Profession coffee roaster

Coffee roasters control gas fired roasters to dry coffee beans. They dump coffee beans into roasting ovens and once roasted, they compare colour of roasting beans against specifications. They perform cooling of the beans by operating mechanical blowers.

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Personality Type

  • Realistic / Conventional

Knowledge

  • Temperature scales

    Celsius and Fahrenheit temperature scales.

Skills

  • Monitor temperature in manufacturing process of food and beverages

    Monitor and control required temperatures in the different phases of production until the product reaches suitable properties according to specifications.

  • Apply different roasting methods

    Employ different methods to roast cocoa beans, such as oven roasting, air roasting, drum roasting, coffee roaster, and hot air gun. Use the different methods according to the production requirements, type of cocoa beans, and desired chocolate product.

  • Collect samples for analysis

    Collect samples of materials or products for laboratory analysis.

  • Operate a heat treatment process

    Apply heat treatment aimed at preparing and preserving half-finished or finished food products.

  • Apply requirements concerning manufacturing of food and beverages

    Apply and follow national, international, and internal requirements quoted in standards, regulations and other specifications related with manufacturing of food and beverages.

  • Apply HACCP

    Apply regulations regarding manufacture of food and food safety compliance. Employ food safety procedures based on Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP).

  • Operate weighing machine

    Work with a weighing machine to measure raw, half-finished and finished products.

  • Monitor roasting

    Monitor the roasting of coffee beans and grains for proper degree of roasting to produce the desired flavours and colours.

  • Lift heavy weights

    Lift heavy weights and apply ergonomic lifting techniques to avoid damaging the body.

  • Stand high temperatures

    Stand high temperatures while keeping concentration and efficiency under demanding circumstances.

  • Ensure health, safety and security measures

    Take responsibility for health, safety and security measures in the workplace including posture the body well, safely operate tools and machinery, and wear the right clothes and protection for the climate. Apply health and safety standards. Adhere strictly to the site safety rules and systems and equipment operational procedures.

  • Manage flammable substances

    Managing flammable substances to roasting operations and ensuring that safety measures are in place.

  • Check processing parameters

    Check processing parameters to keep under control the technological processes.

  • Tolerate strong smells

    Tolerate strong smells expelled by the goods being processed during the production of goods.

  • Maintain industrial ovens

    Maintaining industrial ovens in order to ensure effective and correct operation.

  • Apply GMP

    Apply regulations regarding manufacture of food and food safety compliance. Employ food safety procedures based on Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP).

  • Manage kiln ventilation

    Managing a product specific and energy efficient kiln ventilation.

  • Operate industrial ovens

    Observe temperature and heat oven to the specified temperature. Operate roasting pans and facilitate the roasting process with instruments that prevent grain from sticking to the pans.

Optional knowledge and skills

perform chemical experiments work independently in service of a food production process food dehydration processes mark differences in colours exert quality control to processing food chemical aspects of sugar liaise with colleagues liaise with managers label samples follow hygienic procedures during food processing perform cleaning duties act reliably ensure compliance with environmental legislation in food production

Common job titles

  • Assistant brewer
  • Barista
  • Barista & sandwich prep - be coffee
  • Coffee packaging assistant
  • Coffee production assistant
  • Part time cashier/customer service
  • Barista/cashier
  • Help wanted
  • Barista-part time