Retail Stores

Smart & Final operates 247 stores in California, Arizona, and Nevada. Full-time and part-time associates are offered a competitive & comprehensive benefits package including 401K.

Use the store locator link above to find a store in your neighborhood.

To Apply - Submit your completed employment application contained in the job description below and bring to your neighborhood Smart & Final store or email your resume to HRResume@smartandfinal.com , or fax to 888-881-1365.

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Part-Time and Full-Time Positions Available:

External Applicant: Download Application and Applicant Identification Data Form

Internal Applicant: Applicant Identification Data Form

Service Clerks

  • Bag customer’s groceries quickly and efficiently while insuring the purchases are protected from damage, the bags are the appropriate weight, and the purchases are bagged in the type of bag requested by the customer
  • Assist customer’s in transporting products form the store to their vehicles
  • Maintain cleanliness and organization of parking lot and front end areas, this includes shopping cart retrieval
  • Maintain and stock front end supplies such as grocery bags and trash bags
  • Assist cashiers as requested with prices checks, locating items for customers and taking returned items to the appropriate location.


Load Crew

  • Maintains a store section, as assigned. May order, receive and stock merchandise using proper equipment. Marks prices on merchandise, stocks shelves, endstacks. Sets up advertising/promotional displays. Reviews invoices/bills for accuracy
  • Reviews price/order books, price changes, advertisement forms and direct vendor pricing information.
  • Offers friendly, courteous assistance to customers by providing them with current store and product information. When requested, loads customer purchases into cartons and assists customers to their vehicles.
  • Performs basic bookkeeping duties. Records lost/damaged goods and store supplies using appropriate ledger. Performs check out function at the end of each business day.
  • May be assigned cashier position responsibilities


Department Clerks [Meat/ Deli/ Bakery/ Produce/ Freezer]

  • Keep department shelves and display areas stocked, neat and clean
  • Keep product rotated according to the product standards for freshness
  • Assist customers
  • Maintain cleanliness and organization of department
  • Prepare and maintain product displays
  • Work around cold temperatures – cases, coolers, prep room
  • Receive and inspect incoming products for quality and accuracy
  • Create and maintain department merchandising displays and signage
  • Prepare cold & hot food items
  • Use knives, bread slicer, oven and proofer, deli slicer, saws, slicer, grinder and tenderizer, wrapping machines and other kitchen equipment
  • *Food Handler’s Card Preferred for Meat, Deli, Bakery positions


Department Leads [Meat/ Deli/ Bakery/ Produce/ Freezer]

  • Exhibits, coaches and reinforces world class customer service, high standards of ethics, honesty, trust, accountability and respect at all times
  • Oversees and maintains protection and safety of customers, staff, equipment, facility and other company assets
  • Assists with implementation of new Company and/or Store initiatives in a timely and appropriate manner
  • Oversees and maintains department ordering, inventory control and department maintenance
  • Minimum of 3 years experience managing a fast-paced, high volume retail food establishment, including previous successful management of a product department
  • *Food Handler’s Card Preferred for Meat, Deli, Bakery positions


Store Management Positions


Job Openings Location
Part-Time Person in Charge District 12 (cc727 Compton)
Store Manager District 5 (Orange County)
Assistant Manager District 12 (L.A.-South Bay)
Full-Time Service Manager (2 Positions Available) District 4 (cc387 Porterville & cc430 Tulare)
Assistant Manager (4 Positions Available) District 4 (Visalia / Porterville / Tulare)
Part-Time Associate (6 Positions Available - Front End & Load Crew) District 6 (cc378 San Diego)
Part-Time Associate - Night Crew (4 Positions) District 6 (cc464 San Diego)
Full-Time Meat Lead Associate District 11 (cc707 Upland)
Part-Time Associate (4 Positions Available - Produce/Meat/Bakery) District 6 (cc933 San Diego)
Part-Time Person in Charge (Night Crew Lead) District 14 (cc465 Simi Valley)
Part-Time Person in Charge District 14 (cc437 Palmdale)
Store Manager District 2 (San Jose Area)
Full-Time Person in Charge (Load Crew Lead) District 3 (cc445 Oakland)
Part-Time Associates District 3 (cc717 Antioch)
Full-Time Produce Lead Associate District 7 (Las Vegas Area)
Part-Time Person in Charge District 14 (cc465 Simi Valley)
Part-Time Associate (Cashier) District 3 (cc447 Pleasant Hill)
Part-Time Associate (Night Crew/Cashier/Produce/Meat) District 3 (cc526 San Rafael)
Part-Time Person in Charge (11 Positions Available) District 4 (Tulare - Modesto Areas)
Part-Time Person in Charge (3 Positions Available) District 4 (Modesto & Fresno)
Part-Time Person in Charge (Deli Lead) District 4 (cc402 Modesto)
Assistant Manager (2 Positions Available) District 6 (South County San Diego)
Part-Time Meat Cutter District 6 (cc937 San Ysidro)
Part-Time Associate (4 Positions Available) District 6 (cc937 San Ysidro)
District Manager District 3 (San Francisco/East Bay)
Part-Time Person in Charge District 15 (cc304 Glendale)
Store Manager District 15 (San Gabriel Valley & Surrounding Area)
Assistant Manager District 8 (North County San Diego)
Assistant Manager District 9 (Inland Empire)
Full-Time Service Manager District 8 (North County San Diego)
Part-Time Person in Charge (Night Crew Lead) District 8 (cc929 Santee)
Store Manager District 3 (San Francisco/East Bay)
Senior Assistant Manager District 8 (cc443 Hemet)
Part-Time Person in Charge (2 Positions Available) District 11 (cc707 Upland)
Part-Time Person in Charge District 3 (cc445 Oakland)
Full-Time Person in Charge District 3 (cc445 Oakland)
Part-Time Meat Lead Associate District 3 (cc446 Oakland)
Part-Time Person in Charge (Deli Lead) District 3 (cc446 Oakland)
Part-Time Person in Charge (2 Positions Available) District 11 (cc408 Ontario)
Part-Time Person in Charge (2 Positions Available) District 9 (cc490 La Quinta)
Part-Time Person in Charge (Night Crew Lead) District 8 (cc469 Murrieta)