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Employment Opportunities at Three Stone Hearth

 

Working at Three Stone Hearth is a great opportunity for engagement in meaningful work, skill development and personal growth. It is a demanding environment, and a rewarding one. Our goal is to build a successful, sustainable business, and cultivate a thriving community within our walls.

Three Stone Hearth is a cooperatively run, worker-owned company. Currently we have 18 worker-owners--almost half our staff. We offer 100% employer-paid medical, dental and vision benefits (for staff working at least 30 hours per week), employee discounts on our products, and a nutrient-dense communal staff lunch any day you work five hours or more.

We are committed to creating a self-directed and self-managing workplace, which is always evolving. In 2013, we adopted Holacracy as our "operating system" for organizing our work, which is designed to decentralize authority, raise transparency, and encourage full participation. We're looking for people who are excited by this opportunity to participate in a progressive workplace.

 

Specific employment opportunities are listed below. To apply, email hiring@threestonehearth.com

Interested applicants should send a current resume and cover letter. Please DO NOT CALL, do not leave phone messages and do not drop in. We will only consider candidates that contact us through email.   Email should include a basic introduction and a little about yourself, your email, phone number and your current resume.

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Cook

Three Stone Hearth is seeking a full-time experienced Cook.  

Job Summary

At Three Stone Hearth, the Cook is accountable for preparing raw ingredients, keeping a good pace, executing recipes or tasks as requested, tracking mise en place, jarring and labeling products, keeping a clean work space, and overall kitchen clean-up. We are using Holacracy as a governance structure, and all employees have an opportunity to evolve the company’s structure as part of their work. We are also a worker-owned cooperative, and all employees have a path to ownership.

Required Education, Experience, and Skills

  • Minimum one-year experience working in a commercial kitchen or equivalent. 
  • Food Handler’s or Safe Serve Certification, upon hire.
  • Willingness and enthusiasm for going through candidacy process for worker-ownership of the Company. 
  • Co-operative experience a plus! 
  • Strong attention to detail. 
  • Highly organized; capacity to multi-task, set priorities, and respond quickly to changing needs.

 

Personal Attributes

  • High level of professionalism. No drama or bad attitudes please. 
  • Upbeat, flexible, team player, with good relationship-building skills; this position will need to foster and maintain good working relationships. 
  • Experience working with whole, organic fruits and vegetables, sprouted grains, raw and cultured dairy, and pasture-raised meats, preferred not required. 
  • Familiarity with principles of food sustainability, including principles of Weston A. Price Foundation, preferred, not required. 
  • Familiarity with Holacracy appreciated but not required.
  • Ability to be patient in a diverse environment with multi-users of varying skills levels.

 

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to stand for extended periods of time. 
  • Ability to lift and carry 50 pounds. 
  • Willingness to work in a fast-paced environment.

 

COMPENSATION  

$15.00/hour. Fully paid health benefits are paid to full-time (30+ hours/weekly) employees, nourishing and delicious staff lunches are provided and a generous product discount. Position could be part-time, 3 days/week; must be able to work a weekend day. 

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Buyer, visual merchandiser, of brick and mortar store

To Maintain current basket of goods in accordance to TSH standards while attaining the best prices and maintaining positive communication with vendors while researching new products to bring in. Ensure received product is of highest quality and up to food safety standards while ensuring accurate paperwork, pricing and security of inventory. Efficiently and accurately rotate and stock product for Brick and Mortar store, merchandise, promote through signage and social media.

Essential Functions:

  •         Use NOP in-house software to accurately forecast retail product needs and maintain inventory
  •         Able to learn Shopkeep POS system front and back of house
  •         Monitor, research, and negotiate for product with vendors ensuring the highest quality product for the best price, while maintaining a positive relationship with them.
  •         Verify incoming product quantity and quality and notify finance dept. of shipment discrepancies or problems, call vendors and handle these in a timely fashion. Sign for deliveries with appropriate adjustments to invoices. Help with unloading as needed.
  •         Looking for the right person who can create and maintain functional ordering system.
  •         Request credit from vendors as needed and maintain credit records. Enter invoices and price updates into spreadsheet.
  •         FIFO products. Maintain approximate floor plan in storage areas. Organize and tidy storage areas to prepare for incoming deliveries.
  •         Maintain cleanliness in receiving and storage areas working out systems with Cashiers.
  •         Participate in weekly inventory as directed.
  •         Work in a safe manner, following all safety procedures, food safety requirements, and foster a safe, positive, an inclusive work environment
  •         Work in conjunction with Communications circle on social media posts
  •         Work directly with Cashiers/Sales persons, jump in cashiering and sales.
  •         Perform other tasks as needed.

Qualifications:

  •         At least one year's experience with food service ordering/receiving
  •         Willingness to learn about heath supportive foods, alternative diets and follow product buying criteria for Three Stone Hearth’s product line.
  •         Willingness to learn about WAPF, GAPS, AIP and Gluten free diets.  And be able to understand why eating organic, local and sustainably is a good thing!
  •         Demonstrated customer service skills, including ability to project friendly, outgoing presence and work with all kinds of people.
  •         Ability to sustain a strong focus on detail and maintain a prolonged commitment to tasks
  •         Ability to organize complex tasks and ability to work independently with responsibilities to multiple circles
  •         Ability to be flexible in the face of changing priorities
  •         Ability to take the initiative to fill unstructured job time
  •         Strong verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to give clear instructions
  •         Knowledge of basic functions in spreadsheet, browser software, Google suite. Mac and PC functionality.
  •         Ability to work well with others in fast-paced team environment
  •         Knowledge of groceries and natural foods with a critical eye
  •         Flexible person who loves to wear many hats and is enthusiastic about selling.

