Assembler: SE Portland


$15/hr. + additional hourly tips

Schedule: (3 Available)

Wednesday to Sunday from 5:00 am to 1:30 pm (Days Off: Monday and Tuesday) 

Tuesday to Saturday from 5:00 am to 1:30 pm (Days Off: Sunday and Monday)  

Thursday to Monday from 5:00 am to 1:30 pm (Days Off: Tuesday and Wednesday) 

Our sandwiches and salads are our pride and joy! They are at the very heart of our mission to serve "fresh local foods from scratch." Each day, in our Central Production Kitchen, Elephants Delicatessen creates the highest quality food from scratch to sell at our deli retail stores. We need a fast-moving and reliable person to help assemble our several beautiful salads: Chicken Ceasar, Cobb, and seasonal selections - using fresh, high-quality ingredients!

This is an entry-level job and a great way to break into a production kitchen career. This job is for you if you love the back of house roles!

As the Assembler, you will:

  • Prep ingredients for our many different salads, sandwiches, & catering trays. 
  • Ensure all ingredients in their station are fresh and held at the right temperature.
  • Prepare food recipes perfectly to specifications; follow written instructions.
  • Maintain the highest quality standards and ensure that every salad you create will delight our customers!
  • This is a perfect fit if you have team spirit and work well with others and can work efficiently and neatly.
  • You will thrive in this position if you are easygoing, flexible, a hard worker and have excellent personal hygiene.

Other job requirements:

  • Kitchen and/or production experience is preferred
  • Oregon food handler’s permit
  • Food service experience
  • Impeccable hygiene
  • Able to lift 50 lbs. regularly, and stand for several hours, bend, twist, stoop in a fast-paced kitchen environment (with reasonable accommodation)

Your Mission is our Mission

A certified B Corporation, Elephants Delicatessen is passionate about great local foods from scratch and our social mission: community involvement, employee well-being, and environmental protection.

Our people are the most valuable asset we have. The collective sum of the individual differences, life experiences, knowledge, inventiveness, innovation, self-expression, unique capabilities and talent that our employees invest in their work represents a significant part of not only our culture, but our reputation and company’s achievement as well.


We provide a competitive wage and benefit package for our employees, which includes:

  • Paid vacation and sick time
  • Kaiser Medical coverage, with alternative care as a bonus (acupuncture, chiropractic, massage therapy, etc.)
  • Dental, FSA, and 401k
  • Starting on 08/01/2021, Benefits will be available the first day of the month after 30 days of employment.
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Discounts on our yummy, made-from-scratch food
  • A fun, energetic environment
  • Chance to win employee raffles
  • Discounts at selected B Corporations
  • Cell phone discounts with Verizon and Sprint
  • Discount at and Shoes for Crews
  • Counseling services
  • Training and support
  • Opportunities for advancement
  • The opportunity to make a difference: We value every employee’s contributions and ideas

Full time
Salary Range
$27,000.00 - 40,000.00
per Year
Salary range estimated by
Portland, OR 97214, US