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Twisted Thistle Apothicaire

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Twisted Thistle Apothicaire

Job Summary

$15 per hour
Job Type
Job Last Posted
Job posted 7 days ago
Job Role
Operations Associate, Warehouse Worker
Employer's Industry
Retail, Warehouse & Manufacturing
Job Schedule
Evenings, Weekends, Mornings, Afternoons, Weekdays

Job Description

The Twisted Thistle Apothicaire’s are traditional medicinal herbal teas and gift shops. We source bulk herbs from a number of locations and package them (individually or as blends) into our own packaging – this is where you come in!

This is a bit of a multifaceted job that requires two distinct temperaments and strengths:

  1. The ability to focus on a repetitive task (like packing) for extended periods of time, while keeping a self-directed pace, and
  2. A mind which can actively assess and organize, which demands precision and an ability to catch mistakes and rectify them.

The first strength refers to the aspect of the job which includes the packing of herbs into bags, and sealing and labeling the bags, as well as cleaning and organizing the packing area.

Situations where the second strength comes in handy include comparing batches of bulk herbs to find inconsistencies, assessing stock levels for ordering bulk herbs on a monthly basis, keeping an eye on labeling and barcoding to ensure accuracy, and controlling proper stock rotation for the sake of freshness.

A large part of the job is tedious (and thus is not a good match if you're looking for a creative or people-focused job) however accuracy is key, so clear attention to detail is a must!  Also, we take the time to train effectively so the right person can succeed (and move up the pay scale and within the business). We begin by training for the packing/labeling/stock-rotation/cleaning part of the job, and expand into other responsibilities within a month or two.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Firstly, this is a 3-4 day/week position (24-30 hours) with weekend availability a MUST:
    • 6-8 hours a day of packing while adhering to food safety standards, and labeling and sealing.
    • All employees adhere to COVID-19 cleaning and social distancing protocols
  • Additional tasks/responsibilities which fit into these 3-4 days:
    • Restocking and Stock Rotation
    • Cleaning Tea/Kitchenette area and floor of back room
    • Cleaning the Packing Area
    • Taking out the recycling and your trash from the back room and packing area
    • Making Blends
    • Deep clean of the back room (1x/month)
    • General Merchandise Receiving & Allocating
    • Inventory Control/Count
    • Preparing weekly inventory transfer

These are other tasks that, in time, you will learn and may become part of your responsibilities:

  • Stock Taking all bulk herbs (1/month)
  • Placing Bulk Herb Orders (1/month)
  • Receiving Bulk Herb Order into stock and combining stock.
  • Stock taking all packing supplies and stationary

The qualifications/requirements for the job are more focused on temperament than work history & in a nutshell are:

  • Efficient, self-motivated, and self-directing
  • Enjoy repetitive tasks
  • Happy to do cleaning tasks and enjoys keeping a tidy workspace
  • Able to follow instructions and remember them
  • Able to take charge when needed
  • Eye for detail and values precision
  • Consistent
  • Trustworthy
  • Positive Attitude 

**Please note that additional responsibilities may be assigned. The expectation is that the Operations Packer will exhibit adaptability and will be able to switch gears at a given moment to meet the needs of the business.

Ultimately, this job lends itself to someone who can find pleasure in repetitive tasks (podcasts/music/audiobooks allowed!) while offering a clear and accurate attention to detail!

If that sounds like you, we would love to hear from you soon!

Business Overview

Our Story

Twisted Thistle Apothicaire takes pride in being a hub of health, happiness, and education in our community. We have a heart-felt desire to help people discover herbs and other products that create positive change in their lives. Our two locations in San Francisco & Berkeley are community centers — run by people who care, and filled with herbs and products which can help calm the anxieties of life, fill the bedroom with magic, take back control from an addiction, reduce the physical, emotional and mental drain of a night out, and help prevent and combat most health challenges.

Twisted Thistle was founded by Naomi and Ethan - we love herbs, health, and supporting our community!

Why Work With Us?

We are a diverse, loving group of people who want each person involved to find their personal goals and see how this job can support those and vise versa. We want this creative, vibrant community to continue growing!

Team Size

11-50 team members


Culture & Perks

Family Owned
Casual Dress
Team Events
Community Oriented
Mission Driven
Work-life Balance
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