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9/5/2017, Production Baker
Summerland, BC
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•	Permanent, Full-time (Weekends required)
•	3:00a.m. start time certain days

About True Grain:
At True Grain Bread, we provide an unparalleled bread and bakery experience, and are the benchmark for sustainability.

We let our Company Values guide our decision-making and way of working:
Integrity - We value honesty and integrity at all levels, with customers, suppliers and co-workers.
Authenticity - We do not cut corners. We are genuine in our dealings and in our sourcing.
Mindfulness - We are conscious of nature, sustainability, and conservation as well as our interaction with customers, co-workers and community.
Balance - We work hard and play hard.  We make decisions with a high quality of life quotient.
Confidence – We value quiet confidence, in sense of purpose, passion, pride and winning attitude. We are the best.  We hire the best.  We expect the best.

Purpose of the Position:
The Production Baker can run a full day’s production from start (mixing) to finish (baking).   Directly reporting to the Head Baker, the Production Baker fulfills the daily production requirements that have been identified.  When not operating the ovens, the Production Baker works closely with the Assistant Baker to ensure quality is being met.  This position requires a reliable individual who has strong interpersonal skills, is flexible, and has a strong work ethic.  This individual should be working towards their Red Seal Certification.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
Craft Proficiency:
•	Produce the highest quality of all baked goods, consistently.  This includes ‘quality control’ and rejecting any products that are not up to par, and working constructively with the other bakers to correct any deficiencies.
•	Foster a culture of, and accept only excellence and pride in, producing the finest organic handcrafted breads and other baked goods
•	Demonstrate understanding of the production process from mixing, resting of dough, rounding and impacts on bread quality, look and flavour.
•	Run a full production day from mixing to forming to baking, and do so hitting key timelines. 
•	Troubleshoot any areas where product is not meeting our stringent specifications of quality
•	Order ingredients as per the direction of Head Baker to maintain a 100% in stock position, and no excessive on hand inventory
•	Challenge the Head Baker and Management to seek out increased usage of organic, fresh, seasonal and local ingredients
Customer Service
•	Fill in when short-staffed and working long days if necessary to make sure that our production requirements are always met.  
Supervisory
•	Work with the Assistant Bakers to coach them and monitor their work, including respectfully providing feedback and guidance.  When appropriate, raise concerns with the Head Baker

Health & Safety:
•	Maintain the cleanest production area possible, and contribute to a culture of cleanliness of production areas, ovens, person, and equipment
•	Maintain an organized and efficient bakery.
•	Suggest improvements to Head Baker or Management regarding product ideas, ways to be more effective, efficient, clean, organized and presentable
•	Maintain all equipment in good repair and having all the necessary implements and tools necessary for an efficient operation

Key Competencies associated with this Position

1.	MANAGEMENT LEVEL COMPETENCIES
2.	TECHNICAL COMPETENCIES – BAKING
3.      WORKPLACE EFFECTIVENESS COMPETENCIES
4.      PERSONAL EFFECTIVENESS COMPETENCIES

Educational and Work Experience Requirements:
•	Baker Red Seal Certificate or equivalent experience and / or in progress
•	Foodsafe (BC Specific one day food handling and safety course)
•	2-3 years craft bread baking experience
•	Experience with natural fermentation and sourdoughs from scratch and fundamental understanding of mixing, proofing bread properly and handcrafting bread and baguettes
•	Experience in working with organic ingredients
•	Experience with deck oven loading and unloading with a peel

Physical Demands:
•	Routinely lift in excess of 20kg (50lb)

Compensation:
•	Hourly wage of $15-$18, commensurate with experience
•	4% vacation accrual and employee benefits program
Todd Laidlaw, todd@truegrain.ca
 

 

 

 

 

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