Roaster Level I in Windsor, VA at Keurig Dr Pepper

Date Posted: 9/17/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Roaster I

As a Roaster level 1 you will operate coffee roasting equipment. You will work as part of a team to strive for optimum performance from the roasters and other coffee processing equipment. You will verify, load, and transfer green bean inventory to bin system. You will perform real time quality checks for each batch in process to ensure that each roast meets our quality standards. You will be charged with learning all aspects of coffee production from tree to cup.

Shift and Schedule:
This position is located in our Windsor,VA facility. This is a full time position working 12hr shifts (6:00am - 6:15pm) on a 2-2-3 schedule.Flexibility to work overtime, weekends, and holidays is required as scheduled.  Compensation: Starting pay for this role is $19.24 (inclusive of shift premium). All new hires are elibigle to be promoted to a Production Tech II after the completion of our training program. That promotion also includes a sizable pay increase. Benefits: KDP offers a very competitive benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, 401k, & so much more! Benefits are available to new hires DAY 1!

What you'll do:

  • Perform daily startup routine. 
  • Roast green beans to schedule as well as desired Agtron specifications and roasting time.
  • Perform quality checks of each batch to ensure that they meet quality standards. 
  • Ensure correct green bean is loaded into the allocated bin and inventory all of the bins.
  • Verify roasters are working and troubleshoot when problems arise.
  • Conduct all transactions necessary using PeopleSoft as well as other computer software.
  • Monitor equipment for proper performance.
  • Coordinate with other shifts and provide assistance in other areas as needed.
  • Maintain clean and safe work environment.
  • Must be able to operate a fork lift safely.
  • Must be a productive member of the tasting team.
  • Responsible for ensuring the production of a safe, wholesome and quality product and requires trained designees when applicable.
  • Performs other duties as requested by management



  • Must attain the ability to multi task.
  • Strong computer skills and understanding of networking a must.
  • Must have basic knowledge of mechanics (machine operator experience preferred)
  • Strong mathematical skills.
  • Great communication skills.
  • Ability to uphold Safety standards, participate in Continuous Process Improvement on the job, and follow our Manufacturing best practices.
  • Ability to get along with others, be punctual, and follow instructions.
  • Ability to follow policies and procedures as well as our Operating principles.
  • Must be able to stand for long periods of time
  • Must be able to work in and around temperatures ranging from 30 to 110 degrees F

Desirable Skills: 

  • Knowledge of thermodynamics would be beneficial.

Company Overview & EEO Statement

Keurig Dr Pepper (KDP) is a leading coffee and beverage company in North America with dual headquarters in Burlington, MA and Plano, TX, with annual revenue in excess of $11 billion. KDP holds leadership positions in soft drinks, specialty coffee and tea, water, juice and juice drinks and mixers, and markets the #1 single serve coffee brewing system in the U.S. The Company maintains an unrivaled distribution system that enables its portfolio of more than 125 owned, licensed and partner brands to be available nearly everywhere people shop and consume beverages. With a wide range of hot and cold beverages that meet virtually any consumer need, KDP key brands include Keurig®, Dr Pepper®, Green Mountain Coffee Roasters®, Canada Dry®, Snapple®, Bai®, Mott’s® and The Original Donut Shop®. The Company employs more than 25,000 employees and operates more than 120 offices, manufacturing plants, warehouses and distribution centers across North America.

Benefits built for you: Our people are the heart of our business, which is why we offer robust benefits to support your health and wellness as well as your personal and financial well-being. We also provide employee programs designed to enhance your professional growth and development while ensuring you feel valued, inspired and appreciated at work.

Keurig Dr Pepper Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and affirmatively seeks diversity in its workforce. Keurig Dr Pepper Inc. recruits qualified applicants and advances in employment its employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, genetic information, ethnic or national origin, marital status, veteran status, or any other status protected by law. EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled

Candidates must be able to pass a background check and drug test, as applicable for the role.


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