Temporary Grocery Store Workers

The duties in a grocery store can vary depending on the size of the store, department you work in, and specific role you have.

Your on-demand OpenStaff directory of Grocery Store workers can vary depending on their specific training and certifications, but here’s a general overview of some common responsibilities:

Stocking and Inventory:

  • All Departments: Keeping shelves and coolers stocked with merchandise, ensuring proper rotation of products to prevent spoilage. This might involve checking stock levels, unpacking deliveries, and rotating older items to the back of the shelf.
  • Produce: Maintaining the freshness and visual appeal of fruits and vegetables by rotating stock, misting produce to keep it hydrated, and removing wilted or damaged items.
  • Meat/Seafood: Repackaging bulk meats and seafood into smaller cuts, rotating stock to ensure freshness, cleaning display cases, and ensuring proper food handling procedures are followed.

Customer Service:

  • All Departments: Providing excellent customer service by assisting customers with finding items, answering questions about products, and resolving any issues they might have.
  • Cashiers: Scanning and bagging groceries, processing customer payments (including cash, credit cards, and coupons), and ensuring a smooth checkout experience.
  • Customer Service Desk: Addressing customer inquiries and complaints, processing returns and exchanges, providing general store information, and potentially handling tasks like check cashing or money orders (depending on the store).

Cleaning and Maintenance:

  • All Departments: Maintaining a clean and safe shopping environment by sweeping floors, wiping down spills, taking out trash, and keeping shopping carts organized and sanitized.
  • Specific Departments: Some departments may have additional cleaning tasks, like cleaning bakery display cases or sanitizing butcher counters.

Other Duties (may vary by department):

  • Bakery: Assisting customers with bakery selections, helping with special orders for cakes or decorated cookies, and keeping pastries fresh and attractively displayed.
  • Deli/Prepared Foods: Keeping hot and cold food items stocked and at proper temperatures, assisting customers with selections (like suggesting side dishes to go with a rotisserie chicken), and ensuring food safety protocols are followed (like checking expiration dates and labeling).
  • Weighing and Labeling: Weighing loose produce and bulk items like nuts or candy, attaching labels with pricing and information.
  • Inventory Control: Monitoring stock levels in your assigned area, placing orders for new inventory when needed, and ensuring accurate product pricing.

Contact OpenStaff to get your local skilled Grocery Store Workers available on-demand.