Production Team Coffee Roaster (Posted 3/15/2023) APPLY NOW

Emeryville, CA
18.00 usd / hour
Full time

The coffee roaster is a key member of McLaughlin Coffee’s production operations and is responsible for not only roasting coffee but is critical in upholding our high-quality standards that have resulted in our loyal following. 

If you love coffee, working on a great team in a family atmosphere, getting things done efficiently, and take great pride in doing the job right, our family may be a great fit for you.  

Our hours are Monday-Friday from 7 am - 4 pm with a 1-hour lunch.


  • Operate the coffee roaster and ensure quality and consistency of roasts
  • Operate roasting machinery in accordance with all safety standards
  • Conduct routine cleaning and scheduled maintenance of roasting equipment and maintain a clean, sanitary space throughout the roastery
  • Maintain roaster, organic, and maintenance logs in accordance with overseeing agencies and our policies
  • Participate in coffee tastings and help develop new products and blends
  • Work as part of a fast-paced team to fulfill wholesale and e-commerce orders accurately and efficiently
  • Learn to successfully operate the weigh and fill machines, sealers, scales, and grinders with efficiency
  • Prep, organize, fill, and quality check coffee bags to meet needs of daily orders
  • Maintain clear knowledge on all products, packaging, and equipment
  • Fully understand and execute all safety, quality, and sanitation policies and procedures
  • Problem solve and demonstrate strong personal initiative


  • Work well with other members of your team
  • Be able to take direction and switch back and forth between multiple tasks
  • Communicate effectively with others, while working in team environment
  • Highly organized and detail oriented 
  • Be on the lookout to improve processes and make suggestions to improve efficiency
  • Be adaptable to the varying demands and responsibilities of the work week
  • Passion for coffee - desire to taste and learn about coffees from around the world
  • Lead by example in the areas of quality control and cleanliness
  • Take pride in your work and your work stations
  • Ability to give and receive constructive feedback 
  • Ability to lift 75 pounds and safely maneuver 150 lbs on a regular basis
  • Ability to read and follow written instructions accurately
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision and take initiative to complete tasks, using workday efficiently
  • Ability to stand up to 8+ hours
  • Ability to bend, crouch, kneel and reach over-head, to complete tasks

Pay & Benefits:

  • Starting - $18/hr
  • Full-time employees are eligible for health and dental insurance and vacation time
  • Retirement program with employer matching
  • Paid company holidays
  • Mentorship and a positive work environment
  • Free coffee to drink all day
  • Employee discounts on coffee, tea, and merchandise

If this sounds like an exciting opportunity that you would be a good fit for, please reply to this ad with both your resume and a short cover letter. We look forward to hearing from you!

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