• Bakehouse
  • $11-12
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

Zingerman's Bakehouse is hiring a

Dishwasher - Bread Department

to work on our team helping the team that is making

artisan breads to be enjoyed all over the country!




What are the requirements and skills needed for this job?


  • Shifts between the hours of 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

  • Weekend availability required (Friday, Saturday, Sunday)

  • Holiday availability required

  • Full availability in November and December (we don't take any extra time off during these months)


Essential Job Functions:

  • Washes all pots, pans, baking sheets and all other tools and equipment used for bread production utilizing automatic dishwashing machines and 3 compartment sink
  • Organizes any unwashed dishes and prioritizes as needed
  • Keeps dish area organized, clean and tidy throughout shift
  • Mops floors and cleans out drains and drain covers
  • Loads and unloads dish machines
  • Puts all clean, dry dishes away in the appropriate places
  • Uses knives and equipment to prep ingredients for production of breads
  • Follows all HACCP requirements
  • Uses safe work practices to minimize risk of injury
  • Communicates regularly with the shift supervisor or manager
  • Attends department huddles and Bakehouse all-staff huddles
  • Completes training passports within the requested timeframes
  • Gives great service and follows all Zingerman's service recipes

Physical Demands:

  • Able to lift 50 pounds repeatedly during an 8-10 hour shift
  • Comfortable standing, lifting and bending for duration of an 8-10 hour shift
  • Comfortable with repetitive motion
  • Must be able to work in a hot and humid environment for an 8 hour shift (82-90 degrees)



Success Patterns and Desired Characteristics:

  • Previous dishwashing experience a plus
  • Passion for great food and great service
  • 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.



Who are we hiring?

The Bread Department is looking for DISHWASHERS. Shifts are around 8 hours from 8 a.m. 4 p.m. We are looking for team members who are available to work weekends and possibly holidays. We are looking for individuals who consider themselves active and effective followers.




What does the job pay?

This position starts pay at $11.00 per hour with opportunities to advance.


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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