Morning Baker – F/T

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We’re seeking someone who loves food (particularly baked goods!), with a cheerful disposition, experience as a team player and a good eye for merchandising.  Western Market is a diverse, fast-paced work environment that challenges individuals seeking to grow into skilled, knowledgeable and passionate team members.  While no direct experience is necessary (our Bakery Team Members are great trainers), we’re looking for someone who understands the fundamentals of baking and is finely attuned to small details and quality.  As we continue to transition our Bakery to feature natural products with wholesome ingredients, we’ll need someone who is supportive and eager to contribute to this process.  Our new Bakery Program continues to grow its list of “from scratch” goodies and you’ll have the opportunity to engage in the creative process with our Executive Chef and Bakery Manager.

You’ll have to meet the following requirements in order to apply:

  • Open availability, including weekends.
  • Be available to work mid-shifts and morning shifts.
  • Be available at least 32 hours per week.
  • Be available on Sundays – no exceptions!
  • Have reliable transportation.

Position Summary:

The Morning Baker is responsible for the preparation and merchandising of baked goods to highest standard of quality and consistency. The Morning Baker works under the direction of the Bakery Manager.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Preparation of in-house baked good items according to product specifications.
  • Package, price and provide appropriate signage for bakery items as needed.
  • Ensure products are stocked well and rotated.
  • Maintain sanitary and organized kitchen production area, according to all governing codes, guidelines and regulations.
  • Maintain orderly backstock/freezer area.
  • Merchandise Bakery table, bread shelves and other bakery item displays throughout the store.

Special Considerations:

  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs.
  • Working conditions include a fast-paced retail environment that involves long intervals of standing, crouching and reaching while moving product.  Exposure to extreme cold (coolers and freezers) and heat (cooking equipment) for extended periods of time.  Little to no outdoor work is required.
  • Equipment used: proofer; oven; microwave; hot case; Hobart scale; knives; knife sharpener.

Western Market Team Members enjoy a 20% discount on store purchases for their household (some restrictions apply).

How To Apply:

  • Reply to this ad by emailing jobs@westernmkt.com and include:
    • “MORNING BAKER” in the subject line.
    • A short paragraph explaining why you’re excited to apply for this position.
    • A complete, properly formatted resume, including professional references (not family members) in PDF format.
  • Wait patiently – please do not call or email again to check the status of your application.  If you’re a good candidate for the interview process, we’ll be in touch with you within a week.

$10/hr  or DOE

While the above description encompasses the majority of the responsibilities required of the position, at any time the Management may request that an employee perform reasonable additional duties, which may be required for the safe and smooth operation of the store. Western Market expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Western Market’s employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.