Mamaleh’s Delicatessen – Delivery Driver

Mamaleh’s Delicatessen is a busy, modern Jewish Delicatessen located in Kendall Square. We are looking for an enthusiastic delivery driver who will be responsible for transporting delicious, from-scratch food products and other goods from our restaurant in Cambridge to their intended location. A primary responsibility of the driver will be daily transportation of food and supplies from Cambridge to satellite location(s) with deliveries scheduled in the early morning (starting at 5:45am). In addition to inter-company deliveries, Mamaleh’s has an active catering department and the person in this role will be responsible for delivering these orders, as well. The driver is responsible for getting all goods delivered on time, intact, and with care. The driver is a vital part of our growing team and company. Their duties include collecting, organizing and loading goods, navigating the Mamaleh’s van, and delivering food and packages between restaurant locations and to catering destinations. The driver will use the Mamaleh’s Van for all deliveries and is also in charge of keeping track of its maintenance needs including gas fills.

This position is part-time consisting of two early morning shifts of about 4 hours each, starting at 5:45 am. The standard schedule includes a delivery route with two stops (starting in Cambridge and stopping in Boston and Brookline then returning to Cambridge) and second round-trip of the same stops. Additional drops may required due to volume or missing/forgotten items Catering deliveries come up on relatively short notice, and these will be offered to the delivery drivers before going to a third party company.

Responsibilities and Expectations:

Things are often changing with the business as we adapt to new models of service. The following is a list of current responsibilities:

  • Following the best practices for safety, both on the road and while loading and unloading the van
  • The van should never be left with the keys in it or running when unoccupied or unattended.
  • Communicating with other team members to ensure smooth deliveries
  • Leaving a note on the keys when returning them that identifies the location of the parked van.
  • Meeting delivery deadlines, including early morning orders (5:45am start time)
  • Fresh Bagels take priority over other delivery items.
  • Loading and unloading cargo
  • Including loading items at MDHQ (Cambridge), unloading items at MDWS (Brookline) and the reverse – unloading and reshelving any returned items.
  • Refrigerated/Frozen items should remain refrigerated/frozen as long as possible and not left out too long to preserve freshness/quality.
  • Performing basic van maintenance (gas fills, car wash, etc)
  • Keep an eye on gas levels and refill when necessary using the company gas card.

Skills and Requirements:

  • Current driver’s license
  • Safe, responsible driving skills / Clean driving record
  • Positive attitude – friendly and eager to learn
  • Able to stay positive and calm under pressure
  • Sense of urgency
  • Comfortable in a fast-paced environment
  • Work well with direction, but able to take initiative and be independent
  • Able to take constructive criticism, learn quickly and constantly improve
  • Work collaboratively with BOH staff and FOH staff

Physical Demands:

  • The physical demands for this position are seeing, hearing, speaking, reaching and lifting up to 50 pounds. This job is expected to have an early start time of 5:45am. Some deliveries are extensive and may require a few trips to and from the van for loading and unloading. These physical requirements may be accomplished with or without reasonable accommodations.

Expected On-Call Shifts:

  • We often get last minute requests for delivery, so additional hours will be offered on an as-needed basis.
  • Start time may be adjusted for special events. End time may be adjusted for business decline/volume.

Benefits Included:

  • Shift Meal/Drink: One complimentary sandwich and coffee/tea drink per shift.
  • Matched Simple IRA: A retirement plan to help you invest in your future – and you can take it with you when you leave. Any employee that has been with us for one year and has made at least $500 in that calendar year, is eligible to participate.
  • Health Insurance: Big Dipper Hospitality Group offers a Harvard Pilgrim HMO health insurance policy to all full-time (30+ hr/wk) employees, paying half of monthly premium. After 60 days of employment, you become eligible to enroll in health insurance, which will take effect on or before your 90th day of employment.
  • Perks at Work: An exclusive employee discount program for services and products. If you choose to enroll – you will receive access to hundreds of promotions as well as have the opportunity to opt in to weekly updates from Perks at Work via email
  • Discounts: Throughout the BDHG family of restaurants
  • Parking: Discounted rates at the One Kendall Square Garage
  • Discounted Gym Membership: Conveniently located on the One Kendall Square campus
  • Performance Evaluations: The schedule for these conversations relate to the start date of the employee and fits with our yearly activities. All employees will have performance evaluations to provide a stepping-stone for the employee and supervisor to:
  • Touch base about what’s going well and what needs improvement
  • Clarify expectations and set goals
  • Encourage career development
  • Growth Opportunity: Available for motivated employees who take initiative and exhibit leadership qualities, as well as a willingness to grow and learn. As a growing company, we provide opportunities to those who want to seek a new challenge in a different role or location.

About Mamaleh’s Delicatessen
Mamaleh’s Delicatessen opened in Cambridge in 2016 with the goal of bringing Jewish cuisine of decades past into the Boston present. Since opening, we’ve received much acclaim, including Bon Appetit Magazine’s 50 best new restaurants in the country, Boston Magazine’s Best Deli, and become a beloved part of the Boston community. Thanks to our tremendously loyal staff and customers, Mamaleh’s is still fighting through the Covid era, and they plan to be a Boston area staple for years to come. We currently have two additional locations in Brookline and Boston.

About BDHG
We are committed to providing the best possible work environment and exemplary work practices for our employees. Daily, we work to nurture an inclusive workplace where all staff feel included, respected, and valued. We offer competitive wages as well as a meaningful benefits package, and we continue to make strides towards evolving our business practices to address some of the intrinsic injustices in the tipped model of the hospitality industry.

The Duties Of This Position May Change From Time To Time
Big Dipper Hospitality Group (BDHG) reserves the right to add or delete duties and responsibilities at the discretion of BDHG or its managers. This job description is intended to describe the general level of work being performed. It is not intended to be all-inclusive.

BDHG Is Proud To Be An Equal Opportunity Employer
It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants and employees. We do not discriminate against applicants or employees in regard to actual or perceived race, color, creed, religion, gender (including gender identity or expression), pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, sexual orientation, marital status, domestic violence, sexual violence or stalking victim status, ancestry, national origin, alienage, age, disability, military or veteran status, genetic information or predisposing genetic characteristic, or other protected status.

Job Type: Part-time

Pay: $25.00 per hour

Day range:

  • Every weekend
  • Weekend availability
  • Weekends only

Shift: Morning shift

Education: High school or equivalent (Preferred)

License/Certification: Driver’s License (Required)

Shift availability: Day Shift (Required)

Work Location: Multiple Locations

Employment Type(s): Part-time
Base Pay: $25.00/hour

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