Bread Baker and Bread Shaper

Firebrand Artisan Breads, Oakland's only wood-fired brick oven bakery, is seeking bread shapers and a morning baker. We craft naturally leavened bread, shape by hand, and keep a fast paced environment. We like to work hard and hustle.
Open Positions
Late Morning Shaper- Full time- competitive hourly wage
AM Shaper/Baker- Full time- competitive hourly wage
We are looking for someone who:
-Has previous experience in bread or specialty foods
-Is familiar with shaping baguettes, batards, boules, and rolls
-Is able to work 8+ hours on their feet
-Understands importance of detail work and overall success of the business
-Is able to make quick and accurate decisions
-Understands the importance of tight schedules and deadlines
-Can work independently and as a member of a team
-Has excellent written and verbal communication skills
-Is able to lift and carry 50 pounds and move product up and down stairs
-Has a flexible schedule with weekends and holidays included
-Has a desire to constantly learn and be challenged
-Is self motivated and enthusiastic, especially under pressure
-Has demonstrated problem solving ability
-Has ability to speak English and Spanish (preferred but not required)
Job Performance Expectations
AM Shaper/Baker- 9:30pm-6am
-Shapes breads such as challah, ciabatta, pretzels, brioche, french, and many others
-Maintains a clean work environment
-Proofs breads
-Shapes breads according to a tight work schedule
-Communicates with management to maintain a good work schedule
-Ensures all products are made according to Firebrand standards
-Communicates well with fellow co-workers to maintain a positive work environment
-Ensures equipment is handled with care and cleaned
-Daily, weekly, and monthly cleaning tasks are completed
Late Morning Shaper- 8:30am-5pm
-Shapes breads such as wheat, sourdough, German rye
-Feeds starters
-Writes and maintains personal schedule for the day
-Communicates directly with manager on duty or owner by phone
-Communicates well with co-workers
-Adhere to the high standards of shaping set by Firebrand
-Maintains clean work environment throughout the day
-Mixes rye and sometimes poolishes
-Maintains organization of proof box
-Troubleshoots potential problems with shaping or storage of bread
-Puts away and cleans dishes at end of shift
-Breaks down and puts away shipments that arrive during shift
-Ensures equipment is handled with care and clean
-Daily, weekly, and monthly cleaning tasks are completed
We take pride in providing the best European breads to the bay's leading restaurants. Our kitchen is small and the volume is high so organization, speed, hard work and working as a TEAM are the most important values of our company. If you think you would be a good fit we very much look forward to hearing from you! Please do not call or stop by the bakery as we are very busy.

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