• Mail Order
  • 11.50
  • Hourly
  • Temporary - Full Time /Part Time

Mail Order Holiday Building Cleaner

Zingerman's Mail Order is hiring temporary staff to keep our warehouse and offices squeaky clean!



About Us

Zingerman's Mail Order is the online and catalog shop for Zingerman's. We ship great food and gifts all across America, everything from bread and cheese to cured ham and tinned fish.

The holidays at Zingerman's Mail Order are crazy but fun. We grow from a crew of 50 to a swarm of nearly 500. People come to work here from all walks of life. Moms, dads, students, retirees, landscapers, dancers. Some people are in between jobs. Some people, this is their first job. Some folks come because they want to work with us for the long term. Some, it's just a little job for extra Christmas present money. Any reason is fine with us. Nearly everyone who works here now started as a part of a holiday crew at one time or another. We'd love for you to join us.

What kinds of things do you do in this job?

  • You will clean like you never have before!
  • Sweep & mop floors
  • Clean and restock employee restrooms
  • You will go outside to shovel and salt sidewalks
  • Recycle cardboard each and every shift
  • Empty wastebaskets everywhere in the building
  • Vacuum rugs and carpet in the service center, front offices and lobbies
  • You will work independently from a check list & keep a log of all work

This is a temporary position through December 21, 2018.  

What does it take to get hired in our Building Cleaner department?

There are lots of things we are hoping to find in anyone who applies. (We've listed them below.) But there are two musts:

1. You must meet schedule availability requirements to be considered for this position.

    1. Available to work any day Monday-Sunday. (Open availability)
    2. Available to work either day shift 8am-4pm or evening shift 4pm-10pm

**Priority will be given to applicants with evening and weekend availability

2. You must have experience cleaning in a commercial environment.

When does this job begin and end?

Work starts in October and ends on or around December 21st, 2018.

Compensation is $11.50/hour

Compelling reasons to join us for the holiday!

  • Paid Training!
  • Paid Lunches/Prepared Employee Meals!
  • Fun!
  • Zingerman's Discounts!
  • Food Tastings!




The Performance Expectations are:

  • Responsible for performing the daily and periodic cleaning of all non-food contact surfaces in assigned areas. Job elements include and are not limited to floors, walls, ceilings, windows, restrooms, and outside grounds.
  • Keep restrooms clean and stocked with paper products and soap
  • Empty wastebaskets everywhere in the building
  • Empty recycling from everywhere in the building - we recycle lots of cardboard!
  • Operates floor cleaning machinery
  • Uses cleaning chemicals according to manufacturer's guidelines, (SDS), and OSHA requirements.
  • Deliver amazing service to the staff
  • Sweep and mop floors in the warehouse and other common areas like restrooms, break rooms, receiving dock, aisles in the warehouse.
  • Sanitize door knobs and water bottle filling station
  • Wash windows in break room and front foyer
  • Vacuum front offices, middle office carpets and rugs in the foyer.
  • Keep front of the building clean
  • Shovel snow and salt on the sidewalks and decks
  • Be a productive member of our fun, fast-paced energetic team.
  • Work with our crew to deliver the Zingerman's Experience to each of our customers!

The Success Patterns for this position are:

  • Experience cleaning in a commercial environment.
  • Commitment to doing repeated tasks to ensure consistent results.
  • Comfortable taking action to resolve an error or mistake before an order leaves our building.
  • A tendency to be a stickler for details while maintaining expected pace.
  • Ability to read, speak and write fluently in English
  • Comfortable bending, lifting, and being on your feet for a 6-10 hour shift in a warehouse environment.
  • Excellent self management and time management skills
  • Able to work independently
  • Can lift 25 pounds comfortably and repeatedly
  • Have reliable transportation to and from work
  • Must be punctual and have excellent attendance
  • Able to work from a task list or checklist

Successful candidates will possess the following Desired Characteristics:

  • Appreciation and excitement for cleaning and working in a warehouse environment!
  • Willingness to promote and uphold Zingerman's fantastic reputation for great food and great service
  • Able to work well in stressful situations while keeping cool and positive attitude
  • Ability to embrace the experience of our crazy-busy holiday season
  • Detail-oriented with strong organizational skills.
  • Love to take care of people with great service.
  • Love to clean!
  • Can take constructive criticism and work to improve.

What and where is this job?

This is a job in our warehouse located at 610 Phoenix Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48108. Our warehouse is open seven days a week and, at the holiday, 24 hours a day. It is where we pick and pack orders for our customers. It's where we wrap bread, make gift boxes, cut cheese and cook spiced pecans in our kitchen. (We also have jobs in our phone service center and Warehouse at the same address.) We are on the AATA bus route.

Will I get full time work?

Not at first.  Part time hours October & November.  Full time evening shift hours in December.

Can I apply for full time work after the job ends?

Yes, we encourage it. We'll have a limited number of positions at Mail Order and elsewhere in the Zingerman's Community of Businesses after the holiday.

Sound like you?

Click on the Apply button at the top of this page and fill out the online application.
What's the hiring process like?

We don't have a typical interview for our holiday crew. Instead we have tests for skills, like cleaning bathrooms and sweeping floors. We invite a group of applicants once or twice a week that usually happens within days after you apply and if you're hired you'll hear from us very quickly.

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