Essential Duties and requirements of the position:

  •         Ability to lift 50 lbs, bending, reaching, standing and sitting.

Compensation: this position is PAID: hourly, $16-$18/hr DOE

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Order Fulfillment/Packer 

Three Stone Hearth is seeking a part-time Order Fulfillment/Packer.  Must be able to work Wednesdays from 12:00 PM -7:30 PM and Thursdays from 9 AM - 5:30 PM.


Job Summary

At Three Stone Hearth, the Order Fulfillment/Packer’s primary role is to ensure that all customer orders are filled and appropriately packaged, and that all products are inventoried.

Required Education, Experience, and Skills

Packing Deliveries

  •         Review weekly products. This includes getting familiar with new items, reviewing inventory numbers, and ensuring proper shelving, labeling, and organizing as needed.
  •         Inventory all packing materials. Ensure adequate supplies for the week’s delivery needs and alert manager of needed items.
  •         Determine the packing priorities based on arrival of delivery pickup driver. Consider the order of what must be packed first based on driver’s schedules and availability of products.
  •         Fill all delivery orders accurately and in a timely manner. Pack all items to maximize food safety and minimize breakage.
  •         Inventory all products upon closure of the store. This includes counting all items, recording accurate numbers and labeling products as needed.
  •         Manage inventory forms and glass return paperwork. This includes making copies and keeping paperwork organized.
  •         Communicate with Lead Link regarding missing inventory and miss-pulled items.
  •         Maintain a clean, orderly work-space.
  •         Attend staff meetings and trainings as required.

 

Customer Service

  •         Fill all walk-in orders in a courteous and helpful manner.
  •         Fulfill wholesale orders accurately and promptly.
  •         Answer customer questions or refer them to appropriate people.
  •         Package all unclaimed orders by the end of the store day.

 

Other duties as assigned.

 

Required Education, Experience, and Skills

  •         Minimum 6 months experience working in retail, customer service or equivalent.
  •         Safe Serve Certification, upon hire.
  •         Strong attention to detail.
  •         Highly organized; capacity to multi-task, set priorities, and respond quickly to changing needs.
  •         Experience working with whole, organic fruits and vegetables, sprouted grains, raw and cultured dairy, and pasture-raised meats (preferred).
  •         Familiarity with principles of food sustainability, including principles of Weston A. Price Foundation (preferred, not required).

 

Required Personal Attributes

  •         High level of professionalism, integrity and capacity to interact with the public.
  •         Team player, with good relationship-building skills; this position will need to foster and maintain good working relationships.
  •         Enthusiasm for Three Stone Hearth’s values, including sustainability, community, and health.
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Physical Requirements

  •         Willingness to work in a fast-paced environment.
  •         Ability to stand for extended periods of time. 
  •         Ability to lift and carry 50 pounds regularly.

 

Compensation  

This position is paid hourly at $13.75/hour; on October 1, 2018 the hourly rate goes up to $15.00. Fully paid health benefits are paid to full-time (30+ hours/weekly) employees, nourishing and delicious staff lunches are provided and a generous product discount.

How to apply

Email hiring@threestonehearth.com
Interested applicants should send a current resume and email cover letter to the address above. Please do not call, do not leave phone messages and do not drop in. We will only consider candidates that contact us through email.   Email should include a basic introduction and a little about yourself, your email, phone number and your current resume.   

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Part-time Receiver

The Receiver’s primary roles are receiving deliveries of ingredients such as dry goods, produce, and raw meats etc. Organization of walk-ins (2 refrigerators and 1 freezer) and other ingredient storage areas. Monitoring inventory of perishable ingredients in  coordination with daily kitchen production. Must be able to work Mondays and Fridays; additional day/s are available. 

Accountable for:

  • Greeting delivery drivers and farmers with incoming deliveries.

  • Checking the contents of deliveries to ensure they match the order invoices

  • For certain deliveries, checking for quality as well as quantity

  • Alerting Ingredient Buyer and Kitchen Expeditor (“Expo”) if a mistake is identified

  • Starting the process for returning unsatisfactory shipments

  • Properly labeling and putting away received orders

  • Organizing and FIFO-ing ingredients in their designated zone

  • Reviewing expected orders at the beginning, during and end of day for accuracy, and communicating any concerns to the Expo and Ingredient Buyer

  • Keeping receiving area organized and cleared

  • Communicating with Perishable Ingredient Monitor (“PIM”) about leftover perishable goods.

  • Working in a fast-paced, physical environment

  • Spending time in cold or frozen storage zones

  • Heavy lifting, pushing and pulling; 50-80 pounds at a time

  • Maintaining quality of service by following operational and safety standards

  • “Floating” as needed to support kitchen production or dishwashing and other duties during  downtime

Our ideal candidate has:

  • Two or more years of warehousing experience; work in the areas of restaurant, grocery or other food business is a plus

  • Basic computer skills

  • Strong organizational and communication skills: setting priorities, following procedures, keeping track of many things throughout the day, etc.

Compensation: DOE

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