By Xavi Guerrero


We are looking for a Lead Roaster to start immediately! As you may already know, Big House Beans is a growing specialty coffee roaster that is spreading in and outside the Bay Area. Based in Antioch, CA our warehouse roasts and packages single origin coffees and signature blends and distributes them to coffee shops, offices and restaurants. We are looking for a self-driven, responsible individual to balance the production team as we expand. She/He will be able to take hands on the development of our main product. You will have a great deal of freedom to roast and create, deepen your knowledge of quality analysis and inventory management, assist with projects to help facilitate production logistics, and improve upon Big House Beans techniques and vision.


As Lead Roaster, your job duties will entail

  • Fulfilling our roasting needs.
  • Sample roasting purchasing samples and landed coffees
  • Be an active participant within the coffee community.
  • Collaborate with our team to ensure proper and complete information for all offerings
  • Production cupping and espresso quality control
  • Cupping with our founder for purchasing decisions
  • Maintaining Daily Roast, Quality Control, and Cupping reports
  • Regular roaster maintenance and cleaning

Must have:

  • High level of attention to details. Not just while roasting (which is a whole lot), but also, numbers/codes, inventory, dates, tags, spreadsheet. Planning and forecasting ability is a must.
  • Assist warehouse staff with packaging of retail and wholesale orders.

Specialty coffee knowledge is a plus but not a must (if you get what I mean)

  • Strong time management and organization skills.
  • Great people person and team worker.


This job requires regular heavy lifting (up to 50lbs unassisted) on a regular basis. You must be able to multi-task and be a quick thinker. No job is too big or too small for this position, regular cleaning and maintenance is to be expected.

This is a full-time position working 40 hours/week. Compensation package is based on experience.

For more information and to see what Big House Beans is about please check out our story.

Required experience

  • Google drive, microsoft office and computer skills
  • Barista Experience a plus
  • Coffee Roasting a plus
  • Cropster program knowledge a plus

Required license or certification

  • Valid CA Driver's License

If you are interested in this position please email us at and include a short story about yourself and why you would like to work here with your updated resume.


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