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If you like being a barista and are good at it, Blue Collar Baking Company is interested in you and your skills. We’re a locally owned, one shop operation in downtown Portland. We’re looking for dependable people who like to keep busy, consistently show up for their shift, and who are incredible at multi-tasking.
The job description is below. Read it over and if it sparks your interest, please forward a resume. We’re interested in part-time candidates.
Baristas/Bakery Clerks working at Blue Collar Baking Company will be responsible for making/serving coffee, espresso drinks and tea in a fast paced environment. Speed, efficiency and accuracy are essential. (Most of our customers are regulars on the go.)
In addition, baristas/bakery clerks will assist in the packaging, pricing, merchandising and selling of baked goods. Additionally, they will prepare hot Panini sandwiches, ready-made soups, and other light bistro fare. They will maintain hygiene standards and overall cleanliness of work areas, including dish washing, sweeping/mopping, and nightly cleanup. Baristas must have basic math skills and be accurate at handling a cash register, including the memorization of product identification codes. They will interact with fellow staff and customers in a kind and respectful manner.
It’s really important that you are a person who is immediately aware of what tasks need to be done, and that you will pitch in to make certain that the job gets done. If you’re the type of person who needs to check text messages on your phone every five minutes, then you wouldn’t be a good fit.
Most importantly, you should be a person with a strong sense of integrity, and believe that honoring your commitments is paramount.
Ideal employees will:
• be confident in their abilities
• be quick thinking/nimble minded/able to multi-task and pitch in
• be respectful of a diverse environment/clientele
• understand the importance of follow-through
• accept and follow instructions well
• be able to handle a fast-paced environment
• be punctual and have reliable transportation options
• possess a sense of humor
• have good manners
• exhibit strong common sense skills (this is really important)
• Must have recent barista experience. Have ability to pull shots, steam milk and have knowledge of espresso drinks.
• Must be at least 18 years of age
• High school education preferred, or equivalent combination of education and experience
• Must be able to lift 25 pounds and occasionally lift up to 50 pounds
• Must have or be able to quickly obtain a Food Handlers Card
• Veterans, people who have worked in a family food business, and people who have worked in high volume food establishments are encouraged to apply
Must like keeping work areas clean and tidy
We’re open M-F from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and on Sat. from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Opening shifts typically begin 30 minutes before opening, and closing shifts end about an hour after closing. Hourly wage plus tips.