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Commissary Clerk (Fresh Cut) - Full Time

Company: Northgate Markets
Location: Anaheim
Posted on: June 20, 2022

Job Description:

Our first store opened on January 2nd, 1980 in Anaheim CA and since then we have grown to 41 stores in four counties: Los Angeles, Orange, San Diego and Riverside. 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

JOB SUMMARY: To prepare, process and cut produce according to company and department standards through the use of hand tools and specialty equipment; to follow all of the health and sanitation laws and regulations; to prepare food by cleaning, sorting, peeling, cutting, juicing, packing and storing different types of materials.


The essential duties and responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to, the following:

* Wear appropriate required attire; PPE gear must be used when required.
* Inspect, receive, store, handle and distribute product within the plant as specified by established processing procedures.
* Weigh and measure to exact portions as required by the business.
* Mix the ingredients, such as various produce items and liquid solutions.
* Utilize knives, carts, mixing tanks, pneumatic machines, conveyers and other utensils.
* Operate a variety of produce processing and packaging equipment such as wash systems, processors, juicers, mixers and packaging including cleaning equipment.
* Sanitize all food preparation areas, general facility, utensils and tools.
* Monitor and control temperatures of products being processed.
* Observe the norms of hygiene, health and safety in the work areas.
* Follow formulas and procedures established by the company including measuring and mixing ingredients in accordance to company specifications and requirements.
* Collaborate with coworkers to ensure that the department positively contributes to the financial interest of the company.
* Perform any other work-related duties as assigned.
* Use and maintain equipment in good working order and report all malfunctions to the Commissary management team; immediately communicate food safety issues or of any maintenance or equipment problems to the manager or key person in charge.
* Comply with safety policies and procedures; read all Safety Committee bulletins.
* Assist in training associates when assigned.



* Experience in the preparation of food products preferred.
* Food service/Retail experience preferred.


* Health Department and food handler card required.
* Forklift training available.

Skills Required

* This task requires basic math skills to weigh, add and subtract.
* Ability to communicate effectively with others.
* Bi-lingual preferred
* Ability to read, write, analyze, interpret and understand the English language with sufficient proficiency in order to read and understand:
* instructions for operating electronic equipment and tools
* company handbooks, policies and procedures
* other written job-related documents including postings on company bulletin boards.
* Be fully knowledgeable and thoroughly familiar with all products carried in the department.
* Be able to handle special orders or requests; ability to follow specified recipes.
* Ability to work independently and effectively with little supervision.
* Must possess knowledge of how to prepare food products and how to use the utensils and equipment within the commissary.
* Must be able to multitask at a fast-paced environment, while ensuring quality and maintaining safety and sanitation guidelines.
* 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.
* Be able to work on feet for an extended period of time
* The associate must occasionally exert or lift up to 50 pounds.
* Successful performance requires vision abilities that include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.
* Be able to climb a ladder to retrieve items from overhead racks and storage areas; be able to sweep and mop floors and lift and carry out trash containers to be emptied in an outside bin.
* Have sufficient physical mobility or agility to be able to respond quickly to fire or other emergencies such as cleanup requests due to accidental spills or breakage of glass.
* Be able to work with fresh fruits, vegetables spices and other food products without negative allergic consequences that affect performance.
* 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 loud noise, low temperatures, and wet environment; the employee will be required to enter and work in cold rooms and freezers for extended periods.
* The employee is sometimes exposed to water and sanitation chemicals.
* The employee must be able to work early mornings, late evenings, holidays, and weekends. Work schedules may vary.
* Be comfortable when reaching over head.
* Be comfortable using manual pallet jack.


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).

Keywords: Northgate Markets, Anaheim , Commissary Clerk (Fresh Cut) - Full Time, Hospitality & Tourism , Anaheim, California

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