Rane Culinary Science Center
  • Auburn, AL, USA
  • 18.00
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

Position Description

Position Title: Roasting and Production Supervisor Department: Food & Beverage

Reports to: Director of Coffee Operations FLSA Designation: Non-exempt

Date Written/Revised: 5/15/2023 Approved by Supervisor: Alex Brown

In the Tony & Libba Rane Culinary Science Center, students are immersed in the process of making artisanal coffee beverages from bean to cup. Roasting is an integral part of the overall coffee program as it supports the entire operation. the hands-on learning activities for student training. Hotel guests and local patrons who visit the roastery will taste the quality of Auburn-roasted beans in every cup of handcrafted coffee. The Roasting and Production Supervisor will oversee the day-to-day operations of The Roastery and collaborate with all coffee outlets in AUHCC, HEY DAY, and AULUA to provide excellent roasted coffee products. In addition to the day-to-day of the roastery, the Roasting and Production Supervisor will also work closely with the Director of Coffee on green purchasing decisions and quality analysis through physical measurements and regular cupping.

  • Primary Duties
    • Green Coffee
      • Utilize Cropster to maintain an appropriate and accurate green coffee inventory.
      • Place green coffee orders with a three-week lead time.
      • Receive green coffee shipments and storing bags in logical, appropriate climate-controlled areas of the building.
      • Pulling green coffee from storage as needed for roast fulfillment.
    • Roasting
      • Fulfilling all roasting needs on a Diedrich IR-12.
      • Creating and maintaining a roast schedule based on needs of all coffee outlets.
      • Roasting within the profiles and parameters set utilizing Cropster for recording data and logging roasts.
      • Regular roaster maintenance and cleaning.
      • Oversee fulfillment of roasted coffee in all coffee outlets within Ithaka Operations including any web-based or off-site fulfillment.
      • Supervise, train, and develop roasting team members.
    • Quality Control
      • Production cupping and espresso quality control. Every roast is evaluated using Cropster's roast profiling system. At least one batch per SKU will be evaluated, and any roast that Cropster flags for failing to meet profile benchmarks. It is also recommended that you evaluate coffees randomly using different brew methods.
      • Perform consistent Quality Control audits of all coffee outlets to ensure product compliance.
  • Secondary Duties
    • Green Coffee
      • Maintain green sample inventory including physical samples as well as logging measurements and data utilizing Cropster.
    • Roasting
      • Roasting samples for purchase decisions
      • Manage roasting byproducts (chaff, burlap, GrainPro) to maximize reuse or recycling.
      • Responsible for instructing students during academic hours on the roasting/QC processes.
    • Quality Control
      • Cupping with the Director of Coffee and /or Thrive Partnership Director for purchasing decisions and QC.
      • Utilize Cropster to maintain a Quality Control Database of roasted/evaluated samples.
    • Other
      • Keep an accurate inventory of green coffee, bags, labels, and shipping supplies.
      • Meet regularly with the Director of Coffee, as well as attend any appropriate meetings.
      • Filling, labelling, and sealing retail bags.
      • Utilizing Shopify or other E-commerce platform Orders and Roast Scheduling Integration
  • Acting as a position representative of the company during industry functions

  • Working Conditions:

Inside with protection from weather but not necessarily changes in temperature.

Roasting produces considerable noise and hearing protection is recommended.

The workplace is fast-paced, with considerable movement throughout the shift.

Requires standing and walking 95% of the workday.

Requires lifting and carrying of objects weighing up to 75 pounds.

Requires moving objects of up to 150lbs.

Physical activities include walking, talking, standing, stooping, hearing, seeing, talking, bending, reaching, fingering, feeling, touching, writing, grasping, handling, stretching, balancing, pushing, pulling.

  • Education

Any combination of education, training or experience that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities. High School education required. Bachelor's Degree or Equivalent preferred.

  • Experience:

1 year of professional coffee experience

  • Grooming:

All employees must maintain a neat, clean and well-groomed appearance (specific standards available).

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