SpartanNash Pit Master, Part Time in Rapid City, South Dakota

NOTE: This position is only located at the Family Fare Baken Park Rapid City, SD store.

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SpartanNash is an equal opportunity employer (minorities/women/disabled/veterans)

VEVRAA Federal Contractor

Position Summary

Responsible for preparing smoked meats, seasonings and sauces per our smokehouse operation guidelines; ensure the superior quality and freshness of all smokehouse products. Understand health, safety, and sanitation regulations.

Minimum Requirements


High School Graduate (Preferred)

or Equivalent (GED) preferred.

Job Experience

Prior experience in restaurant or retail industry.

Responsibilities and Essential Duties

Responsible to have a complete understanding of the smoking process; ensure superior quality and freshness of all smokehouse meat products. Ensure meats are properly processed, prepared and know cooking times for all items to ensure correct doneness.

Responsible to make seasonings and sauces used in the smoking process.

Organize items for preparation in order to ensure meats are processed accurately and efficiently in order to minimize waste.

Responsible for understanding the health, safety and sanitation regulations related to the smokehouse.

Maintain and clean equipment (i.e., blenders, utensils, etc.) and work area.

Handle spoiled/damaged products per established guidelines.

Notify management if products and supplies need to be ordered.

Have familiarity with all products carried in the department; know the differences in price, taste, preparation, use, etc.

May be required to operate cash register within the deli department; itemize customer purchases, receive and process payment in a timely and efficient manner while displaying courteous customer service.

May be required to assist in other deli department duties during slow times within assigned area.

Maintain a clean and organized work area; ensuring compliance with Company safety and sanitation procedures and standards.

Communicate the Company programs (i.e., loyalty program, scans, etc.), in-store specials and coupons to customers, and models high standards of service to achieve a customer oriented store.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and levels of work being performed as assigned for this job. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and requirements; additional responsibilities may be assigned as needed.

Knowledge, Skills Abilities

Good verbal communication skills with ability to communicate efficiently with customers. Good customer service and organizational skills. Ability to read and accurately follow recipes and directions. Ability to prioritize and work in fast paced environment. Ability to work flexible hours based on the needs of the department.

Physical Requirement

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 retail store environment (varied temperatures) and is frequently exposed to outside weather conditions. The employee will be exposed to refrigerated/freezer coolers on a frequent basis. The noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate.


General Kitchen/Deli equipment (i.e. slicers, fryers, scales, ovens, mixers, steamers, etc.)

General Restaurant Equipment (knives, measuring ladles, scoops, scales, can opener or other kitchen equipment, tools or utensils).

General Retail Equipment (i.e., cash register, telephone, copy/facsimile machine, computer, etc.)

Other Retail Equipment (e.g., pallet jacks, cardboard baler, sanitation and cleaning supplies, etc.)