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Dishwasher - QA Sampling Kitchen

Location Batavia, Illinois Job Category Food Service Position Type | Full-Time
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Our Sampling Kitchen is where we carefully test our food products to bring customers the high-quality ALDI-exclusive brands and flavors they love. Supporting our buying team with food preparation, and setting up daily sampling sessions for the purpose of sensory evaluations. The best part? You'll pursue your passion for food with the support of a stable, growing company.

The objective of the role is to support the ALDI Quality Assurance Kitchen team by providing the cleaning, sanitizing and maintenance of all kitchenware and sampling areas, supplier meeting rooms, and community areas. The ideal candidate will thrive in a team environment, have good attention to detail and ability to prioritize and follow direction.

Position Type: Full-Time
Work Location: Batavia, IL

Duties and Responsibilities:
Must be able to perform duties with or without reasonable accommodation.

• Understands sampling procedures and follows them accordingly.
• Supports and assists the team to ensure proper food flow in a consistent and efficient manner.
• Maintains the high standards of hygiene, safety, cleanliness, and sanitation in the sampling kitchen areas.
• Organizes a daily cleaning routine to ensure that all kitchenware is cleaned and sanitized properly and in a timely manner.
• Supports and assists in the clean-up of the product samples during and following each sampling session.
• Supports and assists the clean-up and maintenance of the sampling areas, designated supplier meeting rooms and community areas.
• Restocks and organizes all kitchenware after cleaning and sanitizing.
• Performs all assigned tasks accurately, efficiently, and in accordance with applicable policies and procedures.
• Complies with ALDI privacy and security requirements and policies if job responsibilities include possible access to confidential and/or sensitive information.
• Other duties as assigned.

Job-specific Competencies:
Knowledge/Skills/Abilities

• Consistently demonstrates the Mindsets, ALDI Acts Competencies and Professional Skills (M.A.P.) as outlined for the role.
• Gives attention to detail and follows instruction.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
• Ability to prioritize and work under strict deadlines.
• Ability to work both independently and within a team environment.
• Ability to stay organized and multi-task efficiently.
• Develops and maintains positive relationships with internal and external parties. 
• Operates the dish machine to company and manufacturer standards. 
• Maintains regular, consistent and punctual attendance.

Education and Experience:

• High School Diploma / GED required. 
• A minimum of 1 year of relevant experience required. 
• Completes Illinois Department of Health County Certification course for food service and sanitation within 90 days of hire and the certification must be renewed and maintained according to the Illinois Department of Health guidelines required.
• Or, a combination of education and experience providing equivalent knowledge. 

Physical Requirements:

• Work may be performed in a kitchen office, remote office or a combination of both where cleaning supplies, kitchen equipment, a computer and office equipment may be used as needed to perform duties.
• Regularly required to reach, grasp, stand and move from one area to another.
• Regularly required to push, pull, bend and move and lift up to 50 lbs. 

Travel:

• Minimal travel required as needed for job related duties such as training, project work and administrative tasks.

ALDI offers competitive wages and benefits, including:

  • 401(k) Plan
  • Company 401(k) Matching Contributions
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • PerkSpot National Discount Program

In addition, eligible employees are offered:

  • Medical, Prescription, Dental & Vision Insurance
  • Generous Vacation Time & 7 Paid Holidays
  • Up to 6 Weeks Paid Parental Leave at 100% of pay
  • Up to 2 Weeks Paid Caregiver Leave at 100% of pay
  • Short and Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Life, Dependent Life and AD&D Insurance
  • Voluntary Term Life Insurance
Click here to learn more about the benefits ALDI has to offer

ALDI is committed to equal opportunity for all employees and applicants. As a proud Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE), we do not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, religion, sex, sexual stereotyping, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital status, mental or physical disability, medical condition, genetic information, military or veteran status, pregnancy (which includes pregnancy, childbirth, and medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth, or breastfeeding), or any other protected characteristic. Employment may be contingent upon ALDI's receipt of an acceptable and job-related drug test, motor vehicle report, and/or reference check, as applicable and permissible by law.

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