• Bakehouse
  • 11-12.50
  • Hourly
  • Part Time

Zingerman's Bakehouse is hiring a Dishwasher

to work with our team to create hand crafted, artisan pastries to be enjoyed all over the country!



What are the requirements and skills needed for this job?


  • 5 hours shifts between the hours of 12pm-5pm on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
  • Part Time, average work week of 25 hours
  • Weekend availability
  • Holiday availability
  • Full availability end of October, November and December (we don't take any extra time off during these months)

What does the job pay?

Starting pay is between $11-12.50 per hour, negotiable based on experience.


Performance Expectations - Essential Functions:

  • Scaling (measuring) and preparing ingredients which could include: cutting brownies, shredding carrots and cheddar, cracking eggs, separating whites and yolks etc.
  • Washes all pots, pans, baking sheets and all other tools and equipment used for pastry basking 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 away clean, dry dishes away in the appropriate places
  • Gives great service to all staff at all times
  • Maintain the 2 machines by changing water at least every 4 hours on LVO, and 1 hour on small machine.
  • Recycle and compost scraps and boxes
  • Live and uphold the Zingerman's Guiding Principles and all of Zingerman's Recipes
  • Treats customers and co-workers with courtesy and respect
  • Follow all food safety and HACCP guidelines including logging water temperatures and proper PPM for chemicals in dish room.
  • Work safely around hot ovens, heavy equipment and sharp utensils
  • Work in a clean and organized fashion
  • Take direction from multiple leaders
  • Communicates effectively 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 5 hour shift
  • Comfortable standing, lifting and bending for duration of a 5 hour shift
  • Comfortable with repetitive motion, with high levels of coordination, mobility, and dexterity.


Success Patterns and Desired Characteristics:

  • Commercial dishwashing experience preferred
  • Knife skills a plus
  • Experience in mass production a plus
  • Must be able to understand numbers and number relationships (i.e. decimal points, fractions)
  • 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 speak English or Spanish with a desire to learn to speak English
  • Able to follow through with verbal instructions
  • Able to understand organized systems
  • Able to deal successfully with multitasking and high stress situations
  • Excellent attendance and punctuality
  • 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, cafes 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 Pastry Kitchen is looking for a part-time dishwasher.  Shifts are around 5 hours between 12pm-5pm on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday. We are looking for team members who are available to work weekends and holidays. Experience working with food is required. We are looking for individuals who consider themselves active and effective followers.

Are there any benefits or perks? 

  • Company contribution to health insurance (for full time crew after 90 days of service)
  • 401k match (after eligibility requirements are met)
  • Free BAKE! classes
  • Up to 5 free loaves of bread each week
  • Up to 65% discount on baked goods from the Bakehouse
  • Discounts at other Zingerman's businesses (for all crew out of basic orientation)
  • Paid training
  • Paid lunch breaks
  • Paid time off
  • $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!

Application must be complete to be considered for position

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