Coffee Shop Barista

Hy-Vee Kansas City , MO 64126

Posted 4 days ago

At Hy-Vee our people are our strength. We promise "a helpful smile in every aisle" and those smiles can only come from a workforce that is fully engaged and committed to supporting our customers and each other.

Job Description:

Job Title: Barista

Department: Coffee Shop

FLSA: Non-Exempt

General Function:

As a Coffee Shop Barista, this position will be responsible for reviewing and filling customer orders for the day, handling food in a safe manner and ensuring the work area is always clean and neat. Additionally you will ensure a positive company image by providing courteous, friendly, and efficient customer service to customers and team members.

Core Competencies

  • Partnerships

  • Growth mindset

  • Results oriented

  • Customer focused

  • Professionalism

Reporting Relations:

Accountable and Reports to: District Store Director, Store Manager, Assistant Managers of; Store Operations, Perishables, and Health Wellness Home; Food Service Director; Coffee Shop Department Manager

Positions that Report to you: None

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provides prompt, efficient and friendly customer service by exhibiting caring, concern and patience in all customer interactions and treating customers as the most important people in the store.

  • Smiles and greets customers in a friendly manner, whether the encounter takes place in the employee's designated department or elsewhere in the store.

  • Makes an effort to learn customers' names and to address them by name whenever possible.

  • Assists customers by: (examples include)

  • escorting them to the products they're looking for

  • securing products that are out of reach

  • loading or unloading heavy items

  • making note of and passing along customer suggestions or requests

  • performing other tasks in every way possible to enhance the shopping experience.

  • Answers the telephone promptly when called upon, and provides friendly, helpful service to customers who call including taking customer orders.

  • Takes customer orders at the counter.

  • Works with co-workers as a team to ensure customer satisfaction and a pleasant work environment.

  • Handles food in a safe manner and ensures the work area is always clean and neat.

  • Reviews the status and appearance of the food for freshness.

  • Ensures that an adequate food supply is ready and on hand and develops or follows a production list.

  • Anticipates product needs for the department on a daily basis

  • Prepares and replenishes product as necessary.

  • Checks in product, puts product away, and may review invoices.

  • Runs the department registers and receives payment, makes change, etc., where applicable.

  • Removes trash in a timely manner.

  • Maintains strict adherence to department and company guidelines related to personal hygiene and dress.

  • Adheres to company policies and individual store guidelines.

  • Reports to work when scheduled and on time

Secondary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Washes dishes as necessary.

  • Orders product and supplies as necessary.

  • Prices products for customers as necessary.

  • Assists in other areas of store as needed.

  • Performs other job related duties and special projects as required.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Worker Characteristics:

  • Must have the ability to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or verbal instructions; deal with a few concrete variables.

  • Ability to do simple addition and subtraction; copying figures, counting and recording.

  • Possess the ability to understand and follow verbal or demonstrated instructions; write identifying information; request supplies orally or in writing.

Education and Experience:

Less than high school or equivalent experience and six months or less of similar or related work experience.

Physical Requirements:

  • Must be able to physically perform medium work: exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, 20 pounds of force frequently, and 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

  • Visual requirements include clarity of vision at a distance of more than 20 inches and less than 20 feet with our without correction, color vision, depth perception and field of vision.

  • Must be able to perform the following physical activities: Climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, fingering, grasping, feeling, talking, hearing, and repetitive motions.

Working Conditions:

The duties for this position are normally conducted in a store environment. There is significant pressure to meet deadlines and handle multiple priorities. There is exposure to noise, equipment movement hazards, cleaning chemicals/solvents, and possible electrical shock and temperature extremes.

Equipment Used to Perform Job:

Standard tools and equipment used in a coffee shop environment including disposal, trash compactor, dishwasher, register system, ice machines, pop machine, scales, and knives.


Has daily contact with the general public and customers. Has contact with federal/state governmental or regulatory agencies regarding inspections.

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