Produce Clerk - Join a Fortune 100 Company!

Safeway | Arlington, VA

***Criminal Background Friendly Employer***

Posted Date 8/13/2019

Safeway Inc., a Fortune 100 Company, is one of the largest food and drug retailers in North America with 1,300+ stores. The Safeway family of stores and brands (collectively “Safeway”) includes some of the most prominent brands in food retailing, with a growing base of loyal shoppers. Thanks to the professionalism, diversity, spirit, and friendliness of our people, we have locations across the U.S.


As a Produce Clerk, you have the artistic ability to present a collage of fresh, crisp, bright fruits and vegetables. To truly be successful in the position, the individual needs to be thoughtful and passionate about his or her work. In this role the produce department is your canvas, and you will enjoy creating a colorful masterpiece for your customers to enjoy. The possibilities are endless and this is your opportunity to work with the fresh ingredients that nourish the community.


  • Provide high-quality customer service in accordance with Safeway’s customer service standards and policies and procedures.

  • Speak with customers to address dissatisfaction, if any with any, service or product or other problems related with the operation of the produce area.

  • Inform customers about produce, provide samples and promote sales within department.

  • Receive produce deliveries, build and maintain produce displays, and rotate stock as needed.

  • Obtain produce from receiving area and move to produce department using hand truck or pallet


  • Prepare product for placement on sales floor through the company crisping process by trimming,

    washing, banding, and placing in cooler to be crisped.

  • Ensure freshness of produce on sales floor.

  • Maintain area and conduct business in accordance with all federal, state and local weights and

    measures, sanitation, food safety and general safety regulations and Company policies, procedures

    and guidelines.

  • Manage price accuracy by applying new price tags, including making signs as needed.

  • Clean produce display areas and back room area, including floors, sinks, tables, scales, mirrors,

    sprayers, wet and dry racks.

  • Transport bag rolls and twist ties to display areas and place in racks.

  • Constantly inspect floors for debris and water.

  • Assist with produce ordering and inventories as requested.

  • Perform temperature checks twice daily.

  • Adhere to uniform and grooming policy as defined within company policy.


    The following describes the general qualifications and physical, sensory and mental abilities normally associated with performing the essential job functions of this position:**

    • Excellent verbal communication skills

    • Excellent customer service skills

    • Ability to understand and follow instructions, and ability to read, retain and comprehend guidelines, policies and

procedures applicable to the position

  • Ability to multi-task and work in a fast-paced environment

  • Ability to work independently as well as within a large team

  • Self-motivated and driven to increase knowledge of Safeway products and share that knowledge with Safeway


  • Ability to provide regular and predictable attendance. (Safeway employees may be scheduled to work early

    mornings, evenings, weekends and holidays, and schedules may vary on a weekly basis)

  • Ability to comply with workplace conduct standards


    The following attempts to communicate the traditional physical demands associated with this position:**
    Seldom: 1-2 hours, Occasional: 3-4 hours, Frequent: 5-6 hours, Continuous: 7+ hours (Based on an 8 hour work day.)

    • Squat/Kneel: Seldom

    • Bend/Stoop: Occasional

    • Lift/Carry: Occasional/carry 5-50 lbs.

    • Push/Pull: Occasional, push/pull 10-300 lbs. dollies/shopping carts *depending on amount of product on dolly/in

      shopping cart lbs. will increase

    • Twist/Turn: Occasional

    • Grip/Grasp: Frequent

    • Reach: Frequent

    • Stand/Walk: Continuous

      Job duties and responsibilities may vary by location and employees may be assigned duties and responsibilities in addition to those described above.

      ** Safeway is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to compliance with its obligations under all applicable state and federal laws prohibiting employment discrimination. In keeping with this commitment, Safeway attempts to reasonably accommodate applicants and employees in accordance with the requirements of the disability discrimination laws. Safeway also invites individuals with disabilities to participate in a good faith, interactive process to identify reasonable accommodations that can be made without imposing an undue hardship.


      Safeway has always been a people business, and thoughtful people practices remain a core element of our company’s philosophy. As friendly, enthusiastic individuals who enjoy offering customers an exceptional shopping experience, we provide world-class customer service each and every day.

      Safeway provides a variety of benefits including: • Great pay

      • Flexible schedule
      • Training
      • Opportunities for career development
      • Health and welfare benefits for eligible employees • Leisure time activity discounts

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