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Produce Lead

At SpartanNash, we deliver the ingredients for a better life through customer-focused innovation. We do this for our supply chain customers and U.S. military commissaries, retail store guests and, most importantly, our Associates. In fact, we see a day when each will say, “I can’t live without them.”

Our SpartanNash family of Associates is 17,000 strong, ranging from bakery managers to order selectors; from IT developers to vice presidents of finance; from HR Business Partners to export specialists. Each of them plays an integral role in SpartanNash’s People First culture, Operational Excellence and Insights that Drive Solutions. Ready to contribute to the success of our food solutions company? Apply now!


902 W. State Street - Hastings, Michigan 49058

Job Description:

Position Summary:

Responsible to lead and assist with the preparation, cooking, packaging and/or assembling of food products for sale to the company's retail stores, distribution center(s) and/or third-party customers. Assist to ensure adherence to recipes, quality standards, production expectations and sanitation regulations.

Here’s what you’ll do:

  • Lead and assist with the preparation, cooking, packaging and/or assembling of food products to include hot foods and cold deli foods.

  • Assist with monitoring and ensuring adherence to recipes, quality standards, production expectations and sanitation regulations (i.e., temperature audits, hand washing, wearing prep gloves, food in cooler properly labeled, etc.).

  • Provide training and guidance to ensure company's standard operating procedures are followed.

  • Use equipment and utensils to properly prepare, assemble and package hot foods and deli products, to include cutting fruits and vegetables and cooking food to be used in the assembly of deli products, according to specifications to consistently create quality products.

  • Weigh, package, wrap and/or bag, and label products.

  • Maintain a clean and sanitized facility to include the food preparation area and washing dishes.

  • Additional responsibilities may be assigned as needed.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • High School Diploma (Required) or GED.

  • Experience in food service (i.e., restaurant, deli, etc.) or food production required.

  • SERV Safe food safety certification required or obtained within one year.

  • Must be able to provide training and guidance on day-to-day production activities.

  • Ability to follow written (recipes) or verbal instruction in adherence to food preparation specifications.

  • Ability to read weight/label scale (numbers).

  • Must be able to use cooking utensils and equipment (i.e., knives, stoves, etc.) to prepare food products.

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced food production environment. Knowledge of sanitation and food handling procedures required.

Physical Requirements:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

May be required to lift and/or move up to 30 pounds frequently, and up to 50 pounds occasionally. The associate is frequently required to sit/stand/walk. May be required to travel While performing the duties of this position, the employee is subject to a typical food production environment and/or distribution setting and is rarely exposed to outside weather conditions; temperatures may vary within the work environment. The employee will be exposed to various work environments (i.e., refrigerated/freezer coolers, wet, dry and/or humid) on a frequent basis. The noise level in the work environment varies; food production setting may be low to moderate; distribution center setting may be moderate to high. Travel requirements vary by assignment.

As part of our People First culture, SpartanNash is proud to offer a robust and competitive Total Rewards benefits package.

SpartanNash is an Equal Opportunity Employer, including disability and veteran, that celebrates diversity and believes employing a diverse workforce is key to our success. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all individuals.

We are not able to sponsor work visas for this position.

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