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Lake Oswego

JOURNEYMAN Produce Team Member (mornings)

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Works with other associates to ensure that all objectives and goals of the department and store, as communicated by the Store Director and Department Manager, are met or exceeded. Provides excellent customer service while serving and selling the highest quality foods.  Looking for candidates with 3 to 4 years produce experience.
  • Create an outstanding customer experience through exceptional customer service. Give every customer immediate and undivided attention
  • Follow through on all guest questions and requests
  • Ensure that food quality, freshness, and presentation meet all company standards
  • Keep department supplies filled and maintained
  • Rinse and trim produce items
  • Prepare special cuts per customers request
  • Follow established food safety procedures
  • Keep all cases and shelves clean, well stocked and properly rotated
  • Organize, stock, and rotate, while continuously checking and insuring freshness and quality of products
  • Maintain accurate retail pricing and signage
  • Document department transfers, waste and spoilage using appropriate forms
  • Sample department products to customers
  • Know product availability, preparation, storage, and nutritional aspects
  • Be aware of new products and their placement
  • Maintain back stock areas and coolers
  • Practice safe use of all tools and equipment required by position
  • Know and practice proper lifting techniques
  • Properly package and wrap products for retail sale
  • Practice proper care and maintenance of all equipment
  • Help cross-merchandise product with other departments
  • Understand why our products are different than conventional stores, and be able to explain to customers
  • Accept and process product from receiver
  • Answer telephones with proper etiquette when time permits
  •  Excellent customer service skills
  • Ability to work well within a team
  • Ability to communicate to customers and other associates
  • Able to meet physical job requirements
  • Must have a passion for food and people
  • Must be self-motivated and solution-oriented
  • Must be able to obtain a food handler’s permit
  • Is available for flexible scheduling to meet the needs of the department
  • Desire to learn

Physical Demands:

  • Stand for long periods of time
  • Interact with a diverse group of individuals
  • Lift and/or move a minimum of 15 to 50 pounds
Work Environment:
  •  Exposure to temperature variations and wet conditions
  • May walk and work on uneven surfaces
  • Requires reaching above and below shoulder height
  • Some exposure to dust, gas, fumes, and chemicals
  • May need to use a ladder or stool to reach product or supplies
  • Exposure to continuous background and occasional loud noises
  • Walking surfaces are sometimes slick
  • Repetitive stretching and lifting required
  • Any item over 50 pounds requires a team lift
  • Repetitive use of hands with power grasping and fine manipulation
  • Use of ladders, box cutters and knives