Number 1 Sons is hiring for our Pickle Crew.
Number 1 Sons is a community-focused food company that 1. produces and sells preserved foods directly to customers at farmers markets, and 2. directly delivers our and other special food to customers across the DC-area. The Pickle Crew makes this all happen.
Pickle Crew Job Description
The Pickle Crew is backbone of Number 1 Sons. The Pickle Crew does many things. The Pickle Crew rotate through the Pickle Factory, Pickle Van and Pickle Stand squads. In those roles they produce Number 1 Sons line of pickled and fermented foods, assemble home delivery orders, drive Pickle Vans and man the Pickle Stands at local farmers markets. We do this in a high tempo, collaborative atmosphere. It's a lot and we embrace it.
Pickle Crew work as part of a team by:
*Being friendly, respectful & courteous. *Keeping scrupulously clean and organized. *Working with a sense of urgency within designated time frames. *Seeking out new assignments & responsibilities. *Suggesting ways to improve our products, processes or team. *Being safe at all times. *Always following proper food handling procedures.
Specific Tasks performed are:
*Making (as a team our pickles, kimchi, kombucha and tempeh. *Building home delivery orders at the Pickle Factory *Driving the Pickle Van for home and farmers’ market deliveries. *Working at farmers’ market Pickle Stands. *Performing regular cleaning, & upkeep through it all.
*Connection to our local food scene from a unique angle. *Enthusiastic & respectful co-workers who give a damn. *Above average pay. *Pay increase upon passing training. *Twice yearly reviews, with potential to earn a raise. *Health & disability benefits, to those eligible *Paid time off, that increases over time. *Respect for your schedule. *Teach how the business works financially, regularly reviewed. *Gainsharing program, paid quarterly. *Monthly shared tip pool. (This has averaged an additional $2 per hour the past few months.) *Opportunity - promotions are based on performance. *A dynamic work environment that is engaging.
PC work includes standing and walking. We use repetitive hand movements, and frequently lift up to 33 lbs. The Crew may occasionally lift 10-50 lbs, to heights of 10 to 72 inches. They maneuver carts loaded with products weighing up to 200 pounds. Portions of the shift may be performed in refrigeration temperatures; there may be abrupt temperature changes as the Crew moves from one environment to another.
Regular, punctual attendance and communication are an essential part of the job.
Include a note detailing why you want to work at Number 1 Sons and anything else you think would be good for us to know. Especially if it involves local economies and/or food systems. We look forward to hearing form you!
Background about Number 1 Sons
Yi Wah and Caitlin began Number 1 Sons in early 2012. As brother and sister, we've proudly disregarded the bromide to never work with family and are having an absolute ball producing kimchis, pickles, and krauts and selling them at Washington DC-area farmers' markets. Producing in the basement of our friend's cafe, we made and sold 31 barrels our first year. The next year we built our own "humble pickle factory," (per WTOP) and were amazed to make and sell 151 barrels of superlative soured vegetables. In 2017, we constructed a new pickle factory in the Ivy City neighborhood of Washington DC and made and sold 500 barrels of fermented and apple cider vinegar pickles. We handcraft world-class foods with superior ingredients and a fanatical zeal for global flavors. We are not guided by low prices, food trends, or lowest common denominator decision-making. We proudly stand on the shoulders of those before us who fed their families and communities through preservation, and endeavor to consistently make the best kimchis, pickles, and kombucha that these predecessors would enthusiastically recognize. We've won many fans because there is no better way to connect with family, friends, and neighbors than setting a table for them. We see this in the children, parents, and grandparents whose eyes twinkle at our farmers' markets stands, the stories we hear from internationally-born customers, and the super fired-up crew we have making and selling our kimchis, pickles, and krauts. We have spoken at the Smithsonian and been written about in The Washington Post and The New York Times. We have shipped wedding favors from coast to coast. Our fans write fanatical and exuberant emails.
Recently we’ve started offering local, home delivery of our products, as well as those of friends from local farmers markets. Our Pickle Factory operates 7 days a week in NE DC making our products, serving our community, and supporting our Pickle Van and Pickle Stand teams.
Available shifts and compensation: We have available shifts all days of the week. Compensation is $15.75 - $16.25/hour.
About Number 1 Sons: Number 1 Sons in Washington, DC is looking for pickle factory crew to join our team. Learn more about us at number1sons.com.
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