Penn National Gaming Turf Bartender - 1st Shift in Hobbs, New Mexico


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A career in gaming? At Penn National Gaming we think you’ll enjoy an exciting industry, fast-paced days and nights, diverse, enthusiastic co-workers, unlimited growth and support from one of the leaders in the industry.

An individual could be successful if they possess the following.

Your daily responsibilities include


Mixes and serves alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages to guests in a courteous and timely manner. Increase the revenue of the company by providing excellent service to customers. Sells and cashes winning pari-mutuel tickets for patrons.


  • Greets guests in a timely manner and obtains beverage and/or food orders. Initiates conversation with guests.

  • Mix ingredients such as liquor, soda, water, and fruit juice to prepare beverages.

  • Serves alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. Ensure legal drinking age when unsure for alcoholic beverages.

  • Know drink prices and proper measurement.

  • Know information regarding all Food & Beverage Outlets to have ability to inform guests when they ask.

  • Operate cash register: accept money from customers and count back appropriate change; process credit card purchases; count and balance money/credit card purchases, and comps against receipts in register before and after each shift.

  • Sell pari-mutuel tickets to patrons via a hand-held device.

  • Cash pari-mutuel tickets for patrons.

  • Follow cash handling procedures.

  • Order and requisition liquors and supplies.

  • Prepare garnishments.

  • Arrange bottles and glasses to make attractive display.

  • Pre-bus station regularly.

  • Assist with inventory and inventory control.

  • Complete assigned opening and closing side work.

  • Claim tips received according to laws governing wage reporting.

  • Provides Red Carpet Service to every patron and employee.

  • Must work well under pressure, and meet multiple and sometimes competing deadlines.

  • Adhere to all corporate and local policies, procedures, and operating guidelines.

  • Perform duties in a safe manner; report any potential safety hazards to management staff.

  • May be required to answer questions when a manager is not available.

  • Must at all times demonstrate ethical and cooperative behavior with guests, co-workers and leadership.

  • Performs other duties as may be assigned by department and/or company management.


  • This position has no supervisory responsibilities.

To be successful in this position it will require the following skill set


To perform the job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Must be a minimum of 21 years of age.

  • High school diploma or G.E.D preferred.

  • 2 to 3 years relevant experience or equivalent combination of education and experience required.

  • Must qualify for licensing with the New Mexico Racing Commission.

  • Must qualify for certification through NMAST.

  • Ability to read, write and speak English required.

  • Strong customer service and interpersonal skills are required.

  • Ability to work as part of a team and to promote cooperative approach between departments.

  • Ability to work unsupervised.

  • Strong knowledge of spirits, wine, champagne, mixed cocktails.

  • Basic math skill is required, ability to handle cash and accurately make change.

  • Maintain a professional, neat and well-groomed appearance adhering to company standards and work varied shifts, which will include weekends and holidays.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Frequent brisk walking, climbing stairs, bending, lifting, stretching, reaching, kneeling, squatting, and standing for long periods of time.

  • Walking and/or standing 90% of the time.

  • Lifting up to 50 pounds to stack, store or move materials, supplies and equipment.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential function.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee mostly works inside the building. The employee is regularly exposed to airborne particles, toxic fumes and/or chemicals.

  • The noise level in the work environment is very loud.

  • Exposure to bright lighting.

  • Exposure to unrestricted second-hand smoke.

Something to leave you with

Penn National Gaming is more than you may realize. We have properties throughout the United States and Canada and are embarking on an aggressive growth mode. Our departments and areas of opportunity are ideal for just about any skill set. And our company-wide commitment to making sure our guests smile as much as we do means you’ll enjoy a fun working environment.

Now that you have read about who we are, here is your opportunity to see what we're about!

Equal Opportunity Employer

Job ID 2018-51747

Casino Property Zia Park Casino

Position Type Seasonal

Category Food and Beverage