Green Bean Operator



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About The Group


From a small store in Turin to a large, internationally recognized group: we are present in 90 countries around the world, with over 4,000 employees and 30 companies, managed directly and indirectly by the Luigi Lavazza Spa parent company, which distribute and market our products and coffee machines.

In addition to Lavazza, the following brands are also part of our Group: Carte Noire, Merrild, Kicking Horse, Eraclea and Whittington tea.


Joining Lavazza means doing business with passion, knowing that the impact of our work goes beyond the quality of the production chain. We are a big family and we are constantly looking for new talents who share our values and can enrich our team.



Job Purpose/Overview

At Lavazza, the Green Bean Operator facilitates the inbound receipt, transfer and storage of green coffee beans into storage silos. This role works closely with the Planning Team, the Roaster Operator, the Quality Team and the Logistics Team to carry out these duties. This individual is responsible for the safe operation of the green bean area handling equipment as well as the transactional aspects of material movement within the Probat system and SAP.


Location: West Chester, PA



Key Responsibilities

•    Apply GMPs and standard operation procedures to all manufacturing processes
•    Perform product quality testing on incoming shipments before loading into silos
•    Ensure all operator FIFO and traceability duties are accurately and properly carried out
•    Load all green bean lots into the Probat system as well as SAP
•    Ensure the accuracy of the amount of green beans ordered and received
•    Perform daily cleaning and dusting
•    Ensure continuous adequate supply of green beans for roasting operations
•    Perform checks on traps and pest line to prevent increase surges
•    Ensure moisture levels of green beans stay low and inform Quality of issues
•    When necessary, cover the roaster for breaks, vacations, time off etc…
•    Support the implementation of area improvements and communicate information within area of control to ensure best practices and adherence to new processes
•    Be able to lift 70Kgs. (154 lbs.)
•    Some knowledge on MS Excel and Word
•    Performs other related duties and assignments as required


Job Specifications/Qualifications

•    2-year technical degree or equivalent experience preferred
•    1-3 years’ experience in a production environment
•    Must be flexible to all shifts
•    Ability to lift 154lbs and walk/stand/lift for long periods
•    Proven punctuality and attendance record
•    Successful completion of a pre-employment drug and background screen
•    Ability to communicate both verbally and in writing, using Reliance and appropriate Microsoft Office tools, i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, as well as other required software

•    FSSC 22000 understanding and compliance
•    International Standards Organization 14001 and 45001 requirements
•    Understanding of the plant equipment (processing and packaging) and its operation
•    Strong interpersonal skills and teamwork
•    Knowledge of Hazard Analysis of Critical Control Points and Good Manufacturing Practices
•    High learning agility
•    Demonstrated excellent attitude
•    Ability to continuously learn and apply new methods and techniques
•    Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
•    Ability to exercise sound judgment and decision-making concerning quality and safety



  • Competitive Medical, Vision, Dental Benefits 
  • 401K Package 
  • Employee Assistance Program 
  • Onsite Cafeteria and Gym (West Chester location)
  • Ability to be barista certified
  • Monthly Lunches provided by Lavazza
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Performance Development Plans 
  • Employee Discounts 
  • Free coffee, anytime!



Lavazza is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Lavazza prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type and affords equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.








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