Seward Co-op
  • 27-Aug-2018 to 26-Sep-2018 (CST)
  • Friendship Store
  • Determined by Union Contract
  • Hourly
  • Part Time
  • Days, Weekends

Medical, Dental, Paid Time Off and Staff Discount

Seward Community Co-op- Friendship Store Job Description Meat and Seafood Production Specialist

Looking for motivated individuals with a passion for working in a fast paced, customer service oriented natural foods environment.

Purpose: To provide excellent customer service and prepare quality meat and seafood cuts for Seward Community Co-op's Friendship Store customers. To ensure the highest standards and quality of product, service, safety and sanitation. Ensure product knowledge is maintained throughout the Meat and Seafood department, and help to support department objectives, sales, margin, and labor goals.

Status: Full time. Reports to Meat & Seafood Supervisor.

Pay Level: IV


General Prepare cuts of meat for best yield, quality, and appeal as specified by the M&S Manager Maintain all necessary logs while preparing the daily fresh grinds and cuts. Maintain fully stocked, attractive displays, while maintaining proper storage conditions. Pull short-date or low-quality items, and process them accordingly. Maintain accurate and attractive product displays and signage. Participate in quarterly inventory Participate in weekly, monthly, and quarterly deep cleans Order product as needed. Maintain high standards food handling, and proper product storage and rotation. Ability to operate and clean all equipment safely and properly. Offer tastes and samples when appropriate.

Department Maintenance Remove trash promptly, clean up spills, sweep and mop floor as needed. Inform Meat & Seafood Supervisor of equipment repair and replacement needs Clean and stock Meat & Seafood display cases  Keep coolers, food prep and storage areas in clean, sanitary, and well operating condition. Inform Manager or Supervisor if repair or maintenance is needed.

Safety Maintain safe working conditions at all times Inform co-workers and managers of unsafe conditions and help to correct them Practice proper lifting techniques and ask for help when needed Practice safe cutting techniques when using knives and other all equipment.

Customer Service Greet each customer by smiling and making eye contact, ask if any assistance is needed Assist service counter as needed Respond promptly to customer needs Solicit customer feedback to improve service  Respond to requests for service and assistance  Give accurate product information and refer to others as needed Understand and communicate the benefits of Co-op ownership to customers

Teamwork Communicate with management and co-workers to help maintain an efficient and knowledgeable department Work efficiently, safely and productively at all times. Identify inefficiencies and work with direct supervisor to implement remedies Maintain professional and respectful relationships with co-workers.

Other duties as assigned


Essential Ability to multitask Excellent attention to detail and organizational skills Excellent communication and time management skills Weekend and evening availability Friendly, courteous and professional customer service skills  Meat cutting experience

Functional Ability to bend and lift repeatedly for extended periods of time Ability to stand in confined space for extended periods of time Ability to perform repeated actions for extended periods of time Ability to stand, bend, stoop, reach, squat and walk for extended periods of time per shift Bend and lift loads, not to exceed 50 pounds. Push and pull carts weighing up to 100 pounds. Environmental exposure to extreme temperatures (coolers, ovens, freezer, outdoors, etc.) Ability to freely access all areas of the store including offices, sales floor, back stock areas, and walk-in coolers and freezers. Ability to move or handle merchandise throughout the store generally weighing up to 50 pounds Repetitive use of hands for grasping, pushing, pulling, and fine manipulation.

Preferred Knowledge of natural foods, meat and seafood Demonstrated ability to work with customers and co-workers from various cultural backgrounds English proficiency, multilingual is a plus Knowledge of how natural animals are raised Knowledge of simple cooking methods

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