Now Hiring for a Roasters Apprentice - Posted 08/18/20
A unique opportunity has arisen to join an established, growing coffee roasting company in Teton Valley, ID. The company is values based and is built on principles of fairness, sustainability, honesty, creativity, quality, and "giving it your all". We are looking for someone who loves the coffee industry, is energetic and a self starter, and is looking for a career in this booming industry.
It is going to more about your motivation, personal attitude and values, and positivity than your qualifications - if you can bring this to the job we will teach you the rest.
Work alongside roaster and gain experience in the list below and as you progress, you will take on more sole responsibility for some of these aspects. You will be gaining skills during this phase by working alongside the owner and coffee roaster.
- Supply chain
- Green coffee buying
- Certification and compliance
- Organic certification
- FDA requirements for facility
- Food hygiene
- Roasting process
- Customer Service
- Servicing wholesale, retail, and local farmers markets
- Servicing our online, subscription and co-opt business lines
- Banking and mail
- Working with our social media provider
- Supporting and researching new business initiatives
- Other reasonable duties that arise from time to time
Progression to roaster timeline
It is envisaged that you would be in an apprentice role for 12-18 months when you would graduate to become head roaster.
Unloading and storing incoming goods
Weighing out green coffee
Assisting with roasting
Blending roasted beans
Packaging and labeling roasted bags
Delivering finished product including restocking displays
Sampling with customers
Running farmers market venues
Dishwashing and general cleaning duties
Recording information as required
Based in the Teton Valley, ID area
Someone who is hungry and committed to starting a career in the coffee industry
Good communication skills and enjoys working with people
Can work under pressure
Can think and make decision
Prepared to the little jobs as well as the big jobs
Enjoys being physical-coffee roasting involves lots of lifting and moving!
Clean, full drivers license
Right and ability to work in the USA
This will be a salaried position with the potential for a bonus related to company growth. While this will be based on a 40hr week, there must be some flexibility when these hours are worked- all hands on deck when required, so that we can kick back when the opportunities arise.This includes jointly agreeing start and finish hours at times when the fresh pow has arrived etc and we can accommodate this in the business. Typically the work will be done Monday to Friday but during the farmers markets seasons (and for one off events) it could include other arrangements.
If this sounds like you please provide a video (max 5 min) or a cover letter telling us why you really want this position,your personal values and what you like doing in your spare time, and a summary of your education and work history to date relevant to this role.
Please email this along with a resume (no more than 3 pages) to email@example.com
Let us know when you are available to start - this position is available to the right person as soon as they can start.