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Head Coffee Roaster

Company: Ferris Coffee & Nut Co.
Location: Grand Rapids
Posted on: October 24, 2019

Job Description:

Job OverviewThe Coffee team at Ferris sources, roasts, and packages Specialty Coffee that is highly traceable while sharing that exceptional quality with as many people as possible. Ferris has over a century of coffee roasting experience, and consistently adapts to better serve a changing customer amidst and ever-changing global landscape.--The Head Coffee Roaster is an essential part of the Coffee team and performs a variety of duties relating to the roasting, packaging, and quality assurance of Ferris' coffee products. This individual directly influences the integrity of coffee from green to roasted, and ensures that all roasts are profiled to optimize taste, quality, and freshness. The ideal candidate has prior experience roasting Specialty Coffees for a variety of customers and has developed sensory perception and analytical skills.--Ferris seeks a dynamic individual who wants to lead and is willing to serve. This position has the opportunity to influence the organization's culture and operations, as well as the responsibility to work with individuals of diverse backgrounds and perspectives to achieve common goals and shared success. The ideal candidate will develop relationships with team members through exceptional care, positive communication, and a genuine interest in our team, the products we produce, and the customers we serve.Key Duties and ResponsibilitiesWorks with Director of Coffee to profile and perform QA on all roasts.Roasts all coffee as needed to stock and to customer orders.Performs preventative maintenance on all equipment used in the roasting process.--Educates staff or general public on occasion about various areas of expertise.--Assists with packing or other duties on occasion.Ensures all paperwork (MOs, Production Logs---) is filled out correctly and turned in in a timely manner.Knowledgeable about operating all coffee roasters in the coffee production area.--Maintains consistent quality for roast profiles and freshness standards as determined by Director of Coffee.Maintains a clean and safe work area according to food safety and OSHA standards.Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.Key QualificationsHigh school diploma or GED5 years experience in the Specialty Coffee industry.2+ years coffee roasting experience preferred.Extensive coffee QA/QC experience, including working knowledge of SCA cupping standards.A demonstrated passion for continued education in the coffee industryExcellent time management skillsAbility to work on a team and self-direct as needed.Hi-Lo certification preferredWorking competency of Microsoft Office or similar computer programs.A cultural competency (mindset) that values diversity, equity, and inclusion.--Compensation & BenefitsFull-time (exempt); $45,000 - $55,000Ferris believes the health and well-being of our employees and their loved ones is critical to their success in the workplace. As a result, Ferris offers a generous benefits program which currently includes:Health and medical plan with company contribution to the premiumCompany-funded short-term counseling for employees and their households.Dental and vision plan401k with 50% company match up to the first 15% of income$2,000 company-funded HSA paid quarterly for qualifying employeesLong-term and short-term disabilityPaid Time OffDiscretionary bonus programDiscounted gym membership to all Greater Grand Rapids Area YMCA'sand a great company culture that values a healthy integration of personal and professional life.EEO StatementFerris Coffee & Nut Co. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We believe in providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment, and we are committed to equal employment opportunities for all. At Ferris Coffee & Nut Co., our objective is always to provide quality products, services and experiences. We fully recognize that building a diverse team continuously drives that objective forward. Employment decisions are made based on business need, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion, marital status, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law.Physical Demands & Work EnvironmentWhile performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk, listen or hear. The employee is required to taste and smell to analyze and evaluate. The position requires close visual acuity needed to view and operate a computer terminal. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms. The job involves sitting, walking and lifting less than 50 pounds for long periods of time throughout the day and up to 100 pounds on occasion. The majority of work takes place in a manufacturing environment, with sounds and aromas that are beyond typical.

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