Topeca Hiring Head of Roasting

OVERVIEW

Topeca Coffee Roasters in Tulsa, Oklahoma is seeking to add a Head of Roasting position to its team. Topeca started as a fully vertically integrated “Seed-to-Cup” coffee company, with family owned farms, mill, and roastery in El Salvador. Topeca established a roasting facility and their first retail shop in Tulsa, OK in 2005. Topeca is a specialty coffee company committed to creating supply chain sustainability through the pillars of: Education, Professionalism, Quality, and Service. As Topeca continues to grow, it is needing an experienced roaster who can help bridge the gap between production and quality control. Topeca also seeks a candidate who has the experience and desire for roaster industry education.

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Manage Roasting Production Team (Production Roaster(s), Packager(s) and Delivery)
  • Creation of Daily/Weekly Roast Production Schedules
  • Assisting in Production Roasting
  • Assisting in Sample Roasting
  • Assisting Director of Coffee in the following areas:
    • Creation/Management of Production Roast Profiles
    • Finished Product Sensory Analysis
  • Assisting in roaster training at Topeca’s SCA Premier Campus, Topeca Instruments Division

PERSONAL QUALITIES

  • SELF DIRECTED
  • PASSIONATE
  • TEAM PLAYER
  • TEAM LEADER
  • EDUCATOR
  • WILLING TO FAIL
  • QUICK LEANER
  • GOOD LISTENER
  • GOOD HUMOR

STRONGLY CONSIDERED ACHIEVEMENTS/EXPERIENCE

  • SCAA Certified Roaster, or SCAE Equivalent
  • IDP or AST certified instructor/trainer
  • 3+ years’ experience in production roasting
  • Management experience
  • Coffee educator/trainer experience

COMPENSATION

  • $40K annual starting salary
  • Full Personal Health coverage (Health, Dental, Vision)
    • Option for family health plan at additional cost
  • 10 days annual PTO

JOB PERKS

  • Creative Working Environment
  • Great Cost of Living
    • Tulsa is a burgeoning little city that is rooted in its history and investing in its future. You can choose to live an urban, inter-urban, or suburban lifestyle to fit whatever makes you feel at home. Tulsa’s culture is fairly progressive and full of youth, who is shaping the Tulsa of tomorrow. The city and surrounding areas has plenty to offer in way of: art, music, culinary experience, public gathering spaces, outdoor recreation, and community building opportunities.
  • Opportunity for continued education/certification
  • Opportunities to travel to origin

 

Please send your resume or any follow up questions to ianpicco@topecacoffee.com

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