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River Valley Co-op

330 North King Street
NORTHAMPTON, MA 01060
Website:rivervalley.coop

Company Description:
River Valley Co-op is a full service, community owned food cooperative, specializing in fresh, local and organically grown groceries, prepared food, wine and beer, wellness and bulk items. Everyone is welcome to shop, co-op ownership is not required.
Salary Range:Location:
$15+ Per Hour NORTHAMPTON, MA
Job Type:Category:
Full TimeSales/Retail
Education Level:Work Experience:
Some High School Coursework
Preference: Nice to have

Preference: Nice to have
Description:
Purpose: To provide prompt, friendly, courteous customer service and to help cut, wrap, and display fresh meat and seafood to meet department objectives.

Status: Reports to Fresh Meat and Seafood Manager

Pay Level II

Responsibilities:

I.PRODUCTION
A. Grind meats and produce sausage to maintain adequate supplies of each flavor.
B. Prepare and/or wrap meat, poultry, and seafood value-added products following established recipes and standards for appearance, size, weight and wrap.
C. Cut and/or wrap meat, poultry, and seafood following established guidelines and instructions from the Fresh Meat and Seafood Manager or Lead Cutter.

II. CUSTOMER SERVICE
A. Assist customers with product questions, in a prompt, friendly, courteous manner, referring them to other staff when necessary.
B. Offer suggestions for purchases and ways to use products. Offer tastes and samples.
C. Cut and wrap poultry and seafood and wrap meat to order (if authorized for requested cuts).
D. Help customers place special orders.
E. Maintain fully stocked, attractive displays, while maintaining proper storage conditions.
F. Label items accurately with price tags or signs as needed.
G. Report customer suggestions, comments, complaints to Fresh Meat and Seafood Manager.

III. DEPARTMENT MAINTENANCE
A. Pull short-date or low-quality items, record and dispose of them following established procedures.
B. Keep coolers, food prep and storage areas in clean, sanitary condition, meeting health department standards.
a) Sweep and mop the floor as needed and take out the trash.
b) Scrub and rinse blocks, floors, walls, cases following established procedures.
C. Participate in periodic inventory counts.
D. Monitor cooler and freezer temperatures. Advise Fresh Meat and Seafood Manager of equipment repair or replacement needs.
E. Assist with receiving as needed. Check deliveries for damage, quality, and accuracy, notify Fresh Meat and Seafood Manager of discrepancies. Rotate deliveries into storage.

IV. Perform other tasks assigned by Fresh Meat and Seafood Manager.
Attend department meetings and storewide meetings.

Qualifications:
Some retail fresh meat/seafood cutting experience preferred.
Experience serving the public.
Ability to project a friendly, outgoing personality.
Ability to handle multiple demands.
Ability to lift up to 60 lbs.
Manual dexterity with hazardous equipment.
Ability to stand for long periods.
Ability to work in cold conditions.
Regular, predictable attendance.

River Valley Co-op is an equal opportunity employer encouraging excellence through diversity.
Requirements:
Must be 18 years of age or older.
Full-time work schedule.
Requires open availability, including evenings and weekends.

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