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Position Overview

CommonWealth Kitchen is an entrepreneurial small business development organization on a mission to build a food economy grounded in racial, social, and economic justice. As we often say, food is our passion, but equity is our mission.

The CommonWealth Kitchen, 196 Quincy St. facility currently manages the operations of several shared kitchens and storage spaces for our member businesses and Co-Manufacturing kitchen. The 196 facility requires a facilities team that has extensive knowledge of food production, storage, safety, and maintenance. 

The Facilities Manager is responsible for overseeing all food production and facilities operations. This role will require a background in food production, equipment operation, staff training, food storage, and general facility maintenance. This managerial position will work closely with members of the facilities and operations teams and will directly supervise the Shared Kitchen Manager and Shipping and Receiving Specialist. As the Facilities Manager, this person will ensure proper handling and storage, food safety production, conduct inspections, manage recordkeeping and carry out proper sanitation procedures. This is a complex position that involves working with multiple stakeholders (member businesses, contract manufacturing crew, facilities team, external vendors, carriers, and 3PL providers), problem-solving on a daily basis, and attentive recordkeeping. The ideal candidate will be results-oriented, have excellent communication skills, careful attention to detail, and a proven ability to effectively manage a team of direct reports. 

Primary Responsibilities

  • Oversee day-to-day facilities operations,
  • Supervise the Shared Kitchen Manager and conduct 1 on 1 supervisions.
  • Facilities staff trainings on safety procedures, equipment use, maintenance, and sanitization,
  • Oversee and create maintenance logs and safety manuals and procedures.
  • Manage inventory of equipment parts and ordering new kitchen equipment and supplies.
  • Co-Conduct health inspections with Shared Kitchen Manager and oversee recordkeeping, 
  • Collaborate with the building Facilities Manager on general building maintenance and vendors.
  • Support Co-Manufacturing Crew with food production process and logistics.
  • Ensure staff and members facilities follow standard sanitation procedures.
  • Establish strong working relationships with staff, members, and external stakeholders,
  • Support Shipping and receiving with warehouse management.
  • Perform administrative tasks as needed to execute department tasks and support.
  • Attend all facilities team meetings.
  • Assist Shared Kitchen Manager with coaching member businesses on best practices for food production, storage, sanitization, and safety
  • Support with new member onboarding.
  • Support all of the facilities team members with training, support, and department planning and function.
  • Coordinate with facilities and Co-Man teams to ensure maximum storage space; monitor and flag stagnant storage to be addressed with the appropriate stakeholders.
  • Answer doors, ensure any visitors are in compliance with the visitor dress code and health/safety guidelines, and escort to the CWK staff person or member they are visiting.
  • Serve as a backup for the Share Kitchen Manager & Shipping and Receiving Specialist.
  • Other tasks as assigned at the discretion of the Director of Operations.

Qualifications

Required

  • 5+ years of experience in food production and warehouse management.
  • 3+ years of managerial experience.
  • ServSafe Food Handler certification required; ServSafe Manager certification preferred.
  • Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP), Preventive Controls for Human Food (PCQI), and Better Process Control School certifications preferred.
  • Experience in recipe development and scaling, costing, working through shelf life testing, scheduled process approval or similar preferred.
  • Knowledge of Google Workspace and computer basics.
  • Strong organizational, problem-solving, and critical thinking abilities.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, comfort in interacting with multiple stakeholders and enforcing facility policies and procedures in a polite, professional manner.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Ability to multi-task and establish priorities.
  • Ability to work independently, in a fast-paced, collaborative, and diverse environment, while maintaining a strong sense of ownership, a commitment to quality and results, and a strong customer service orientation.
  • Lift up to 50 pounds and stand for extended periods up to 8 hrs. daily.
  • Use safe practices and methods to handle products heavier than 50 pounds.
  • Stand and walk, as well as push, pull, squat, bend, and reach frequently during shifts.
  • Use carts, dollies, hand trucks, and other gear to move items around.
  • Bilingual in both English and Spanish preferred,
  • Personal commitment to CommonWealth Kitchen’s mission.  

Reporting

This position reports directly to the Director of Operations.

Salary, Benefits, Working Conditions

  • Hours: Staggered 8hrs a day to be discussed with DOO
  • Schedule: Monday – Friday with the possibility of some additional work outside of the standard work hours. 
  • Compensation is $65,000 – $75,000


CommonWealth Kitchen offers generous paid time off as well as group health insurance. CommonWealth Kitchen is an equal opportunity employer. CommonWealth Kitchen provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees knowing its centrality to our mission. We aspire to build a diverse staff team and community, including groups that are traditionally underrepresented among our sector leadership. 

Please indicate if you would like special accommodations during the interview process.

Apply

Please apply using the form at the bottom of this page.

Position Overview

CommonWealth Kitchen is an entrepreneurial small business development organization on a mission to build a food economy grounded in racial, social, and economic justice. As we often say, food is our passion, but equity is our mission.

The CommonWealth Kitchen, 196 Quincy Street facility currently manages the operations of several shared kitchens and storage spaces for our member businesses and Co-Manufacturing kitchen. The facility has three loading docks that receive deliveries between Monday through Friday, 8AM – 4PM.

