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
Assistant District Manager Northern Region (Sacramento/Bay Area)
Senior Assistant Manager District 12 (L.A. - South Bay)
Part-Time Person in Charge (Load Crew Lead) District 3 (cc717 Antioch)
Full-Time Produce Lead Associate District 6 (South County San Diego)
Full-Time Service Manager (2 Positions) District 6 (South County San Diego)
Part-Time Person in Charge (2 Positions) District 3 (cc526 San Rafael)
Full-Time Meat Lead Associate District 1 (cc405 Sacramento)
Full-Time Produce Lead Associate District 10 (Metro Los Angeles)
Part-Time Associates District 6 (cc940 San Diego)
Full-Time Meat Lead Associate District 8 (cc469 Murrieta)
Part-Time Person in Charge District 8 (cc443 Hemet)
Full-Time Person in Charge (2 Positions - Load Crew) District 12 (cc440 Long Beach & cc727 Compton)
Part-Time Person in Charge (Load Crew Lead) District 3 (cc438 San Francisco-Bayshore)
Part-Time Person in Charge District 11 (cc313 Anaheim)
Senior Assistant Manager District 14 (Greater San Fernando Valley)
Part-Time Person in Charge (3 - Night Crew Leads) District 8 (cc360 Escondido & cc599 Vista)
Part-Time Person in Charge District 9 (cc353 Fontana)
Part-Time Person in Charge (Load Crew Lead) District 6 (cc464 San Diego - Midway Dr.)
Part-Time Person in Charge District 15 (cc367 Covina)
Part-Time Person in Charge (Load Crew Lead) District 15 (cc373 El Monte)
Store Manager District 12 (L.A. - South Bay)
Part-Time Person in Charge (2 Night Crew Leads) District 8 (cc443 Hemet)
Part-Time Person in Charge District 8 (cc469 Murrieta)
Store Manager District 1 (Sacramento Area)
Part-Time Person in Charge (2 Positions Available) District 14 (cc323 San Fernando)
Part-Time Person in Charge District 11 (cc317 La Puente)
Full-Time Service Manager District 4 (cc402 Modesto)
Part-Time Person in Charge (2 Positions Available) District 3 (cc453 San Mateo)
Part-Time Associates District 3 (San Francisco/East Bay)
Open Positions District 4 (cc811 Modesto)