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Lead Steward

Yaamava’ Resort & Casino at San Manuel
Highland, CA
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The Lead Steward is primarily responsible for assisting in the cleanliness of the kitchen, service pantry, silver, china and glassware. The Lead Steward operates in representation of the Stewarding team’s best in class culture, while championing the goals and priorities of the Tribe in a manner that reflects and upholds the Tribal Community’s vision, mission and values.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

1. Directs, assists, supervises and trains all Utility Workers in maintaining all culinary work areas and equipment in a clean and orderly condition.  Coaches, monitors, and develops team members for improved performance. Responsible for enforcing current health and safety regulations/guidelines. Delegates shift station responsibilities and supervises kitchen when called upon.  Ensures team members are in compliance with uniformed appearance standards while on duty.

2. Trains team members in chemical usage and appropriate food handling practices. Practices safe food handling and sanitation duties as directed by management.

3. Takes inventory and submits to supervisor for order requests. Reports any equipment malfunctions; maintains station in a neat and orderly manner.

4. Proactively assists other team members as needed without being asked. Follows-up on projects in a timely manner and complies with departmental policies as well as with company rules, regulations, and policies set forth in the employee handbook.

5. Performs other duties as assigned to support the efficient operation of the department.


  • High School Diploma or GED required.
  • Minimum one (1) experience in a lead position preferred.
  • Minimum one (1) to three (3) year’s experience in cleaning, preferably in a hotel or casino.
  • Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook is preferred.
  • Must possess excellent organizational and communication skills.


  • At the discretion of the San Manuel Tribal Gaming Commission you may be required to obtain and maintain a gaming license.
  • Must obtain and maintain a Food Handlers Card within 90 days of employment.

San Manuel Band of Mission Indians and San Manuel Casino will make reasonable accommodations in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

As one of the largest private employers in the Inland Empire, San Manuel deeply cares about the future, growth and well-being of its employees. Join our team today!

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Yaamava’ Resort & Casino at San Manuel

777 San Manuel Boulevard

Highland, CA 92346

Yaamava’ Resort & Casino at San Manuel is located just 60 minutes from downtown Los Angeles in the city of Highland, CA. It is one of the largest casinos on the West Coast, with 7,000 slot machines, 150 table games, and five high-limit rooms. We are one of the top 10 largest casino resorts in the US.

Guests enjoy sweeping views of the San Bernardino Mountains, live entertainment, and a full array of dining options, which include The Pines Modern Steakhouse, Hong Bao Kitchen, Serrano Vista Cafe, Rock & Brews, Chingon Kitchen, Big Mo’ Cafe, and 11 bars and lounges.

The Serrano Spa earned a Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star award, and The Pines Modern Steakhouse and Yaamava’ Resorteach earned a Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star award, with all three being the first in the Inland Empire to receive such designation. Yaamava' Resort and Casino at San Manuel also received two 2023 AAA Four Diamonds ratings for the new hotel and The Pines Modern Steakhouse.

The hotel is a 17-story tower with 432 guest rooms. Guests relax in an elevated pool with a bar and private cabanas, the lavish full-service Serrano spa and salon, a health and fitness center, a full array of dining options, multiple bars and lounges, and luxe retail shops.

Indian gaming in California is an exciting, thriving industry. Whether working on the casino floor or providing support to gaming operations as a “behind the scenes” employee, you can contribute to a dynamic and challenging business and have opportunities to learn and grow with the gaming industry.

At San Manuel, our team members define us. Working at San Manuel is more than just a job. It is a career that will help you grow into the successful professional you want to be.

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Our benefits focus on five key areas of wellness - financial, emotional, physical, social, and occupational - because we know it takes more than a salary to thrive. The benefits under each category include everything from retirement, insurance and dental benefits to emotional wellness programs, home repair services, and much more. 

Our employees have the option to select the benefits that best support their lives and their wellness.