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Roaster Support Team Member, Part-Time

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Whole Foods Thornton , CO 80229

Posted 3 months ago

If you shop at your neighborhood Whole Foods Market, chances are you've enjoyed our coffee.

Allegro Coffee Company is a specialty coffee company nestled in the suburb of Thornton, CO. Founded in 1977 with the idea of bringing a superior experience of coffee to the people, we undoubtedly developed into a recognized and respected leader in the coffee industry. Twenty years later, we became a wholly owned subsidiary of Whole Foods Market. Since then, Allegro Coffee hasn't been just coffee.

Today, our Thornton facility proudly roasts coffee, blends tea, and packages spices. Whether we're here at our headquarters or Origin sourcing beans, leaves, cacao, or spice...we are mission driven committed to offering quality products grown in sound social conditions and wholeheartedly supporting sustainable farming practices.

We are looking for people to join our team who feel the same and want to contribute to the continuing success of producing the finest coffee in the world!

Under general supervision, this individual is responsible for support of Roasters through the loading of green coffee per specifications given and green coffee packaging. This is an entry-level position on the Roasting team. As a Roaster Support Team Member on our Roasting Team you gain valuable insight into the coffee industry from green coffee traffic and logistics to origin differences and processing methods for unroasted coffee. For the right individual this position can progress to a Roaster Trainee and full time Roaster role where you'll have the opportunity to work on a wide range of roasters of varying capacity, using some of the most cutting edge roast profiling and tracking tools in the industry today!

This is a part-time position. Hours are flexible but must occur between 4am

  • 4pm, Mon thru Thurs and 4am

  • 10am on Fridays.


  • Weighing and packaging green coffee for Whole Foods Market stores.

  • Organization of incoming green coffee shipments for proper placement within warehouse.

  • Management of overall placement and organization of green coffee warehouse for efficient set up and access for Roasting.

  • Loads green coffee into pit scales to be transferred into roaster and green coffee scale.

  • Prepares various coffee blends according to established formulas.

  • Learns the scheduling of roasts to ensure smooth production flow and to meet inventory requirements.

  • Learns and performs roaster set-up for each roast using established procedures as guidelines and making adjustments as needed.

  • Learns and transfers roasted coffee to appropriate production stations (bagging and grinding) to ensure efficient work flows.

  • Learns and notifies subsequent production stations of roasted coffee status (variety, amounts, special instructions, etc.).

  • Follows Good Manufacturing Practices guidelines and OSHA Safety standards at all times.

  • Learns establishment of roasting quality standards.

  • Learns to conduct quality tests on all roasts using the Agtron roast analyzer.

  • Participates in regular coffee tastings to ensure quality standards.

  • Clean and perform regular maintenance on Roasters and other equipment in the Roasting and Green Coffee packaging area per maintenance schedules and as directed by Roastmaster or Roasters.

  • Performs all related job duties as required.

  • Have training and be compliant in the company's SQF, GMP, HACCP, FDA, OSHA policies and procedures as well as any local/state/federal requirements.


  • Reliability is paramount.

  • Individual must demonstrate flexibility to meet quickly changing production and roasting schedules.

  • Individual must be able to perform heaving lifting (lift up to 100 pounds) and handle multiple tasks simultaneously.

  • Must be able to operate mechanical equipment, use of forklifts, man lifts or other heavy machinery.

  • Experience with or strong desire to learn about coffee quality and tasting.

  • Good communication and organizational skills

  • Basic math skills (ability to do "on the fly math")

  • Able to take direction and work under pressure

  • Able to accurately follow directions and established formulas.

  • Able to perform physical requirements of position

  • Able to work well with a team

Working conditions:

  • Standing and walking for extended periods of time, up to 8-12 hours.

  • Bending, stooping and climbing.

  • Mental and physical dexterity.

  • Unassisted heavy lifting up to 100 pounds.

  • Work in hot temperature due to heat of Roaster.

  • Use of box cutters.

  • Mandatory use of required personal protective equipment.

  • Use of ladders.

  • Repetition or sequence of duties.

At Whole Foods Market we provide a fair and equal employment opportunity for all team members and candidates regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or disability. Whole Foods Market hires and promotes individuals solely on the basis of their qualifications for the position to be filled.

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