Process Room Worker

Refectory/Encinitas, CA

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Position Summary

  • Part-time position, 3 days per week (Monday – Wednesday), 8 hours each day.
  • Assists in filling and delivery of orders for monastics, Retreat, Refectory, Retreat household, and Books & Gifts.
  • Sanitation and preparation of vegetables for Ashram Center and Retreat.
  • Assists in the day to day maintenance and cleaning of Refectory and other locals as necessary.
  • Other position-related tasks, as assigned.


  • Responsible for assistance in filling orders, inventory and stocking all necessary dairy, food and household items for Retreat, Refectory and Ashram Center.
  • Prepares lettuce, salad vegetables and all other vegetables for Refectory kitchen in accordance with food safety and sanitation standards following SERVSAFE guidelines.
  • Responsible for the delivery, as well as the pick-up of food for Retreat, Nuns’ Annex and Hermitage according to SERVSAFE guidelines.
  • Maintains FIFO standards with First In, First Out, in all stocking all food and household items.
  • Assists in filling Monks’, Nuns’ and Postulant Ashram orders.
  • Assists with orders and receives produce from Produce Garden.
  • Places weekly orders with vendors via telephone.
  • Receives and checks in deliveries from outside vendors; accounts for, stores and distributes stock items.
  • Maintains inventory of walk-in storeroom.
  • Responsible for the restocking of Refectory supplies.
  • Responsible for the pick-up and delivery of laundry for Refectory and Retreat.
  • Empties trash, sweeps, and mops Process Room, Refectory, Nuns’ Dining Room and restrooms.
  • Maintains cleanliness of the outside area of both the Refectory and Process Room.
  • Responsible to follow SRF’s policies and established processes.
  • Other position-related tasks, as assigned.


  • A background and experience in food services and/or food preparation preferred.
  • A Food Handler’s Certificate recommended.
  • Ability and skills to perform responsibilities in a manner that meets SRF standards.
  • Proficiency with the English language.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • The ability to work well and in cooperation with a variety of personalities and individuals.
  • The ability to represent SRF adequately when dealing with employees, monastics and the public.
  • Organization skills with the ability to attend to detail.
  • Must have valid California Driver’s License and have the ability to safely operate the food delivery truck.
  • Basic math skills.
  • Must be able to lift and transport 50 pounds and push and pull up to 200 pounds.
  • Work involves strenuous bending, lifting and periods of continuous standing.
  • A minimum of four years high school or the equivalent skills.
  • The ability to function well in a multi-task environment.
  • The ability to honor and maintain a strict level of confidentiality.

This is a 24 hour per week position, Monday through Wednesday.

Local candidates only please. No reimbursement for relocation costs offered for this position.

We provide paid sick, vacation, holiday time, and retirement plan.

Please email your resume and salary requirements to No phone calls please.

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