Whole Foods Market Tea Blender in Thornton, Colorado

Job DescriptionIf you shop at your neighborhood Whole Foods Market, chances are you’ve enjoyed our coffee.Allegro Coffee Company is a specialty coffee company nestled in the suburb of Thornton, CO. Founded in 1977 with the idea of bringing a superior experience of coffee to the people, we undoubtedly developed into a recognized and respected leader in the coffee industry. Twenty years later, we became a wholly owned subsidiary of Whole Foods Market. Since then, Allegro Coffee hasn’t been just coffee...Today, our Thornton facility proudly roasts coffee, blends tea, and packages spices. Whether we’re here at our headquarters or Origin sourcing beans, leaves, cacao, or spice...we are mission driven — committed to offering quality products grown in sound social conditions and wholeheartedly supporting sustainable farming practices.We are looking for people to join our team who feel the same and want to contribute to the continuing success of producing the finest coffee in the world!

Responsibilities

  • Operates Tea Packaging machines for the weighing, blending and packaging of Allegro and private label teas.

  • Assists with Organization of incoming tea shipments for proper placement within tea production area.

  • Assists with Managing overall placement and organization of tea warehouse for efficient set up and access.

  • Prepares various tea blends according to established formulas.

  • Loads tea into bins to be weighed blended and packaged.

  • Performs tea blending and packaging set-up using established procedures as guidelines and making adjustments as needed.

  • Records final production numbers and ensures verification of final counts and management of inventory.

  • Follows established tea quality standards.

  • Follows Good Manufacturing Practices guidelines and OSHA Safety standards at all times.

  • Clean and perform regular maintenance equipment in the tea packaging area per maintenance schedules and as directed by the Assistant Team Leader Tea Production.

  • Performs all related job duties as required.

  • Have training and be compliant in the company’s SQF, GMP, HACCP, FDA, OSHA policies and procedures as well as any local/state/federal requirements.

Qualifications

  • Previous experience as a packaging operator, mechanical abilities, flexibility to meet changing production schedules and job assignments without close supervision.

  • Reliability is paramount. Individual must demonstrate flexibility to meet quickly changing production schedules which may require availability outside of regular work schedule.

  • Individual must be able to perform heaving lifting (lift up to 100 pounds) and handle multiple tasks simultaneously.

  • Must be able to operate mechanical equipment, use of forklifts, man lifts or other heavy machinery.

  • Good communication and organizational skills

  • Basic math skills (ability to do “on the fly math”)

  • Able to take direction and work under pressure

  • Able to accurately follow directions and established formulas.

  • Able to perform physical requirements of position

  • Able to work well with a team

Working conditions:

  • Standing and walking for extended periods of time, up to 8-12 hours.

  • Bending, stooping and climbing.

  • Mental and physical dexterity.

  • Unassisted heavy lifting up to 100 pounds.

  • Use of box cutters.

  • Mandatory use of required personal protective equipment.

  • Use of ladders.

  • Repetition or sequence of duties.

  • Flexibility in schedule highly desirable – hours may include some night shifts as business needs require.

At Whole Foods Market we provide a fair and equal employment opportunity for all team members and candidates regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or disability. Whole Foods Market hires and promotes individuals solely on the basis of their qualifications for the position to be filled.

Who are we? Well, we seek out the finest natural and organic foods available, maintain the strictest quality standards in the industry, and have an unshakeable commitment to sustainable agriculture. Add to that the excitement and fun we bring to shopping for groceries, and you start to get a sense of what we’re all about. Oh yeah, we’re a mission-driven company too.

Whole Foods Market attracts people who are passionate - about great food, about the communities they live in, about how we treat our planet and our fellow humans - and who want to bring their passion into the workplace and make a difference.

Learn more about careers at Whole Foods Market here!