FRESH Cut Fruit Partner

Posting Date: Nov 14, 2023

Location: Fate, TX

Company: Brookshire Grocery Company

Brookshire Grocery Company (BGC) is a family business based in Tyler, Texas, and currently operates more than 202 stores in three states – Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, and Oklahoma – with three distribution centers and a corporate office. BGC prides itself on offering its partners one of the most comprehensive benefits packages in the industry which includes medical, prescription drug, vision, dental, paid time off, stock ownership, a 401k retirement plan, incentive plans, employee discounts, educational scholarships, and access to BGC’s 205-acre outdoor recreation area.

Job Summary

Maintains product levels and quality control in produce department. Ensures fresh fruits and vegetables are displayed in accordance with Company standards and all regulatory food safety practices. Promotes customer service and sales building practices.  

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Maintains full stock conditions on produce display racks, tables, and shelves.
  • Safely prepares fresh cut fruit for packaging, trays and juices.
  • Slices, weighs, packages, and labels product.
  • Promotes product sales through use of suggestive selling initiatives.
  • Inspects product for quality and maintains quality control and food safety standards.
  • Uses sharp tools for cutting fruit. Cuts and trims product to ensure high quality presentation and appearance.
  • Takes precautionary safety measures when using equipment and work tools.
  • Operates pallet jack to unload product from warehouse trucks and reloads trucks with return items.
  • Ensures dated product is stocked, rotated, or discarded properly if unsold.
  • Collects empty cardboard boxes and other trash and places into bailer.
  • Assists fellow partners and customers by responding to price check questions and exchanging and/or locating product.
  • Provides friendly and customer service-oriented attitude by greeting customers, answering questions, and responding to customer complaints.
  • Maintains clean, safe and sanitary working and shopping environment by adhering to Company safety procedures. Complies with all Company policies and procedures.
  • Practices high sanitary standards for handling raw and uncooked food products.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to operate manual or electric pallet jack.
  • Ability to safely operate and maintain department equipment.
  • Ability to handle objects carefully to avoid damage to items, people, vehicles, and property.
  • Ability to safely work with sharp objects such as knives, box cutters, etc.
  • Ability to multi-task and work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to work well with fellow partners and promote a team environment.
  • Ability to learn new technology systems, methods and processes using a variety of educational resources.
  • Ability to work flexible schedules including nights, weekends and holidays.

Education, Experience, and Qualifications

  • Minimum of 18 years of age required.
  • Food Handler certification required.
  • Typically involves on-the-job training.

Physical Demands

  • Continuously required to use close vision, distance vision, depth perception or the ability to focus.
  • Continuously required to stand or walk.
  • Continuously required to use hands for reaching, touching or handling.
  • Continuously required to push, pull, maneuver or lift objects up to 40 lbs.
  • Continuously required to bend, kneel or squat.
  • Frequently required to talk and hear.
  • Occasionally required to push, pull, maneuver or lift objects up to 75 lbs.
  • Occasionally required to climb, balance, stoop or crawl.
  • Occasionally exposed to outside temperatures and weather.
  • Attendance at work is required.

Work Context and Environment

  • Work is generally performed in a retail store.
  • Occasionally exposed to extreme cold conditions (non-weather).
  • Occasionally exposed to wet, slippery or damp conditions.
  • Occasionally exposed to cleaning agents.
  • Quiet to moderate noise level.

Brookshire Grocery Company strives to provide a safe, drug free and alcohol-free environment for its partners and guests. The Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer and makes employment decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and sexual orientation), national origin, age (40 or older), disability, genetic information or military status and any other trait protected by law.

Nearest Major Market: Dallas
Nearest Secondary Market: Fort Worth