Req #: 4929BR
Job Title: Steward
Position Type: Full Time - Regular
Location Name: Departure
Departure Restaurant + Lounge, one of America's hottest Asian restaurants is currently hiring. Floating atop the landmark Meier & Frank Building, Departure's ambitious menu captivates diners with its' masterful remix of authentic coastal cuisines. From street food-styled starters to meal-sized classics, rice and noodle specialties to market-fresh sushi, Departure embraces the bounty of the Pacific Northwest and uses the freshest ingredients to deliver the fiery flavors of the Far East. As part of Sage Restaurant Group, we focus on building "independent" restaurants and lounges bordering our hotels in prime locations. We connect with the people that live and work in the communities we serve by providing highly designed, innovative, locally-focused food and beverage experiences. Surrounded by farms, forests and the ocean, Portland is one of America’s booming food cities with year round Farmers’ markets and artisans creating and making some of the most delicious goods in America.
Join our fun, exciting, and fast-paced staff at one of the best restaurants in town, highlighted by the culinary talents of Eater's 2014 Portland Chef of the Year and Top Chef Runner-Up, Gregory Gourdet.
Departure from Sage Restaurant Group was recognized as Top Workplaces in Oregon in 2016. As one of Oregon’s Healthiest Employers, Departure Restaurant and Lounge offers perks that are comparable to progressive employers. We offer Medical, Dental, Vision and more to all full-time associates. Save on your parking and public transportation costs by using our pre-tax savings account. Our location is right next to the center of all for MAX lines and close to the Portland Streetcar, a prime location for driving, taking public transportation, biking, or even walking to work.
Bold. Bright. Caring. Energetic. Driven. Strategic. Daring. To deliver the type of outstanding experience we aim to provide our guests, we need remarkable individuals who are passionate and committed to making a difference.If this sounds like you, then explore the career positions at Sage Restaurant Group that await you.
Under general supervision, provides the restaurant and kitchen with clean and sanitary ware.
Dealing with Ambiguity
Can effectively cope with change; can shift gears comfortably; can decide and act without having the total picture; isn’t upset when things are up in the air; can comfortably handle risk and uncertainty.
Genuinely cares about people; is concerned about their work and non-work problems; is available and ready to help; is sympathetic to the plight of others not as fortunate.
Is cool under pressure; does not become defensive or irritated when times are tough; is considered mature; can be counted on to hold things together during tough times; can handle stress; doesn’t show frustration when resisted or blocked; is a settling influence in a crisis.
Relates well to all kinds of people – up, down, and sideways, inside and outside the organization; builds appropriate rapport; builds constructive and effective relationships; can defuse even high-tension situations comfortably.
Must have basic knowledge of dish washing.
Must have vision ability to see minute objects at arms length, to read meters and controls.
Must have finger, hand and upper body dexterity to grasp dishes, push, pull, carry and lift racks, carts, and large trash bins.
Must be able to bend, squat, reach and retrieve items from above head.
Must be able to lift, push, pull and carry up to 50 lbs to include serving trays, carts, tables, chairs, and small equipment up to 75% of the time.
Balancing, stooping kneeling, crouching, crawling, reaching handling, fingering throughout the shift.
Mobility -full range of mobility and the ability to travel up to 300 feet on a regular basis throughout the shift.
Continuous standing -during preparation, during service hours or during expediting.
Must have moderate hearing to hear customers, supervisors, and communicate with other staff.
Must have excellent vision to see that product is prepared appropriately.
Must have moderate comprehension and literacy to read use records and all special requests.
Must have ability to perform multiple tasks at one time, must be able to follow verbal and written instruction, and be able to communicate both verbally and in writing.
Must be highly organized and able to pay attention to sound and sight details in crowded and noisy situations, particularly when handling multiple tasks.
Must be able to understand and follow written or verbal instruction, or instruction by example.
Must have the ability to keep breakage to a minimum by handling china, glassware and fragile equipment with care.
Operate dish machine, garbage disposal. trash compactor, broom, mop, floor buffer and other cleaning equipment. dishware handling, and floor maintenance.
Dish washing chemicals, sanitation chemicals and all purpose cleaners.
Rubber gloves, back supports and protective eye wear approximately 100% of 8 hours. Continual exposure to hazardous chemicals used for cleaning.
Prolonged standing, walking, lifting and carrying throughout entire shift in 95% indoor environment. Going in the freezer temperatures can be -10 degrees.
We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/Disabled/Veterans. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.