Basket Washer

  • United States Bakery
  • Portland, OR, USA
  • Apr 25, 2022
Full time General Labor

Job Description

Are you ‘bread’ for success?

Come make $ dough $ with us!

Franz Family Bakery was founded in 1906 in the Pacific Northwest and has become one of country’s most successful bakeries. We produce a variety of baked products, marketed under a wide range of premium labels, all made with quality ingredients and a superior baking process. We employ over 4,000 employees and distribute our products in Alaska, Idaho, California, Utah, Montana, Oregon, and Washington.

Take your career to the next level and join our exciting team. Franz offers employees excellent benefits including:

  • Competitive Wages
  • Comprehensive Healthcare
  • Generous Holiday and Vacation
  • Pension and Retirement funds
  • Discount Franz Products
  • Growth and Development Opportunities

We are seeking a Basket Washer to join our hard working and fast-paced team in Portland, OR. The Basket Washer is responsible for operating machines that wash baskets in our fast-paced Bakery. Places baskets into movable bed. Operates controls to set specifications of water or steam from jets in machine. Starts machine that moves conveyor to clean basket. Examines baskets and removes remaining foreign matter. May measure and pour soap or detergent into wash water. This is a full-time position. Split days off.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:  

  • Performs the cleaning of surfaces (floors, ceilings, equipment, etc.) in the entire bakery; including internal parts and surfaces of machinery and equipment.
  • Disposes of bakery wastes and scraps in designated areas.
  • Uses a variety of cleaning tools, buckets, mops, vacuums, brooms, air pressure devices and pressure washers during the normal course of a work shift.
  • Works in a safe manner at all times.
  • Periodically uses scissor lifts and ladders for scheduled maintenance procedures.
  • Additional duties and/or responsibilities as assigned.
  • Must uphold the Company’s core values.

Job Requirements:

  •  SHIFT & HOURS: New employees will be assigned to any work day: Monday through Sunday; and any shift: Day, Swing and/or Graveyard based upon sanitation needs. A set schedule of days, shifts, and/or hours per week will be based solely upon the union bid process
  • High school graduate or GED required.
  • Some previous work experience preferred.
  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs. frequently
  • Must be able to stand for 8 or more hours and perform repetitive bending, reaching, and grasping of tools and equipment.
  • Frequent kneeling/squatting, bending, lifting, carrying, and pushing/pulling of 50 to 100 pounds.
  • Must be able to work any day, including holidays, and any shift.
  • Must have reliable attendance to meet employer’s attendance standards for 24/7 production facility.
  • Ability to work in a high temperature environment supporting fast paced machinery.
  • Will be exposed to cleaning solutions, flour dust, dust and various chemicals.
  • Must join the union within 30 days of hire.


Franz Bakery is an Equal Opportunity Employer – M/F/Veteran/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity