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Skagit Valley Food Co-op

Skagit Valley Food Co-op

Mt Vernon, WA, USA
Posted on Friday, May 24, 2024
Job Type

The Baker is responsible for producing consistent, high quality fresh pasta, baked goods, confections, and other dessert products, at the best possible price; emphasizing non-harmful products that have a low impact on the environment and supports local suppliers and producers.

Wage Range: $18.00-$23.00/hr

Full time: 11:30am-8:00pm Tuesday-Saturday

Training Schedule will vary


Essential Functions

· Follows recipes to prepare and assemble ingredients to create baked goods

· Ensures baked goods are consistent in quality and quantity

· Creates or follows daily list of must-have products

· Preps ingredients as necessary

· Adheres to all food safety procedures

· Maintains integrity of tried and true recipes

· Ensures accuracy of items that are prepared so that product and signage always match

· Ensures food is readily available for the customer

· Follows appropriate time table for preparing and stocking bakery case

· Adheres to all time goals applicable to position

· Actively participates in all food rotation program, adhering to pull dates and schedules.

· Makes sure proper signage is available for items

· Utilizes all closing and opening checklist

· Meets or exceeds all Co-op and health department standards to achieve safe food handling

· Keeps shelves of stored food clean and organized to reduce food waste

· Keeps work station clean and sanitary, including stovetops, ovens, countertops storage shelves, and walk-in shelves

· Maintains safety standards and reports safety issues immediately

· Assist in the maintenance of kitchen related equipment, as needed

· Participates in cleaning projects, as needed

· Understands special diet needs and which dishes to recommend for which need

· Knows what dishes taste like and is able to make recommendations when asked

· Receives product as needed

· Assists in inventory

· Assists in training Bakery workers as needed

· Other tasks as assigned

Qualifications and Skills

· Previous prepared foods experience preferred

· Proven ability to provide excellent, professional customer service by projecting a friendly, outgoing presence and maintaining a respectful demeanor at all times

· Ability to handle multiple demands, remain calm, think quickly, prioritize effectively, and problem solve within established guidelines

· Ability to work well with others in a cooperative environment where teamwork, compassion and constant communication are essential

· Ability to meet expectations of regular, predictable attendance

· Ability to work a flexible schedule including mornings, evenings, and weekends

· Ability to maintain current food handler card

· Must be at least 18 years of age

· High school diploma or equivalent

Essential Physical Requirements

· Prolonged standing and walking

· Frequent reaching, bending, twisting, and rotating

· Continuous fine motors skills work and gripping with hands

· Ability to lift 30 lbs. often, up to 50 lbs. occasionally

· Exposure to FDA approved cleaning chemicals.

· Exposure to temperatures such as walk in coolers and freezers

· Clear spoken English and ability to perceive spoken voice clearly

Benefits—Depending on Hours Worked

25% Employee Discount

50% Lunch Discount

Health Insurance (Medical, Dental, Vision, Rx)

Short Term Disability

Long Term Disability

Life Insurance


Paid Time Off

IMPORTANT DISCLAIMER NOTICE: The job duties, elements, responsibilities, skills, functions, experience, educational factors, requirements and conditions listed in this job description are representative only and not exhaustive of the tasks that the employee may be required to perform. The Co-op reserves the right to revise this job description at any time and require employees to perform other tasks as circumstances or conditions of its business, competitive considerations or a work environment change.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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