• Bakehouse
  • $11.00
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

Zingerman's Bakehouse is hiring an Evening Pastry Packager to work on

our team making and baking hand crafted, artisan pastries

to be enjoyed all over the country!


What are the requirements and skills needed for this job?


  • 8-9 hours shifts between the hours of 5PM-1AM
  • Weekend availability
  • Holiday availability
  • Full availability in October, November and December (we don't take any extra time off during these months)
  • We are looking for someone who PREFERS to work late evenings and nights. We are looking for someone who can commit to working the 5pm-1am shift for the long-term.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Able to speak, read, and write English
  • Must have be able to understand numbers and number relationships, including basic math skills (i.e. decimal points, fractions, addition, subtraction)
  • Must have high levels of mobility, dexterity, flexibility and coordination.
  • Operates packaging machines to flow wrap and shrink wrap pastries.
  • Hand packages and labels each pastry.
  • Trays up cookies to be baked off in kitchen.
  • Understands our daily production sheet.
  • Understands and able to write our daily task board.
  • Follows our traceability and LOT code system.
  • Keeps pastries in coolers and freezers rotated and organized.
  • Helps manage inventory of packaging and labels.
  • Must interact well with people in stressful situations (i.e. holidays)
  • Live and uphold the Zingerman's Guiding Principles and all of Zingerman's Recipes
  • Treats customers and co-workers with courtesy and respect
  • Work safely around hot ovens, heavy equipment and sharp utensils
  • Work in a clean and organized fashion
  • Follow clearly documented food safety procedures
  • Take direction from multiple leaders
  • Communicate at a high level within the department and Bakehouse
  • Complete detailed training requirements that can take up to 1.5 years
  • Attend and participate in department and business huddles (meetings)


Physical Demands:

  • Able to lift 50 pounds repeatedly during an 8 hour shift
  • Comfortable standing, lifting and bending for duration of an 8 hour shift
  • Comfortable with repetitive motion


Success Patterns and Desired Characteristics:

  • Passion for great food and great service
  • Experience in mass production a plus
  • Exhibits a desire to learn
  • High energy level
  • Positive attitude
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Works with a sense of urgency and enjoys a fast paced environment
  • Enjoys working on a team
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Takes pride in accuracy
  • Good follow-through skills
  • Able to read English
  • Able to speak English or Spanish with a desire to learn to speak English
  • Able to follow through with verbal instructions
  • Able to read and follow written recipes
  • Able to understand organized systems
  • Able to deal successfully with multitasking and high stress situations
  • Excellent attendance and punctuality
  • History of long-term employment
  • Flexibility with schedule
  • Has reliable transportation
  • Likes to have fun at work!


Who are we?

Zingerman's Bakehouse is a wholesale bakery, retail shop, and baking school for home bakers. We sell to specialty food stores, cafés and restaurants in southeastern Michigan as well as selling to Zingerman's Mail Order, who ships our baked goods everywhere in the United States. We are dedicated bakers and food lovers committed to making and selling the best breads, pastries and cakes we can imagine. We are real artisan bakers, meaning we use traditional methods and flavorful ingredient to make our food.


Where are we?

Zingerman's Bakehouse is located on the south side of Ann Arbor at 3711 Plaza Drive. While there is a bus stop within walking distance, the Bakehouse is NOT located on AATA bus route.  The shift for this position ends when the bus is not running (Night Ride is an option!).

Who are we hiring?

The Pastry Department is looking for a full time Evening Pastry Packager. Shifts are around 8 hours between 5PM-1AM. We are looking for team members who are available to work weekends and holidays. Experience is mass production is a plus. We are looking for individuals who consider themselves active and effective followers.

We are looking for someone who PREFERS to work late evenings and nights.  We are looking for someone who can commit to working the 5pm-1am shift for the long-term.


What does the job pay?


Starting pay is $11 per hour. Zingerman's Bakehouse has an exciting training strategy with clearly defined expectations and pay increases along the way. In no longer than a year and a half, you will make at least $12.50 per hour in this position.

Are there any benefits or perks? 

  • Company contribution to health insurance (for full time crew out of basic orientation)
  • 401k match (for full time crew out of basic orientation)
  • Free BAKE! classes
  • Up to 5 free loaves of bread each week
  • Up to 65% discount on baked good from the Bakehouse
  • Discounts at other Zingerman's businesses (for all crew out of basic orientation)
  • Paid training
  • Paid lunch breaks
  • $1 sandwiches and/or salad made on site for employee lunch
  • 25% reimbursement on any massage


What's the hiring process like?

You can expect to hear from us within two weeks of submitting your application either by email or phone. If selected, you may receive a phone interview, an in-person interview, and/or a trial shift (working interview). From there, you will hear from us to either offer you a position or let you know we are moving forward with other candidates. Our goal is to keep you informed along the way!



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