Center Store Clerk Job Opening – Central Co-op, Tacoma, WA

Central Co-op
March 18th 2021

Center Store/Grocery Clerk (Tacoma)

Compensation: $13.77 – $17.73 hourly. Non-exempt.

Want to be an integral part of a progressive, dynamic workplace devoted to supporting small vendors, local farmers, and transformative community impact? Central Co-op Tacoma, a natural foods

cooperative with over 14,000 members, is hiring a Center Store Clerk! This job is a great fit for someone who thrives on teamwork, creativity, and working with people in a dynamic, fast-paced environment. Central Co-op offers competitive wages, 100% employer-paid-premium health/dental/vision insurance for employees working 28+ hours/week, a 4% employer-matching 401k, a grocery discount, and generous vacation time. Plus, what’s better than getting to know you’re making a positive difference in the world?

Position Summary

Central Co-op is proud of its commitment to quality foods and supporting small local vendors, and is seeking a clerk to help ensure that our Center Store/Grocery department looks and feels great! The Center Store Clerk is responsible for providing outstanding customer service and keeping our shelves and cases stocked, clean, and enticing.


Primary Position Responsibilities

● Stocking, rotating, and facing grocery items on the sales floor, in coolers and freezers, and in backstock; maintaining cleanliness of both sales and stock areas

● Receiving product from distributors and vendors, and ensuring the accuracy of deliveries and invoices

● Answering questions and engaging with customers about product availability and selection, and taking customer suggestions and special orders

Other responsibilities may include:

● Occasionally ordering and verifying product orders, cataloguing and coding invoices

● Assisting in other store departments as necessary

● Upholding the values of Central Co-op in daily work


● Ability to take direction from management and work independently to meet expectations.

● Desire to provide an excellent, friendly customer experience, and effectively listen to and communicate with customers and co-workers

● Ability to prioritize and maintain focus in a fast-paced environment

● Ideally, previous retail, grocery, dairy/freeze, natural foods, and/or customer service experience

● A flexible schedule, and the capacity to work evenings and week

Physical Demands

● Ability to lift up to 50 pounds

● Frequently requires: standing; walking; kneeling; squatting; bending; reaching; working in cool, cold, or wet environments; use of box cutters; and fine hand manipulation.

● Using hand trucks, carts, and stepstools to stock product




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 require employees to perform other tasks as circumstances or conditions of its business, competitive considerations or the work environment change.