key responsibilities:

  • Comply with all company policies, procedures, and practices
  • Set and develop profiles for new coffees and revise profiles to adapt to each coffee's performance over time to maintain quality targets
  • Receive and store green coffee deliveries
  • Load and roast coffees to order each day, ensuring that every batch meets company profile targets and quality standards
  • Accurately log data for each roast within Cropster and ColorTrak systems.
  • Conduct sample roasting to evaluate potential new offerings
  • Cupping for quality control
  • Prepare production schedule and ensure that roasting schedule runs efficiently, accurately, and on-time
  • Manage green coffee inventory
  • Assist with production, coffee packaging, and shipping as needed
  • Actively continue to learn and develop expertise through ongoing training
  • Maintain facility and equipment upkeep by troubleshooting, cleaning, and performing preventative maintenance
  • Move and process inventory using a pallet jack, coffee blender, heat sealer, etc.
  • Fully participate in maintaining clean & organized work spaces, including lab and restroom

Qualifications:

  • Strong leadership skills
  • Passion for all things coffee
  • High-level understanding of the development of new roast profiles
  • Q Grader Certification is preferred
  • Experience with Cropster roasting preferred
  • Ability to budget time and organize workload
  • Flexible to evolving demands and adaptive to change
  • Good communication and organizational skills
  • High level of analytical and problem-solving abilities
  • Must be comfortable frequently lifting, pushing, and/or pulling heavy objects up to 50lbs as well as lifting/assisting to lift green coffee bags of up to 150lbs

Benefits:

  • Employee discounts for retail, whole beans, and beverages at our cafes
  • Health, dental, vision, and life insurance
  • 401(k) with employer match (eligible after 1 year)
  • Inclusive environment that values diversity and individuality

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