Food Service Clerk

Fresh Thyme Farmers Market River Forest , IL 60305

Posted 4 days ago

Job Description:

Are you passionate about the retail grocery market and organic products? Are you a leader? Are you ready to join one of the fastest growing companies in the retail grocery market? If so, Fresh Thyme Farmers Market is the place for you! Our unique business model, fast paced and growing environment, promote from within culture, and excellent benefits make Fresh Thyme the best employer in the grocery market. Careers have been blooming at Fresh Thyme since our inception in 2012 - yours should be no different!

The Food Service Clerk is responsible for keeping all food service cases stocked and clean during business hours. They are required to assist customers as needed and maintain a friendly, energetic demeanor. This position requires adhering to all procedural guidelines set by the Food Service Department.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Ensures cleanliness of food service cases, storage area, and work area for safety; includes cleaning of shelves and products, keeping floors free of liquid spills or water, removing hazardous debris from floor and sweeping.

  • Stocks food service cases; includes presentation of product, facing, filling, and organization of all product items as set by the Food Service Department schematics as well as ensuring tag and pricing accuracy.

  • Examines the rotation of all food service products paying particular attention to expired stock and discarding outdated or spoiled items.

  • Responds positively to customer's inquiries and assists customers with purchases, information and product selection; requires selling and cross selling of products.

  • Receives, inspects, and logs products for accuracy of shipment, temperature, and quality.

  • Monitors the point of purchase signs; ensures a variety of recipe cards, product coupons, promotional material, and information on complimentary foods.

  • Requires operating and using equipment such as knives, scales, wrappers, compactors, garbage disposals, pallet jacks, and hand trucks.

  • Prepares various food service items; includes using the appropriate ingredients and proper cooking times for product being made.

  • Uses knowledge of scales and weight measures to accurately weigh and label products.

  • Participates in pre-inventory preparation; includes back stock and assuring tags match products.

  • Sustains a high level of product knowledge and product preparation.

  • Walks department regularly to ensure an organized, sanitary, and overall clean appearance at all times.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Education and Experience

  • High school diploma or equivalency degree.

  • Preferred 1 -2 years grocery retail experience in Food Service department processes and procedures.

  • Previous experience in a natural foods industry is a plus.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Must maintain the highest level of customer service at all times.

  • Ability to adapt to the ever changing high volume retail while working in a cross-functional team environment.

  • Must have the capacity to take initiative when problems arise.

  • Flexibility to adapt in a variety of situations.

  • Must have advanced attention to detail with the capability to prioritize and meet deadlines.

  • Excellent verbal communication and interpersonal skills for dealing cross functionally with peers and senior management.

  • Ability to multitask and have excellent organizational skills is essential.

  • Must be able to lead, support, and contribute to team goals.

  • Ability to work varied hours/days as business dictates.

  • Must be familiar with Health Department guidelines and regulations as they pertain to a grocery retail environment.

  • Must have basic knowledge of math, weights, and measures.

  • Must have skills working with all food service equipment such as knives, slicers, scales, and ovens.

  • Capability to cut and weigh various amounts of meats, salads, and cheeses.

Physical Demands

  • Sit Rarely 12 hours Stand Continuously 18 hours Walk Continuously 28 hours Drive Frequently 2-4 hours Balance Frequently 3466% Bend Occasionally 133% Climb (26 ft) Occasionally 133% Crawl Occasionally 133% Crouch/Squat Occasionally 133% Kneel Occasionally 133% Reach (forward & overhead) Frequently 3466% Twist (45 degrees at waist) Occasionally 133%

Lifting/Carrying

  • 010 lbs. Occasionally 133% 1125 lbs. Occasionally 133% 2650 lbs. Occasionally 133% 51100 lbs. Never 0% Repetitive Motion

  • Right & Left Grasping Frequently 3466% Fine Manipulation Occasionally 133% Pushing and Pulling Occasionally 133% Lower extremities Never 0%

Environmental Conditions:

  • Inside 90% Outside 10% Some extreme temperatures are possible. Some ventilation and exhaust fans. Refrigerated and ambient environment 35 to 90 degrees

Please click on the short video hyperlink about Fresh Thyme and see what we're all about:

About Fresh Thyme Farmers Market

The above declarations are not intended to be an all-inclusive list of the duties and responsibilities of the job described, nor are they intended to be such a listing of the skills and abilities required to do the job. Rather, they are intended only to describe the general nature of the job.

Disclosure Statement:

Search Firm Representatives, please read carefully:

Fresh Thyme is not seeking assistance or accepting unsolicited resumes from search firms for this employment opportunity. Regardless of past practice, all resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at Fresh Thyme via-email, the Internet or directly to hiring managers at Fresh Thyme in any form without a valid written search agreement in place for that position will be deemed the sole property of Fresh Thyme, and no fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by Fresh Thyme as a result of the referral or through other means.


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