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Lead Roasting Specialist

Onsite Lead Roaster for small batch seed roasting with careful attention to the process of delivering the best quality and freshest tasting product.

We are hiring a competent & confident Lead Roasting Specialist to join our growing team at Gerbs Allergy Friendly Foods, Johnston RI 02919 - Office (401) 231-5181.

We are looking for a skilled Roaster to Operate the Excalibur gas oven & four double-stacked electric Blodgett ovens. You’ll ensure the interminable and efficient running of production. A skilled lead roaster is reliable and able to work with attention to detail and safety standards. On-the-job training is a good way to discover how to do the job better, so you should have the willingness to learn and improve. Quality and quantity is the objective at Gerbs; we aim to have a perfectly dry roasted product from batch to batch, each and every time. Being a team player is essential since all tasks will require close collaboration with co-workers. The goal will be to ensure that production procedures will be carried on smoothly to maximize efficiency and profits.

Roasted Product Lines include:

Whole Pumpkin Seeds

Pumpkin Seed Kernels

Whole Sunflower Seeds

Sunflower Seed Kernels

Hemp Seeds

Toasted Granola


Set up roasting machines per raw product (calibration, temperature, timing) to start a production cycle

Control and adjust roasting machine settings as trained (e.g. speed)

Assemble raw ingredients on a daily basis from the storage facility to eliminate wasted time, ability to use pallet jack and fork truck

Inspect raw goods with precision for quality control and measuring tools, as trained

Test operation of roasting machines temperatures periodically

Fix issues that might occur during the shift

Check output to spot any machine-related mistakes or flaws

Keep records of general production units approved and defective units or final products

Maintain activity logs, ensure case packs are on weight and properly configured on shipping pallets


Proven experience as a machine operator and/or ovens/roasting equipment

Working knowledge of diverse high-speed machinery and measurement tools (caliper, micrometer etc.)

Understanding of production procedures

Adherence to health and safety regulations (e.g. constant use of protective gear)

Ability to read blueprints, schematics, and manuals

Analytical skills

Attention to detail

Teamwork and communication skills

Physical stamina and strength, boxes/bags weighing between 40-60 Pounds.

High school diploma or equivalent; technical degree is a plus

Additional Info

Job Type : Full-Time

Education Level : High School

Experience Level : Not Applicable

Job Function : General

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