Roasting and Production Associate

Product · Berkeley, California
Department Product
Employment Type Full-Time

Berkeley, CA

About us

Headquartered in Berkeley, CA, Bellwether Coffee is a venture-backed, high-growth tech company working hard to positively transform the coffee industry: making it more accessible and sustainable for our planet and our communities. We’re a diverse team of coffee industry veterans, entrepreneurs, engineers, technicians, human-centered designers, and people-focused rule-breakers who have a passion for making the “impossible” a reality.

What we do

Our revolutionary zero-emissions, electric commercial coffee roaster uses clean technology and does not require gas lines or expensive ventilation. It’s the most consistent and controllable roaster available, the lowest carbon footprint commercial roaster ever made, and was designed by coffee people who want a better future for coffee roasting. Our roasting platform allows Bellwether customers to easily and responsibly source green coffee from incredible coffee farms around the world, expertly roast using artisan-crafted roast profiles (or create their own), and share fresh, delicious coffee just the way their customers like it.

About the role

This role will be responsible for the daily roasting production of coffee for the Emergency Coffee Program, Fresh Roasted Coffee Program as well as samples and other roasted production needs that may arise. Other responsibilities will include bagging, shipping, maintaining roast logs and equipment as needed. The Roasted Coffee Production Manager will supervise this person and the role will require interfacing and coordinating with other members of the Coffee Team as well as other cross-functional teams. 

Successful coordinators will be able to roast and fill orders in a timely and efficient manner to meet the demands of our production schedule. They will also be required to assist in process improvements implemented by the Roasted Coffee Production Manager. 

About you

A good candidate will have strong organizational skills as well as good interpersonal communication skills. Some roasting experience is ideal though not necessary. Ideally a candidate would have some production, shipping, manufacturing and/or warehouse fulfillment experience. Someone well suited to this role will also be able to pivot quickly as the needs of the program and organization change as well as being  process improvement oriented.  

This role is perfect for people who like teams, a fast-paced work environment, and creative problem solving. 

Bellwether seeks to create an inclusive and dynamic team environment where people of diverse backgrounds, experiences, abilities, and perspectives can thrive and have an impact. This job posting captures what we’re generally looking for in this role, but we more than likely missed attributes or skills you have that could make you a great fit, so if this opportunity speaks to you, we encourage you to apply!

Key Responsibilities

  • Roasting coffee on the Bellwether Roaster
  • Filling and shipping customer orders
  • Meticulous tracking of roasts and green coffee usage
  • Utilization of UPS Campus Ship to print labels, ship product, track orders and resolve any shipping issues
  • Continuous organization of green coffee and production areas
  • Ordering packaging supplies and green coffee as needed
  • Inventory management support through physical counts
  • Operate and maintain Bellwether roasting equipment
  • Be a steward of the roaster, alerting a cross-functional team to resolve any technical issues on roasters


  • Interpersonal and communication skills- written and verbal
  • Self-starter, who is able to operate with a high level of autonomy, organization, and follow through 
  • Highly adaptable and quick on your feet. Ability to multitask, adjust the plan, devise solutions, and thrive in a fast-paced workflow 
  • Eligibility to work in the United States
  • Proof of full vaccination for COVID-19 is required before commencing work onsite at Bellwether Headquarters

Desired training/experience

  • 2+ years of production experience prefered
  • Experience working in a warehouse environment a plus
  • Experience with shipping software like UPS etc also preferred 

Physical Requirements 

Physical requirements  included below are necessary to perform the essential functions of the job. Bellwether will make reasonable accommodations to enable people with diverse abilities to perform these essential functions.

  • Physical requirements: Ability to sit/stand/walk/squat or lay for various amounts of time during an 8 to 10 hour shift; frequent use of hands for grasping, turning and fine manipulation
  • Must be able to lift and/or move up to 30 lbs regularly, and up to 60 lbs occasionally

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, medical condition, veteran status, or any other class protected by local, state, or federal law.

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