Coffee Roaster

  • Full Time
  • Massachusetts
  • Applications have closed

Website EqExCoop Equal Exchange

The successful applicant will become a part of our production team which seeks to be a highly effective and flexible team producing the finest coffees in the world.  The individual will be expected to learn and perform all of the tasks and activities associated with operating a coffee roasting facility.

Employment Status: Full time, worker-owner track employee
Hours: Variable
Starting Salary: $14.59/hour
Benefits: Health/dental/vision insurance coverage, vacations, holidays, sick days, eligibility for worker ownership
Department: Production
Reports to: Lead Coffee Roaster
Must love coffee
Experience in coffee highly desirable
An interest in the mission of Equal Exchange
Experience with or interest in working for a cooperative organization preferred
Must work well in a team environment
Machine maintenance experience highly desirable
Experience in food production environment a big plus
Mechanical/Electrical reasoning skills highly desirable
Basic math and conversion skills
Ability to solve problems
Attention to detail
Fanatic about producing a quality product
Ability to create and adapt systems
Computer literate
Ability to lift 75 lbs
Push/pull 1400 lbs using supplied equipment
Frequent bending, twisting required
Applicant must be able to stand for the entire shift
Duties and Responsibilities
Production (approx. 90%):


staging green coffee to meet daily production schedules
batch roasting coffee to spec set by QC Manager
work with QC to adjust roast profiles and blends as needed
coordinate with packaging team to pack out roasted product
performing QC protocols as required by QC manager
conformance to production and administrative procedures
continual learning and development for quality and process improvement

coordinate the palletizing of floor loaded green coffee
entering green coffee into inventory systems

packing cases on packaging line as necessary
palletizing cases as necessary
other tasks as necessary
periodic roaster cleaning
preventative maintenance of facilities equipment
other facilities management tasks as assigned by supervisor

Participate in Production Cuppings
perform other tasks as assigned by supervisor
Personnel & Worker Ownership/Fair Trade Development (approx. 10%):

Participate in staff, team, department, and educational (Exchange Time) meetings.
Understand our producer partners, trading policies, and the Fair Trade movement.
Understand and participate effectively in our worker cooperative model.
To Apply
Please provide your resume and answers to the following questions and email to:

How would this position impact Equal Exchange’s mission to help get small farmers what they want?
Give an example of a project that you had to complete from start to finish.
What qualities do you think EE values in the products we sell?
Equal Exchange supports equal employment opportunity for all classes of individuals, regardless of age, race, color, national origin, citizenship status, disability, religious creed, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, economic status, veteran status. Additionally, people who are oppressed or are denied power and privilege in society are strongly encouraged to apply.