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Bakery Clerk - Store # 09
at Northgate Markets
Our first store opened on January 2nd, 1980 in Anaheim CA and since then we have grown to 40 stores in three counties: Los Angeles, Orange and San Diego. We offer our customers a full service supermarket with a large meat department, bakery, tortilleria and prepared foods in addition to a sizeable section of domestic and imported Latin American grocery goods to provide a Mexican homeland experience. We are always looking for great people to join as a member of the Northgate Family. We look for enthusiastic people with the potential and desire to grow with us. We strive to create a great work environment that is positive and fun; where people have meaningful work, where individuals have a sense of belonging and feel appreciated, valued and secure. If you are passionate about food, are customer focused, team oriented, and want to be a part of our family, we invite you to apply! We offer opportunities for growth, 10% discount for you and one other family member in your household for most purchases made at Northgate and flexible schedules. To learn more, please visit www.northgatemarkets.com.
JOB SUMMARY: To maintain and operate the bakery department in an efficient manner within company policy; to ensure that the shift contributes to the financial best interests of the store.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
The essential duties and responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Maintain a neat, well-groomed personal appearance at all times and observe company dress regulations; must wear an approved hat or hair net and uniform.
- Observe shift operating hours at all times as scheduled or assigned by store manager.
- Adhere to all local, state and federal health and civil code regulations including full compliance with all applicable laws pertaining to safety, health and packaging requirements.
- Assist in receiving and unloading of merchandise; check and verify receiving to ensure that items listed on vendor invoices are all delivered; check products for quality, count, and condition.
- Keep all bakery ingredients or merchandise rotated in accordance with store policy and product code dates and always use the oldest products first (first in, first out).
- Take stock to storage or shelf areas.
- Reduce out-of-code merchandise daily for quick sale to maintain department’s image for the highest quality and freshness.
- Wrap, package and price all product accurately and legibly in accordance with established department procedures and guidelines.
- Answer phones and take special orders.
- Keep manager or other designated personnel informed of low inventory conditions or excessive spoilage problems.
- Comply with safety policies and procedures; read all of the safety committee bulletins.
- Control excessive use of utilities and water and observe sound conservation practices.
- Greet customers to our store when encountered or as applicable.
- Keep all merchandising areas stocked and properly faces at all times in accordance with department standards; display merchandise in an attractive, appealing, neat and colorful manner.
- Maintain general housekeeping as well as a regular cleaning program that meets the standards established for the department, including full compliance with all state and local health regulations.
- Check refrigeration equipment for proper performance at least once per shift.
- Use and maintain equipment in orderly manner; immediately advise department manager of any maintenance or equipment problems.
- Secure register prior to leaving a register unattended; protect company assets at all times.
- Assist in training associates and coworkers when directed to do so.
- Maintain good communications in the department and throughout the organization.
- Notify department manager of personnel situations or policy violations having an adverse effect on department or store operating performance or of situations requiring disciplinary action or that may potentially require such action.
- Perform any other work-related duties as assigned.
REQUIREMENTS AND CONDITIONS:
- High school education preferred but not absolutely required.
- Minimum of one year experience in full bakery operations and procedures; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
- Health department training required.
- Must be able to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, gross margins, markup, percentages, proportions, ratios, and volume and to apply concepts of basic algebra in order to handle sales transactions, tender change and verify vendor invoice charges and counts.
- Be able to accurately complete required reports including daily sales reports, inventory counts, receiving logs, and cash accountability or cash reconciliation and audit forms.
- Be able to hear, speak and understand the spoken word in order to respond promptly to pages for assistance, to accommodate verbal requests from customers for information or assistance, to answer telephones, and to be able to communicate effectively with supervisors, coworkers and customers.
- Ability to read, write, and understand the English language effectively in order to read and understand:
- instructions for operating ovens, fryers, fire suppression system and other mechanical and electronic equipment
- company handbooks, policies and procedures
- other written job-related documents including safety notices and other postings on company bulletin boards
- Be fully knowledgeable in the various types of products carried in the department.
- Be able to handle special orders including calculating proper price adjustments when putting together mix-and-match orders from multiple price categories.
- Be thoroughly knowledgeable and familiar with the method and procedures for performing all baking tasks including safety and health considerations.
- Be able to pass a standard drug test and qualify as being drug-free under the legal and medical guidelines permitted by the Drug Free Workplace Act of 1988.
Physical Demands and Work Conditions
The physical demands and work conditions described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Some requirements may be modified to accommodate individuals with disabilities:
- While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand, and use the hands to handle, finger, or feel objects, tools or controls.
- The employee must occasionally exert or lift up to 70 pounds carrying bulk containers of flour, sugar, lard and other materials and frequently exert or lift moderate amounts of weight.
- Successful performance requires specific vision abilities that include close vision and the ability to adjust focus with sufficient visual acuity to examine vendor invoices, analyze reports and other written documents.
- Be able to climb a ladder to retrieve inaccessible items from overhead or elevated storage shelves and racks; be able to perform routine cleaning and maintenance duties including lifting of both heavy and light amounts of weight.
- Have sufficient physical mobility or agility to be able to respond quickly to fire or other emergencies.
- Be able to work with bakery ingredients and spices including finely powdered substances, meat products, and produce without suffering adverse allergic consequences that affect the ability of the employee to successfully perform the duties of the job.
- Be able to tolerate moderate amounts of dust and chemical fumes from common household cleaning agents such as ammonia during routine housekeeping duties.
- The work environment includes occasional exposure to refrigerated frozen food storage areas with temperatures as low as 20 degrees (Fahrenheit) below zero.
- The work environment includes frequent exposure to heated ovens and high temperatures.
- The atmospheric environment may occasionally contain airborne particles of flour, spices, and other finely powdered ingredients and frequent aromatic odors.
- Typically, the noise level in the work environment is moderate.
IMPORTANT DISCLAIMER NOTICE
The job duties, elements, responsibilities, skills, functions, experience, educational factors, and the requirements and conditions listed in this job description are representative only and not exhaustive of the tasks that an employee may be required to perform. The Employer reserves the right to revise this job description at any time and to require employees to perform other tasks as circumstances or conditions of its business or the work environment change.
Northgate Markets is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Your Right to Work – In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.
Northgate Markets will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (Ban the Box Law).