Golden Boy Foods is seeking applicants for a Roaster Operator in Troy, Alabama. Golden Boy Foods is a leading manufacturer of private brand and branded food products. We supply organic and conventional peanut butter, tree nut butter, other nut butters, snack nuts, trail mix, baking nuts, and dried fruit to leading grocery retailers, top food service distributors and industrial bakeries across North America.   





PAY: $13 - $14.50 PER HOUR



Roaster Operators runs high speed automated roasting equipment and manage all aspects of the roaster. They verify usage of correct roasting peanuts, blending ratios, and temperature controls. They are responsible for ensuring that our peanuts are processed accordingly to quality and safety standards. This position plays an integral role in ensuring our product meets our customer expectations.


  • Before start-up – checks all equipment and work areas to insure safety and sanitation conditions are correct and ready for use. Assembles and disassembles equipment for sanitation purposes. 
  • Properly starts up and shuts down the peanut tote stations, conveyors, roaster, elevators, blanchers, sorter, dicers, and sifters. Properly starts up and shut bulk peanut filler station. 
  • Selects appropriate raw material (peanut) for processing per customer specifications.
  • Checks for quality and cleanliness for raw materials. 
  • Responsible for blending and roasting of peanuts to meet established requirements. 
  • Checks and adjusts skin removal system for proper operation. 
  • Directs and assists in the sanitation of the roaster area and roaster belt cleaning 
  • Coordinates production activities with other departments to insure efficient operation of the plant
  • Maintains forklift certification and operates a forklift to supply the roaster with peanuts. Maintains and properly rotates inventory for proper FIFO
  • Properly maintains and documents CCP, daily production, and Quality data sheets. 
  • Other duties, as assigned


  • Must be able to work weekends, holidays, and overtime
  • High school diploma or GED equivalent from an accredited institution
  • Previous manufacturing experience
  • Mechanical aptitude to repair equipment
  • May be required to balance, bend, crouch, kneel, and stoop for 4+ hours per shift
  • May be required to walk or stand for up to 12 hours per shift
  • May be required to reach above shoulders and climb/work off ladder for 4+ hours per shift
  • May be required to work in a dusty environment, high heat, or humidity for 4+ hours per shift
  • May be required to perform simple grasping, push, pull, and feel for 4+ hours per shift
  • May be required to lift up-to 50 pounds for 4+ hours per shift
  • May be required to express or exchange ideas by means of spoken or written word
  • May be required to make fine distinctions by sound
  • May be required to distinguish object or equipment visually


  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Vacations
  • 401(k) Plan
  • Company Paid STD
  • Company Paid Life Insurance


Equal Opportunity Employer

Should you have special needs that require reasonable accommodations, please notify AIDT at 334-280-4400 so proper arrangements can be made. For Telecommunications Device for the Deaf (TDD) users, our number is 334-280-4475.