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Essential Functions

50%     Keep displays, shelves and refrigerated cases properly stocked and faced according to department guidelines

20%     Examine fresh merchandise and “cull” out the unacceptable product according to department guidelines and rotate dated and/or perishable merchandise in accordance with store procedures, pulling any out of date merchandise from the shelf, and handle damaged and/or spoiled products according to department procedures and apply department established standards to reduce loss of profitable product (shrink)

10%     Maintain good cleaning and sanitization of the Produce Preparation areas, as well as sales areas with the manner and procedure established by the department and in accordance with all applicable health regulations

10%     Assist customers in locating and/or retrieving merchandise

10%     Assist in receiving and unloading of merchandise, including checking the merchandise received to ensure proper count, quality and conditions


Secondary Functions

·         Participates in training activities to increase personal skill level, improve overall customer care and department performance

·         Follows all J&J Foods’ safety guidelines and procedures while performing job functions

·         Provides assistance in other departments of the store when needed

·         Assists in periodic functions such as inventory, special promotions, etc.

·         Ensure that produce merchandise remains within accepted Food Safety Time / Temperature guidelines to guarantee food safety and quality of merchandise

  • Assist in the process of cleaning and defrosting of refrigerated cases and/or storage areas


Key Attributes

·         Attentive

·         Communicative

·         Customer Focused

·         Enthusiastic

·         Follows Directions

·         Organized

·         Teachable


Performance Factors

  • Must achieve the standard acceptable level of production within the probationary work period and maintain that level going forward
  • Stock shelves and handle back stock merchandise in accordance with J&J guidelines

·         Exhibit a desire to sell groceries and to help customers

  • Must acquire an acceptable level of product knowledge within the probationary work period and increase that level going forward


  • Education and Work Experience • A high school diploma or GED equivalent is preferred • At least two years of experience in the grocery industry is preferred
  • Language Skills • Ability to read, write and speak English fluently • Ability to speak clearly
  • Mathematical Skills • Must be able to do simple math (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division) quickly and accurately
  • Reasoning Ability • The ability to discern when a customer is in need of some sort of assistance • The ability to estimate within an accepted range the amount of any given product needed for a particular time period.


  • Physical Demands The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. • Ability to bend, stoop and reach • Ability to stand for extended periods of time (up to 8 hours or more) • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs. • Working in cool to cold temperatures for long periods of time (up to 8 hours or more)

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