Under general supervision, performs the preparation and production of various baked breads, while following food and safety guidelines. *Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.*

Essential Functions

  • Prepare baked breads (baguettes, multigrain breads, etc.) quickly and consistently from established recipes
  • Ability to measure and weigh flour, and mix various ingredients for dough preparation
  • Shape dough into different pastry types like baguettes, croissants, and sweet rolls
  • Knowledge and experience working with kitchen equipment such as: mixers, blenders, heat sources, etc.
  • Knowledge of leavening agents such as: yeast, baking powder, baking soda, etc.
  • Decorate and display finished baked products
  • Consistently use and maintain equipment to ensure proper functioning
  • Clean and maintain work areas on an ongoing basis
  • Perform miscellaneous job-related tasks/Other duties as assigned


  • Organizational Skills
  • Time Management
  • Attention to Detail
  • Product Knowledge
  • Safety and Sanitation Knowledge

Physical Demands

The employee must have the ability to: speak and hear, stand, sit, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, and reach with their hands and arms. The employee must have the ability to stand for prolonged periods where wet processes are used, wear protective footwear, wear personal protective equipment, to include gloves and a mask at all times, and work in extreme temperatures. The employee must have the ability to frequently lift and move up to 20 pounds, and occasionally lift and move up to 50 pounds.

Expected Hours of Work

This is a full-time position; nights and weekends are required.

Education and Experience

  1. High school diploma, or equivalent training and experience - required
  2. Minimum of one year food bakery experience - preferred

When responding to this posting, please include your resume – walk-ins are welcome

The employees of Ellwood Thompson’s are a proud, knowledgeable, and diverse group of down-to-earth, talented, quirky and inspired individuals who are dedicated to a clear mission. Because of this and because we are a locally-owned and independent market, we don’t take the hiring process lightly. We only hire people who are as passionate and dedicated as the rest of our team.

Our full-time employees enjoy a benefits package that includes eligibility for comprehensive health and dental insurance (with an individual option at no premium cost), short-term disability and life insurance provided at no cost to them. All of our employees are offered store discounts as well as discounts from local businesses and other organizations we partner with, plus more.

If you believe you’d be a great addition to our team, be sure to browse the open positions listed below and follow the instructions on how to apply. Once you send us your application, there’s no need to follow up with a call – we’ll definitely let you know if you’re what we’re looking for.

If you are interested in this position please email your resume and cover letter or download and complete an application from our website.

Ellwood Thompson’s offers a great benefits package including group health and dental coverage with an option for health/dental insurance at no cost to the employee, STD and Life Insurance 100% paid by company, accrued paid time off, profit sharing, employee discounts, 401K after one year, and more!

How to Apply:

  1. Come into our store! We love putting faces to names. When you get here, walk up to our Customer Service desk and ask the Manager on Duty for an application. You can fill it out in-store or at home, but be sure to take your time. You’re free to attach your resume to your application – we love seeing resumes, too! Once you’re done, return your application to the Manager on Duty or anyone at the Customer Service desk.
  2. Download your Ellwood's Job Application (PDF) and fill it out, taking your time to make sure you give us everything we’re looking for. After you’re done email it to Jobs@Ellwoodthompsons.com or bring it in! Hand it to the Manager on Duty or anyone at the Customer Service desk.

Remember, most of our positions get filled quickly and we are looking for the best, so make sure you shine!

And again – no phone calls – you can bet we’re on top of it!

Thank you for your interest!

Ellwood Thompson’s Local Market is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants are considered for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, or gender identity. We love all walks of life.

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