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Barista - Oakland (3037 Oakland Dr., Kalamazoo)

Summary of Position:

Being a barista is a trade and an art. We take it seriously, with an intense training period, homework, hands-on and written testing, and very high standards. Must love serving people. Experience in a fast-paced customer service environment preferred but no coffee experience necessary.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Provide superior service by building professional, friendly rapport with customers
  • Educate patrons on menu offerings
  • Accurately process transactions through our point of sale; maintain a balanced drawer throughout a shift
  • Maintain high quality standards for all food and drink preparation; adhere to all Water Street Coffee recipes and standards
  • Follow all food safety protocol; consistently clean and re-stock all work areas

Position Requirements:

  • Required to use hands and fingers to handle, feel and operate equipment
  • Required to stand and walk for long periods of time; shifts are 4-8 hours in length
  • Required to lift/move up to 50 pounds
  • Required to frequently talk and hear

Preferred Skills:

  • Strong listening and verbal communication skills
  • Superior customer service skills
  • Ability to multi-task and work with a sense of urgency
  • Passion for quality food and beverage
  • Ability to work as a team player and promote a cooperative work atmosphere

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time

Pay: $13.00 - $17.00 per hour

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