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Grand Central Bakery Janitor 2 (Maintenance Technician) in Seattle, Washington

Do you enjoy problem solving? Confident using tools to get the job done? Are you looking for a position with career growth and to gain new skills? Grand Central Bakery is seeking a mechanical and detailed-oriented janitor to join our facilities team. Experience with equipment or automatic repairs and/or building maintenance strongly preferred.

Our team members work both independently and as team to keep our equipment in top condition by daily deep cleans and preventative maintenance. This position assists in keeping our facility and grounds clean, sanitary and in compliance with all applicable health and sanitation codes to support the production of great artisan bread and delicious café food. This position may drive Grand Central Bakery vehicles to various Grand Central Bakery locations if requirements are met.

The ideal candidate for this position will be self-motivated, independent and have a mechanical work history. They will have high performance standards, strong customer orientation and team mentality, and composure under pressure.

Location: 21 S. Nevada St., Seattle, WA 98134

Rate of Pay: This position pays $20.50 per hour.

Schedule: Full-time, 5 days a week. Hours to be determined. Schedule flexibility and the ability to work weekends and holidays is required.

Grand Central Bakery acknowledges the importance of work-life balance. To the best of our ability, established days off are respected, vacation requests are accommodated to the best of our staffing abilities, and changes to the schedule are clearly communicated in advance.

Perks and Benefits

  • Eligible for insurance after 60 days for employees working 25+ hours per week

  • Paid time off begins accruing immediately

  • Paid community service time

  • Employee assistance program

  • 401K plan

  • Reimbursement for bike expenses

  • Opportunities for growth

  • Free bread!

Qualifications and Skills

  • At least 18 years of age

  • Ability to read, write, and speak English required

  • Maintains food handler’s card – new hires are expected to have a valid card by their first date of work

  • Experience with building and equipment repairs highly preferred

  • Basic math skills required

  • In order to drive the following requirements must be met: has and maintains a valid Oregon or Washington driver’s license with 5 years of driving experience and a driving record acceptable to Grand Central Bakery, Follows policies and procedures in the Driver Safety Manual at all times, must pass a company administered driving test

  • The ability to work independently and efficiently with a high degree of autonomy is required

  • Flexibility and attention to detail to accurately fulfill frequently changing task-lists

Physical Requirements

This position works in a building shared with production facilities. Janitors are constantly exposed to wheat flour dust and other grain dusts (rye, corn, oat). They work in moderately warm and dusty environments with high level of exposure to water and cleaning chemicals.

Janitors walk the equivalent of up to 3 miles per shift. They may be called upon to lift and carry up to 50 lbs.

Company Overview

Grand Central Bakery ignited a bread revolution in 1989 by introducing rustic artisan loaves to Northwest tables. Values are at the heart of our company and sustainability touches everything we do - from where we buy ingredients to how we care for our employees and invest in our communities. A Certified B Corporation, Grand Central Bakery is part of a global movement of organizations using business as a force for good.

Equal Employment Opportunity

We are committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity and strive to create a work environment of respect, trust, collaboration, and cooperation. It is the policy of Grand Central Bakery to maintain a workplace free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, physical, sensory or mental disability, age, marital status, military or veteran status, family relationship, your or your family’s genetic information, or status in any other legally protected group. We expect each employee to embrace and apply these principles of equal treatment to each other and to our customers.

COVID & Vaccination

Grand Central Bakery is following public health guidance for workplace safety related to the COVID pandemic. We will update our policies and procedures to support employee safety as that guidance changes.

Our position on the vaccine is based on three principles:

  • that the health and safety of our community is our top priority,

  • that science informs and guides our public health strategies, and

  • that the wellbeing of our community should not be put at risk by personal preferences.

Put simply, we deserve to live and work in an environment where public health measures help keep us all safer.

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