Daily Farm Updates Thursday, July 29, 2021

Bakery (Seasonal)

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Center Grove Orchard has a high-production bakery in which we supply our farm with pies, turnovers, donuts, crisps, seasonal desserts, and applesauce. A successful candidate is one who is energetic and yearns to work in a fast-paced, production-style department. These baked goods will be sold in our retail locations and through custom orders. To be a successful bakery worker you should exemplify an efficient and friendly demeanor, have high energy and stamina, and be a team player. Having a keen eye for cleanliness and organization is paramount, as well as a commitment to consistency.

Bakery Jobs Overviews

Production Worker (Must be 18 years of age or older): Center Grove Orchard makes high-quality baked goods, so we like to hire skilled bakers. This could include making cookie dough, pie fillings, pie crusts, and baking pies, cookies, and other desserts. Since we like to have these items as fresh as possible, we also have bakers that work early morning shifts. This position requires you to be able to lift up to 50 pounds, work Monday-Friday, wear close-toed shoes, and help maintain a clean, safe work environment, and food location. Must know basic food safety information from Center Grove Orchard’s Food Safety Training. Must be able to stand on a concrete floor for periods of time. Anti-fatigue mats are provided. This position is not guest facing but may have interactions while filling bakery shelves in the Country Store.

Donut Maker (Must be 18 years of age or older): This position is responsible for making our high-quality Apple Cider Donuts. This position may require early mornings and ability to lift up to 50 pounds. You will prepare dough per the recipe, prepare the area to make donuts, fry donuts, dress them, and clean the area at the end of your shift.

Donut Maker – Sugaring (Minors eligible for this role): This role assists the Donut Maker by sugaring the donuts once the fresh donuts fall into the bin from the machine’s ramp.

Retail Worker: This is a weeknight and weekend position. This position will assist with peeling apples and assist the production bakers and team leader in making our favorite recipes for the retail location. This position helps with baking the items that the production team assembled and supplying other areas of the orchard with fresh bakery goods for the weekend. The Retail Worker will ready all baked goods by packaging them in their appropriate containers.

Dishwasher: This position will wash all the dishes for the bakery, donut makers, coffee shop, and Hay Café. You must be able to lift over 10 lbs, must be able to stand on your feet for periods of time, and frequently bend/stoop during work hours.

How to Apply

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  2. Review the application

    As you will see on the application, we recommend reviewing the entire screen and gathering all information before beginning to complete the form. The sections that follow that screen must be completed immediately afterward and will take approximately an additional 10 minutes to complete.

It is the policy of Center Grove Orchard to provide equal opportunity in employment to all persons. An individual shall not be denied equal access to employment opportunities because of race, creed, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, or physical or mental disability.

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