We are searching for the newest member of our team! Check out the Job Description below for a Full-Time Production Assistant position. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis (so don't delay!). Please include a cover letter.

A production associate working in the beanery

Production Assistant Job Description      

We are now hiring a full-time Production Assistant.  The successful candidate will work in our fast-paced, friendly, high-volume roasting facility and be a critical member of the Production team. The right candidate is a team player who can learn quickly and take direction well. This person must also be professional, self-motivated and have a sense of humor! 


This individual is responsible for assigned duties in the production of coffee and other products for fulfilling customer orders, as set out by the Production Manager.  The Production Assistant will ensure accuracy of processing customer orders in a timely and high-quality manner. 

The Production Assistant duties will include:

  • Filling bags of coffee
  • Grinding coffee
  • Packing Orders for shipments
  • Filling backstock (green beans, hot chocolate, sugar, samplers, etc)
  • Quality control
  • Anything required to keep production flowing smoothly, per the Production Manager

The person hired for this Production Assistant role will also be primarily responsible for two important tasks critical to production:

  • Unloading Green Bean Containers: (1-2 times a month) along with the Roastmaster or another production associate, the Production Assistant will be responsible for helping to unload green coffee bags, organizing them on pallets, and bringing them to the warehouse. The Production Assistant, with assistance of one other person, will be required to lift the 130-152 lb. coffee bags.
  • Filling Green Bean Bins: on a regular schedule or as needed by the Roastmaster, the Production Assistant will be responsible for filling green bean bins. Accuracy and attention to detail is of the utmost importance. The Production Assistant will be responsible for using a mechanical hoist, climbing onto and working on a 4 ½ ft. high catwalk. Filling green bean bins is a dusty job, and we provide masks, eye protection, and other reasonable PPE that the Production Assistant may require.

Production Assistants will be cross-trained in duties to support surges of production, fill in for employee absences, and other activities as it supports the business.  Production Assistants will operate in a safe environment and take no actions that jeopardize the safety of themselves or their coworkers.  Employees are responsible for maintaining a clean and organized work area at all times. The Production Manager may also periodically assign the Production Assistant other duties that directly or indirectly support production, workflow or facility cleanliness and safety.

Working with the Production Manager, Human Resource Manager, and Office Manager, employees will participate in improvement projects, production enhancements and other activities promoting the growth and wellbeing of Dean’s Beans. All Dean’s Beans employees are expected to communicate with each other in a mature, respectful and supportive manner to effectively perform their jobs in a team environment.

Abilities Required:

  • Positive Attitude
  • Ability to follow direction
  • Good communication skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Good decision making skills
  • Forklift experience and license a HUGE plus

Additional Information:

  • This job involves prolonged periods of standing and some heavy lifting
  • Requires initiative and mental concentration to learn new skills
  • Exercises independent judgment, initiative and decision-making.
  • Follows all safety procedures


    • Starting salary $16.00/hour
    • Paid sick time, vacation and paid holidays
    • Paid Health Insurance and health/wellness reimbursement
    • Opportunity to become a Worker-Owner after two years
    • All the coffee you can drink!

    To Apply:                                                                                                     

    Please send your letter of interest and resume via email to:  hiring@deansbeans.com.  For questions, call 978-544-2002. Applications accepted on a rolling basis. Position starts immediately.

    We are an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.

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