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Roaster Operator

Company: Starbucks
Location: Gaston
Posted on: January 15, 2022

Job Description:

Now Brewing - roaster operator! #tobeapartner

From the beginning, Starbucks set out to be a different kind of company. One that not only celebrates coffee and its rich tradition, but that also brought a feeling of connection. We are known for developing and supporting partners who share this passion and are guided by their service to others.

The Starbucks experience starts in our Roasting Plants where we have a dedicated team of professional roasters and supporting process teams including planning, warehouse management, packaging, roasting, maintenance, engineering and logistics.

As a roaster operator, you will:

* Operate the ground or roasted coffee production process, controls, and equipment.
* Maintain coffee quality through adherence to Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) and Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) guidelines, product specifications and quality procedures. Monitor and document quality measures using analytical tools.
* Maintain scheduled production throughput to meet team goals for reliability and budget standards and completes any required supporting documentation.
* Evaluate training needs of roaster technicians and provides feedback to the supervisor. Coach and mentor roaster technicians to ensure their development and understanding of new technology.
* Communicate clearly to manufacturing partners and monitors machine performance issues to minimize downtime.
* Perform troubleshooting, preventive maintenance and sanitation procedures. Compile data and identify trends to support maintenance and engineering partners in continuous improvement efforts.
* Responsible for the management and/or implementation of food safety, legality and quality programs.
* Conduct internal recall investigations for product not meeting specifications.
* Ensure compliance with Starbucks roast profiles. Participate in weekly tastings (cuppings) with green coffee department to develop and maintain coffee expertise.
* Operate the green, roasted or ground coffee platform of the Advanced Coffee Roasting System (ACRS).
* Assess current and future schedule requirements against actual loading, roasting and packaging status, and modifies the roasting schedule as needed to support immediate and future packaging requirements. Maintain records.
* Support cost reduction goals by identifying and acting upon potential roadblocks and process improvements to reduce downtime, scrap, and product not meeting specifications. Re-blend coffee in accordance with established guidelines.
* Load green coffee as needed to support roasting and packaging operations.
* Maintain a safe, clean, and organized work environment.
* Follow all safety and security guidelines.
* Maintain regular and consistent attendance and punctuality.

We're proud to invest in you and offer these special incentives to eligible partners (employees):

* Comprehensive health coverage (Medical, Dental and Vision)
* Arizona State University College Achievement Plan: FULL tuition reimbursement towards bachelor's degree
* Highly competitive 401(k) program with company match at 5%
* Stock equity reward program (annual grants)
* Health savings, vacation savings & health and wellness programs
* Paid vacation (prorated vacation allowance on day one), sick leave and personal days

We'd love to hear from people with:

* Operation of manual and automated processing equipment using personal computer-based control systems - 3 years
* Gathering, recording and reporting on operational and quality metrics, through manual or automated systems - 2 years
* Operation of at least three of four ACRS platforms (roasting, grinding, green coffee delivery or roasted coffee delivery) - 2 years
* Regulated food manufacturing environment - 2 years
* Performing quality tests using analytical tools - 1 year
* Education (minimum education level, degree or certification necessary):
* High School

* Skills (minimum skills required):
* Basic math skills
* Ability to follow verbal direction roaster operator, plant Starbucks Confidential
* Ability to understand written policies and guidelines, specifications and safety standards
* Proficiency in Microsoft Windows and Internet environments
* Mechanical aptitude to troubleshoot minor machine failures and make minor adjustments
* Familiarity with American Institute of Baking (AIB), Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP), and Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) standards
* Ability to work in accordance with quality, safety, and sanitation standards, policies and guidelines

Starbucks and its brands are an equal opportunity employer of all qualified individuals.

We are committed to creating a diverse and welcoming workplace that includes partners with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We believe that enables us to better meet our mission and values while serving customers throughout our global communities. People of color, women, LGBTQIA , veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Qualified applicants with criminal histories will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with all federal state and local ordinances. Starbucks Corporation is committed to offering reasonable accommodations to job applicants with disabilities. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, please contact us at 206-318-0660 or via email at

Keywords: Starbucks, Columbia , Roaster Operator, Hospitality & Tourism , Gaston, South Carolina

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