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We are looking to hire people who:

  • Are outgoing, friendly, always smiling, and can offer outstanding customer service
  • Enjoy working in a fast paced retail environment
  • Have a passion for great food and for food that is locally produced using sustainable farming and production practices

Our openings are always changing. If you'd like to be part of our team, please fill out our online job application or request an application by emailing Jobs@newpi.coop. Please include the position(s) and location(s) you're interested in, and whether you'd prefer full or part-time employment. Applications are also available at all three of our stores. Applications are active for a period of 30 days. After that time a new application must be submitted for consideration.

Applications may also be completed at:

IowaWORKS - Iowa City

1700 South 1st Ave, Suite 11B
Iowa City, IA 52240-6036

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday:
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesdays: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Telephone: (319) 351-1035

IowaWORKS - Cedar Rapids

4444 First Avenue NE
Suite #436
Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52402

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday:
8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Wednesdays: 9:00 – 4:30 PM
Telephone: (319) 365-9474
FAX: (319) 365-9270

Special Postings:

 

Purchasing Receiver

This skills-based position will function as New Pioneer Cooperative’s point person for all product and merchandise deliveries. The role is key in the verification of products received, quality assurance and accuracy of our Point of Sale (POS) database.

Working Environment:

The Purchasing Receiver works in a retail grocery, kitchen/bakery and office environment.  The position requires receiving of packaged and perishable products, directly from delivery drivers and vendors, ensuring accurate invoices and product quality.  In addition to the retail floor, general computer, phone, and office requirements, there will be frequent periods, operating a forklift/pallet jack, working in walk in coolers and kitchen/bakery production areas. The position requires bending, reaching, walking, standing and the ability to lift 50 lbs. as needed to maintain a clean and organized environment both on and off the retail floor. Extensive direct and interactive communication with delivery drivers, vendors, customers, administrative support and team members will be a daily occurrence. 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 1 year in a retail POS (point of sale), grocery or warehouse environment as a merchandise receiver or inventory auditor.
  • Using approved software, demonstrate the ability to code, input, reconcile and distribute all invoices received accurately and in a timely manner.
  • Demonstrated merchandising skills with the ability to ensure accurate and timely product related signage within established NPC marketing standards.
  • Ability to accurately perform tasks associated with inventory and audit functions.
  • Ability to read and understand financial statements as they relate to this position.
  • Communications skills—project a positive and approachable demeanor, attentive listener, present clear productive instructions.
  • Demonstrated ability to follow through on commitments and work as a constructive team member.

This skills-based position requires a committed schedule to include opening, closing, weekend, and holiday shifts on a regular basis.

The Purchasing Receiver is a full time position with benefits.

To apply:

  • By online application process
  • By email, submit cover letter, resume and references to rmoore@newpi.coop (Indicate “Purchasing Receiver” in subject line)
  • By mail, submit cover letter, resume and references to Human Resources, New Pioneer Cooperative, 22 S. Linn Street, Unit 2A, Iowa City, IA 52240

 

Retail - Store Service Team

This customer focused position works all aspects of our full service retail grocery stores. Outstanding customer service, demonstrated through product knowledge, preparation, and dedication to quality is our goal.

Working Environment:

The Store Service Team member works in a retail and service counter environment. This could involve frequent and extended periods of time cashiering, bagging and carry out assistance, stocking dry goods, preparing and stocking produce and food products, as well as meat and seafood. Schedule tasks may also involve frequent periods of time working in walk in coolers and freezers. Direct and interactive communication with customers and team members on the retail service floor, and counter areas will be a daily occurrence.

Current Area for Training and Placement:

Cafe and Prepared Foods counter area - Coralville location

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Verifiable work experience with excellent tenure and attendance
  • Grocery, convenience, food service, or retail experience
  • Demonstrated retail customer service experience and skills
  • Familiarity with organic and natural foods
  • Attention to detail and ability to efficiently perform assigned tasks
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 50 pounds on a regular basis
  • Ability to read and speak English and perform basic arithmetic
  • Enthusiasm for working in fast-paced creative environment

This position requires a committed schedule which may include opening, mid-shift, and closing, and requires weekend, and holiday shifts on a regular basis.

The Store Service Team position is a part time position (18 minimum - 28 hrs. weekly, with 24-28 preferred)

Starting wage: $10.10 (with 90 day learning period with regularly scheduled increase)

To apply:

Fill out an online application. Or applications are available through IowaWORKS - 1700 South 1st Ave, Suite 11B Iowa City, IA 52240-6036. Please indicate what location in the "basis for location preference" text box.

 

Meat and Seafood Cutter

This Skill Based position works all aspects of our full service retail meat and seafood counters. Outstanding customer service, demonstrated through product knowledge, preparation, and dedication to quality is our goal.

