Chocolate Factory Assistant

Company Overview

Dandelion Chocolate

Dandelion Chocolate Website
Dandelion Chocolate is a bean-to-bar chocolate maker in San Francisco’s Mission District. We make chocolate from only two ingredients, cocoa beans and cane sugar, and travel to origins as often as we can to build good, trusting relationships with the producers who grow and ferment the beans. We’re always searching for flavorful, quality cocoa beans and now we’re seeking a positive, detail-oriented Factory Assistant who will ensure that the farmer’s and producer’s dedication, care, and attention is reflected in the high quality of our chocolate. We can’t do it without you -- the quality of our chocolate is a direct reflection of our seamless operations comprised of teamwork, learning, and a deep desire to continuously improve.

Job Categories

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Job Duties

- Foiling chocolate bars and packing chocolate -- Check quality according to the team’s best practices to help reach each month’s goals.
- Weigh and pack ground chocolate into bags and boxes. Use our internal lot tracking system to correctly label product.
- Loading molds into tempering line -- Keep tempering line supplied with chocolate molds and tap off any extra chocolate flecks.
- Other tasks/Cleaning and organizing -- Tidy and organize chocolate production area including cleaning chocolatey areas to ensure a safe, clean, and hazard-free workspace at all times. Wash dishes/tools using our industrial dishwasher.
- Team work -- You have a positive attitude and people want to work with you again (and again and again.)
- Self-starter -- Ask questions and comply with company policies and service procedures. You have excellent time management skills. You use your time efficiently and proactively ask for other tasks when you have unexpected downtime.
- Safety-minded -- We work with heavy machinery each day and our team members depend upon each other to maintain strict safety standards.
- Other tasks as necessary

Job Requirements

- Availability -- Available either part-time (9:00am-1:00pm Monday through Friday) or full-time.
- Kitchen or factory experience -- Previous experience working in a kitchen is a huge plus, especially the habits of washing hands, labeling and dating finished products, and working thoughtfully around others.
- Physical Strength -- Ability to perform tasks requiring bending, stooping, walking and standing throughout shift.

Skills/Experience Preferred

About You
When working repetitive tasks you easily slip into a zen state of mind. You are eager to help the team, offering assistance where it is needed. You are self-motivated and feel great satisfaction with a spotless workspace where every item is in its place. Throughout the day, you work efficiently and with an eye for the quality standards necessary for the factory space. The team knows they can always rely on you to help them clean up a chocolate spill or give an extra hand when a task takes longer than expected. Above all, you are a team player with a passion for working with a quality product.

Compensation

starts at $19/hour

Benefits

The benefits and perks continue beyond a robust chocolate education. Dandelion Chocolate constantly invests in our people and culture. All team members have the option to enroll in our 401k program. All employees receive paid vacation time, holiday pay, and paid sick time. In addition, our team members enjoy commuter benefits, FSAs, local gym discounts, chocolate tasting opportunities, the chance to travel to origin and our Japan locations, and a range of opportunities to grow and develop within the company.

Hours

Part-Time or Full-Time

Resume Required

Yes

Cover letter Required

Yes

Other Application Requirements

Dandelion is growing and we are invested in employees who take ownership over their role and are interested in contributing in a bigger way with us. You will stand out from the crowd if your resume is accompanied by a cover letter with a few sentences about your most memorable food experience. We look forward to hearing from you! In accordance with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records for employment.
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