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Dishwasher/Utility/Prep job in Ventura

Patagonia jobs
California (CA), Ventura
Company Type:  Certified B Corporation
Industry:  Retail
Employment:  Full-time
Impact Area:  Environmental Sustainability
Company Name:  Patagonia

Country:  United States
State / Province:  California (CA)
City:  Ventura


Job Title:         Dishwasher/Utility/Prep

Reports to:      Chef/Manager of the Café

Location:         Ventura, California

General Summary: 

The Dishwasher/Utility/Prep person is responsible for providing general support to the Café to ensure that foodservice runs cleanly and efficiently.  Main responsibilities will include: dishwashing, cleaning, food preparation and general equipment maintenance.  High standards of cleanliness and sanitation must be kept and a Food Handler’s card can be obtained with Patagonia’s help.  This role requires some flexibility of hours but requires daily punctuality and attendance.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Responsible for all dishes and ensuring their complete cleanliness at all times.  This includes upkeep of the dishwasher machine with necessary chemicals and maintenance. 
  • Maintain the cleanliness of the Café space at all times, both in the kitchen and in the general dining space, according to Health Department standards of cleanliness and sanitation.  This may include cleaning floor drains and broken wares.
  • Deep cleaning of refrigerators, freezers and storage areas on a scheduled or as needed basis.
  • Assist with Catering set up, breakdown, and follow up as needed.
  • Learn other aspects of cafeteria duties so as to provide back up to other cafeteria employees thus must exhibit strong teamwork skills.
  • Working knowledge of knife skills and kitchen preparation including breakfast prep, salad bar prep / dressings, other “mis en place.”
  • Communicate with team or other departments as needed to fix equipment or order supplies.

Physical Requirements:  

  • Ability to lift 50 pounds repeatedly, and carry for up to 50 feet.
  • Able to stand for long periods of time.
  • Bending and lifting throughout the day.
  • Ability to wash dishes for extended periods of time. 
  • Ability to work in a small physical space that can be loud at times.

Minimum Job Qualifications:

  • 2+ years high volume dishwashing experience desired.
  • Working knowledge of food safety and handling regulations.
  • Excellent customer service skills, in person, on the phone and in writing.
  • Comfortable with team-based work structure; ability to demonstrate flexibility on the job.
  • Demonstrates initiative, is conscientious and provides complete follow-through on areas of responsibility.


Employee Conduct: 

It is the responsibility of every employee to contribute to a positive work environment through cooperative and professional interactions with coworkers, customers and vendors.

ref: (SB_7182)
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