Working Environment:

The Cutter works in retail, service counter, and preparation areas.  This can involve frequent and extended periods of time in chilled and freezer environments working with a variety of natural animal products.  There is frequent use of potentially dangerous equipment and machinery used in the cutting and preparation of meat and seafood products.  Direct and interactive communication with customers and team members on the retail service floor, and counter areas will be a daily occurrence.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Minimum 2 years of experience cutting all varieties and cuts of fresh meats in a restaurant, grocery or locker/ meat market setting.
  • Knowledge of seafood products and preparation
  • Possess outstanding knife skills
  • Experience in preparing specialty products (sausage, smoked, and meal ready)
  • Demonstrated retail customer service experience and skills
  • Familiarity with organic and natural foods
  • Attention to detail and ability to work long hours
  • Ability to lift and carry 50 – 75 pounds on a regular basis
  • Experience on all machinery and equipment used in a full service meat and seafood preparation facility
  • Ability to read and speak English and perform simple math problems
  • Enthusiasm for working in fast-paced creative environment

This skill based position requires a committed schedule to include opening, closing, weekend, and holiday shifts on a regular basis.

The Meat and Seafood Cutter is a full time, hourly position with a benefits package.

Minimum starting wage: $11.35 -$14.85 (based on experience and cutting test results) 

To Apply:

  • By online application process (indicate “Cutter” as your position of interest and location)
  • By email, submit cover letter, resume and references to rmoore@newpi.coop (Indicate “Cutter” in subject line)
  • By mail, submit cover letter, resume and references to Human Resources, New Pioneer Cooperative, 22 S. Linn Street, Unit 2A, Iowa City, IA 52240

 

 

Scratch Baker (North Liberty location)

The primary focus of this skills-based position is delivering a consistent and quality product made to New Pioneer standards from trusted ingredients. Outstanding customer service, demonstrated by a strong work ethic, task performance, productivity and dedication to quality is our goal.

Working Environment:

As a Bread or Pastry Scratch Baker you will be working in a professional bakery and kitchen environment. This position requires frequent use and oversight of commercial bakery/kitchen equipment including large batch mixers, stoves, ovens, and proofers. Direct and interactive communication with prepared foods team members (pastry and bread bakery and kitchen) daily and with retail facilities team members frequently.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • A minimum of 6 months food service experience, preferably institutional or commercial bakery.
  • Ability to work with both hands in a fast-paced, creative environment in an efficient and controlled manner.
  • Attention to detail and ability to stand and work long periods at a time.
  • Ability to read and speak English and perform basic math problems associated with recipes.
  • Ability to accurately and consistently follow recipes.
  • Ability to lift and carry 15 – 50 pounds on a regular basis.
  • Ability to consistently project a friendly, open, and service oriented demeanor.
  • Food and Sanitation trained and certified (ServSafe or similar), or a willingness to acquire certification.
  • Familiarity with organic and natural foods.

This position requires excellent tenure and attendance, a committed schedule which may include opening, mid-shift, and closing, and requires weekend, and holiday shifts on a regular basis.

This is a full time or part time, hourly position with a full benefits package.
Minimum starting wage: $11.10/hr. - $14.35/hr. (based on experience and skill level). 90 days learning period with increase at 1040 and 2080 hours worked)

To apply:

Fill out an online application. Or applications are available through IowaWORKS - 1700 South 1st Ave, Suite 11B Iowa City, IA 52240-6036

Cook I and Cook II (North Liberty location)

The primary focus of these skills based positions is to create consistent quality products made to New Pioneer standards from trusted ingredients. Outstanding customer service demonstrated through thoughtful preparation of appealing and nutritious foods for our full service deli and catering customers.

Working Environment:

In this creative, production, and oversight role you will be working in a professional bakery and kitchen environment. This position will require a high degree of manual dexterity and attention to detail while maintaining established product standards. There will be frequent use of commercial kitchen equipment including mixers, food processors, stoves, ovens, and knives. The workplace environment may also include frequent periods of time in walk in coolers and freezers. Direct and interactive communication with prepared foods team members (bakery and kitchen) daily and with retail facilities team members frequently.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • A minimum of 2 years of experience in a food service environment with deli and catering responsibilities.
  • Experience with product development, menu planning, and costing software (Master Chef, ChefTec).
  • Experience in a supervisory role – training and directing others.
  • Ability to work with both hands in a fast-paced, creative environment in an efficient and controlled manner.
  • Ability to read and speak English and perform basic math problems associated with recipes and customer order needs.
  • Ability to accurately and consistently follow recipes and meet all New Pioneer quality standards.
  • Attention to detail and ability to stand and work long periods at a time.
  • Ability to lift and carry 15 – 50 pounds on a regular basis.
  • Ability to consistently project a friendly, open, and service oriented demeanor.
  • Food and Sanitation trained and certified (ServSafe or similar).
  • Familiarity with organic and natural foods.

This position requires excellent tenure and attendance, a committed schedule which may include opening, mid-shift, and closing, and requires weekend, and holiday shift availability on a regular basis.

This is a full time, hourly position with a full benefits package.
Minimum starting wage: $11.10/hr. - $14.35/hr. (based on experience and skills test)

90 days learning period with increases at 1040 and 2080 hours worked.

To apply:

Fill out an online application. Or applications are available through IowaWorks locations in Cedar Rapids and Iowa City, IA.

 

 

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