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Company: Starbucks
Location: Kent, WA
Career Level: Entry Level
Industries: Food, Beverage


Now Brewing – Machine Operator! #tobeapartner

From the beginning, Starbucks set out to be a different kind of company. One that not only celebrates coffee and its rich tradition, but that also brought a feeling of connection. We are known for developing and supporting partners who share this passion and are guided by their service to others.

The Starbucks experience starts in our Roasting Plants where we have a dedicated team of professional roasters and supporting process teams including planning, warehouse management, packaging, roasting, maintenance, engineering and logistics.

As a machine operator, you will:

  • Inspect, operate and maintain automated production equipment to ensure optimal performance.
  • Troubleshoot equipment or system problems and make minor repairs.
  • Calibrate and validate quality testing equipment; perform all testing procedures according to established specifications.
  • Perform visual inspections of finished products; identify quality problems and recommend solutions.
  • Monitor and document package quality using analytical tools; participate in out of specification and failure investigations.
  • Record operational and production data.
  • Train new personnel on proper operational procedures.
  • Inform appropriate manufacturing partners and supervisor of machine performance irregularities to minimize the impact of production downtime.
  • Minimize production scrap, including materials and coffee product.
  • Maintain a safe, clean and organized work environment.
  • Participate in process improvement activities.
  • Demonstrate and understand safety as a core value and follows the key essentials to safety as set forth by our safety resolution; reinforce and coach others to do the same.
  • Understand and follow established safety guidelines, consistently comply with all safety procedures (e.g. PPE, Lock Out Tag Out).
  • Support food safety, legality and quality programs.
  • Maintain product quality through adherence to Good Manufacturing Practices, Food Safety Preventative Controls, product specifications and quality procedures. Monitor and document quality measures using analytical tools.
  • Perform other duties as needed in support of business objectives and Starbucks Mission & Values.
  • Maintain regular and consistent attendance and punctuality.

We're proud to invest in you and offer these special incentives to eligible partners (employees):

  • Comprehensive health coverage (Medical, Dental and Vision)
  • Arizona State University College Achievement Plan: FULL tuition reimbursement towards bachelor's degree
  • Highly competitive 401(k) program with company match at 5%
  • Stock equity reward program (annual grants)
  • Health savings, vacation savings & health and wellness programs
  • Paid vacation (prorated vacation allowance on day one), sick leave and personal days

Job Qualifications

We'd love to hear from people with:

  • Operating manual and automated packaging equipment (2 years)
  • Performing quality tests using analytical tools (1 year)
  • Regulated food manufacturing environment (1 year)
  • Mechanical aptitude to troubleshoot minor machine failures and make minor adjustments (1 year)
  • High school diploma/GED, US military service or equivalent
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing
  • Ability to understand written policies and guidelines, specifications and safety standards
  • Ability to work with a diverse team environment
  • Ability to work in accordance with safety, quality and sanitation standards, policies and procedures
  • Ability to repair minor mechanical issues on machines and systems
  • Experience conducting quality tests and analyzing data
  • Ability to train others and measure effectiveness
  • Basic math skills
  • Problem-solving and troubleshooting skills
  • Mechanical knowledge of automated machines and tools
  • Ability to work in accordance with quality, safety, and sanitation standards, policies and guidelines
  • Ability to work variable shifts to support business needs
  • Familiarity with food safety regulatory requirements and global standards including Preventive Controls for Human Food (FDA Code of Federal Regulations) and the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI). Experience with the GFSI certification schemes (i.e. BRC and/or or SQF).


Starbucks and its brands are an equal opportunity employer of all qualified individuals.

We are committed to creating a diverse and welcoming workplace that includes partners with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We believe that enables us to better meet our mission and values while serving customers throughout our global communities. People of color, women, LGBTQIA+, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Qualified applicants with criminal histories will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with all federal state and local ordinances. Starbucks Corporation is committed to offering reasonable accommodations to job applicants with disabilities. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, please contact us at 206-318-0660 or via email at

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