The Shipping & Receiving Specialist is responsible for overseeing all incoming and outgoing shipments to ensure proper handling, food safety, and recordkeeping, as well as organization and monitoring of facility storage to maximize available space. This is a complex position that involves working with multiple stakeholders (member businesses, contract manufacturing crew, external vendors, carriers, and 3PL providers), problem-solving on a daily basis, and attentive recordkeeping.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Manage shipping and receiving requests and coordinate with vendors, distributors, carriers and 3PL providers to set loading dock schedule.
  • Execute receiving SOPs, confirming temperature and sanitary condition of all deliveries, checking order contents against invoice, documenting any shortages/overages for adjustment, and storing items received in appropriate location(s).
  • Maintain receiving log tracking all incoming shipments and results of receiving SOPs
  • Document any exceptions to receiving SOPs, and corrective actions taken.
  • Pick and pack orders of CWK products, schedule pickup with the appropriate carrier.
  • Generate bill of lading for all outgoing shipments; coordinate with carriers to obtain signature (effecting transfer of title) at time of pickup.
  • Coordinate with contract manufacturing and facilities teams to ensure storage space is maximized; monitor and flag stagnant storage to be addressed with appropriate stakeholder.
  • Coach member businesses on best practices for shipping, receiving, and storage.
  • Answer doors, ensure any visitors are in compliance with visitor dress code and health/safety guidelines and escort to the CWK staff person or member they are visiting.
  • Other tasks as assigned at the discretion of the Director of Operations.
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This position may include some occasional work outside of the standard work hours.

Qualifications

Required

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • 1-2 years of experience in shipping and receiving.
  • Knowledge of Google Workspace and computer basics.
  • ServSafe Food Handler certification
  • Strong organizational, problem-solving, and critical thinking abilities.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, comfort in interacting with multiple stakeholders and enforcing facility policies and procedures in a polite professional manner.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Ability to multi-task and establish priorities
  • Ability to work independently, in a fast-paced, collaborative, and diverse environment, while maintaining a strong sense of ownership, a commitment to quality and results, and a strong customer service orientation.
  • Lift up to 50 pounds and stand for extended periods up to 8 hrs. daily.
  • Use safe practices and methods to handle products heavier than 50 pounds.
  • Stand and walk, as well as push, pull, squat, bend, and reach frequently during shifts.
  • Use carts, dollies, hand trucks, and other gear to move items around.
  • Bilingual in both English and Spanish preferred.
  • Personal commitment to CommonWealth Kitchen’s mission.

Reporting

This position reports directly to the Director of Operations.

Salary, Benefits, Working Conditions

  • Hours: 7:30AM – 4:00PM (includes a 30 minute unpaid break)
  • Schedule: 8-hour shift, Monday – Friday
  • Compensation is $20.00 – $25.00 per hour
 

CWK offers generous paid time off as well as group health insurance. CommonWealth Kitchen is an equal opportunity employer. CommonWealth Kitchen provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees knowing its centrality to our mission. We aspire to build a diverse staff team and community, including groups that are traditionally underrepresented among our sector leadership.

Please indicate if you would like special accommodations during the interview process.

Apply

Please apply using the form at the bottom of this page.

Position Overview

CommonWealth Kitchen is an entrepreneurial small business development organization on a mission to build a food economy grounded in racial, social, and economic justice. As we often say, food is our passion, but equity is our mission. CommonWealth Kitchen operates a Contract Manufacturing operation that drives food production for our member businesses, local farmers, and other small food businesses. The Contract Manufacturing  Crew manages everything from ingredient preparation, production, equipment usage, to packaging and labeling and inventory control. The Manufacturing Crew is a tight-knit team composed of a Director of Manufacturing and eight Manufacturing Crew Members.  The Lead Manufacturing Crew Member is responsible for leading the CWK Manufacturing Crew Members through the three key stages: preparation, production, and packaging. This position will work closely with the Director of Manufacturing to ensure proper handling, food safety, recordkeeping, and training for all crew members. The ideal candidate is someone who enjoys working in a fast-paced environment, comfortable reading ingredients and instructions; experience working on a line or in a production kitchen, and has experience leading a team. This position is both hands on in the kitchen and provides administrative support for each production. 

Primary Responsibilities

  • Establish strong working relationships with various stakeholders including all members of the manufacturing team, facilities, and member companies in production.
  • Support the Director of Manufacturing with:
    • training new crew members on production procedures, equipment use, and food safety.
    • scheduling productions.
    • learning each production and necessary equipment operations.
  • Manage crew member weekly stations schedule.
  • Ensure the completion of daily production paperwork.
  • Coordinate with shipping and receiving about supply inventory.
  • Manage kitchen daily checklist and procedures.   
  • Lead the line on kitchen productions.
  • Serve as the kitchen point of contact in the absence of the Director of Manufacturing.
  • Other tasks as assigned at the discretion of the Director of Manufacturing.
This position may include some occasional work outside of the standard work hours.

Qualifications

Required

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • 3+ years of experience working in a kitchen.
  • ServSafe Food Handler certification required; ServSafe Manager certification preferred.
  • Experience managing a team, preferably in a kitchen setting.
  • Experience reading ingredients and following instructions.
  • Great time management skills and attention to detail.
  • Strong organizational, problem-solving, and critical thinking abilities.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Knowledge of Google Workspace and computer basics.
  • Ability to multi-task and establish priorities.
  • Lift up to 50 pounds and stand for extended periods up to 8 hrs. daily.
  • Bilingual in both English and Spanish preferred.
  • Personal commitment to CommonWealth Kitchen’s mission.

Reporting

This position reports directly to the Director of Manufacturing. 

Salary, Benefits, Working Conditions

  • Hours: 7:00AM – 3:30PM (includes a 30 min unpaid break)
  • Schedule: 8 hour shift, Monday – Friday
  • Compensation is $25.00 – $30.00 per hour

CWK offers generous paid time off as well as group health insurance. CommonWealth Kitchen is an equal opportunity employer. CommonWealth Kitchen provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees knowing its centrality to our mission. We aspire to build a diverse staff team and community, including groups that are traditionally underrepresented among our sector leadership.  Please indicate if you would like special accommodations during the interview process.

Apply

Please apply using the form at the bottom of this page.

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