coffee roaster technician, 2nd shift

  • Starbucks
  • Kent, Washington
  • Jun 17, 2022
Full time

Job Description

Now Brewing - Roaster Technician! 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 technician, you will:Monitor machine performance to minimize downtime and provides guidance to manufacturing partners. Maintain scheduled production throughput to meet team goals for reliability and budget standards. Completes required documentation. Operate the green, ground or roasted coffee production process, controls, and equipment. Assess current and future schedule requirements against actual packing and roasting status to optimize packaging machine uptime. Modifies the roasting schedule as needed to support current and future packaging requirements. Blend coffee and remove coffee from equipment. Loads green coffee. 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. Responsible for the management and/or implementation of food safety, legality and quality programs. ΓΆΒΆ Participate in process improvement activities. Maintain a safe, clean, and organized work environment. Participates in roaster preventive maintenance and cleaning. 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 degreeHighly competitive 401(k) program with company match at 5%Stock equity reward program (annual grants)Health savings, vacation savings & health and wellness programsPaid vacation (prorated vacation allowance on day one), sick leave and personal daysJob QualificationsWe'd love to hear from people with:Operation of manual and automated processing equipment using computer-based control systems (2 years) Performing quality tests using analytical tools (1 year)Regulated food manufacturing environment (1 year)Using manual or automated systems to gather, record and report on operational and quality metrics (1 year)Familiarity with food safety regulatory requirements and global standards including Preventive Controls for Human Food (21 CFR 117) and the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI). Experience with BRC or SQF certification schemes. (preferred)Ability to understand written and verbal policies and guidelines, specifications and safety standardsBasic math skillsBasic skills in Microsoft Windows and Web-based environmentsMechanical/Technical Aptitude to troubleshoot minor equipment failures and make minor adjustmentsFamiliarity with American Institute of Baking (AIB), Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP), and Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) standardsAbility 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 or via email at