Seasonal Production Assistant

Brooklyn Candle Studio

Posted 20 days ago


Full Time
New York City
Sunset Park, Brooklyn
$18/hr

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES include but are not limited to:

Performing all tasks under the Production department, such as:
Preparing wicks and putting the wicks into the appropriate vessels, while maintaining accuracy and precision
Pouring candles by hand and by using equipment, while maintaining production pace and keeping a clean workstation
Labeling and cleaning candles by hand and by using equipment, while maintaining product integrity with aesthetic care
Regularly perform QC checks to confirm quality standards are met

Assisting with tasks under the Shipping departments, such as:
Receiving freight shipments of supplies from our building's loading docks
Safely using a pallet jack to maneuver freight shipments in our warehouse
Assisting with packing, barcoding, and palletizing orders as needed

Proactively contribute to keeping personal workstation, department area, storage spaces, and common areas clean and organized

Keeping production supplies (labels, boxes, wicks, vessels, etc.) organized and easily accessible for warehouse inventory

Keeping finished goods inventory organized and easily accessible for shipping

Proactively report low raw materials stock or finished goods inventory to Production Manager

WORK ENVIRONMENT: Warehouse environment, temperature controlled

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Able to stand on feet 8+ hours a day
Able to regularly lift 50+ pounds, sometimes overhead
Able to regularly kneel, bend, and squat
Able to regularly climb a ladder and lift overhead
Able to regularly push, pull, and carry heavy objects
Vision: Able to read data and a computer screen
Hearing: Able hear co-workers, delivery drivers, and workplace visitors
Sense of Smell: Ability to smell is necessary for quality checking
Equipment Operation: use of pallet jack, air compressors, and production machinery (no prior experience required)

MENTAL & PSYCHOLOGICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Comprehension: Understand and retain directions
Reading/Writing: Excellent reading/writing skills
Speaking: Communicate effectively with co-workers, delivery drivers, and other workplace visitors
Decision Making: Use advanced problem-solving techniques and possess strong critical thinking skills
Attention to Task/Detail: Laser-sharp attention to detail, ability to stay organized, and multi-task
Interaction with Others: Able to interact with others in a positive and friendly manner

DESIRED TRAITS & QUALITIES:
No minimum education is required; a bachelor's degree may be an indicator of capacity for this position
1+ years in a production preferred; or other similar physically demanding, fast-paced, and detail-oriented role
Ability to develop and maintain positive internal and external working relationships with a diverse group of individuals; a team player but also able to work just as well independently
Familiarity with Microsoft Office, Google Workspace, and Slack
Comfortable with basic math skills
Keen attention to detail
Self-motivated with a strong work ethic and sense of urgency
A no-job-is-too-small attitude
Willingness to adapt to changes in the daily workflow

PLUSES:
Bilingual, but not required
Knowledge of UPS, FedEx, USPS practices
Previous experience using a pallet jack and/or packing large pallet orders
Openness to learning new skills across departments

TO APPLY: Please include a resume and brief cover letter detailing your interest in the position and any relevant work experience. Due to a high volume of applications, only complete applications will be considered.

THE INTERVIEW PROCESS:
The hiring team will review applications on a rolling basis. Candidates we are interested in moving forward with will receive an email inviting them to schedule an initial video interview. The initial interviews are conducted via GoogleMeet and take about 30 minutes.

Following the video interview, we offer in-person trial shifts to candidates we think may be a good fit for the position. The trial shift is paid at our starting hourly rate of $18/hr and is scheduled for 4 hours. The trial shift is meant to give candidates an opportunity to see our space, meet the team, and get a feel for what an average day in the role would look like.

After the trial shift, the hiring team will follow up within two weeks with our hiring decision.

About Us

Brooklyn Candle Studio is an independent home fragrance design and manufacturing studio based out of Brooklyn, New York. Our core line of products include handcrafted candles, room sprays, and reed diffusers. We produce and ship our products out of our warehouse space in Industry City - a hub of makers, designers, artists, and small businesses. Our dreamy scents are inspired by nature and travel, and our aesthetic is minimalist yet impeccably chic. We always use the highest quality of ingredients.

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