Safeway distribution center jobs: Safeway Inc. is a supermarket chain in North America. It is the second largest supermarket chain, second only to Kroger. We will take a look at employment opportunities at Safeway.
Company History –
Safeway was started as Sam Seelig Company in April of 1912. Seelig opened a single grocery store inLos Angeles at the corner of Pico and Figueroa streets. After World War I, Sam Seelig Company became heavily indebted to its main grocery wholesaler, which was a firm owned by W.R.H Weldon. As a consequence, Weldon took control of the firm and let Seelig take charge of Retail Operations. The name Safeway was conceived as a result of a contest held specifically to change the name of the company. By 1926, the company had 322 stores in Southern California. By 1932, the number of stores was 3,400. The company went through a lot of ups and downs, mergers and takeovers in the decades that followed. Today, Safeway has more than 1600 locations and employs more than 178,000 people.
Jobs available at Safeway distribution centers –
Below are some of the warehouse positions offered by Safeway:
Warehouse Worker: As a warehouse worker, you will be required to select and palletize cases of merchandise for shipment to retail grocery stores. For this position, previous warehouse experience with an excellent safety record as well as familiarity with electric jacks is required. You will be required to lift up to 100 lbs of weight, making the position quite physically demanding. A strength test will be required for this position. Other duties as assigned, may include cleaning out trailers, driving a forklift, pallet jack, or other functions.
Warehouse Clerk: As a warehouse clerk, your responsibility is shipping and receiving paperwork in all warehouses. Proficient 10 key skills is highly desirable for this position. You will be required to manage several tasks simultaneously. You should be able to work flexible schedules including weekends and holidays as well. The candidate must be Proficient with Microsoft Windows / computer literacy in order to read, verify, enter data into various systems for COOL compliance, Food Safety Compliance, HACCP compliance, and SOX compliance. You will look up assignments on the RF computer and might have to drive a pallet jack as needed.
Stocker – As a stocker, your responsibilities are to stock the pickline, rotate stock within warehouse, operate forklift and pallet-jack, ensure “first in,first out” staging of product, alert operators and supervisor of product packaging defects; remove all damaged products. You will employ appropriate 5S techniques and perform other duties as assigned by supervisor.
Benefits offered by Safeway –
The benefits offered by Safeway are Medical, vision, dental and orthodontia, Employee Assistance Program, Prescription drug coverage, Health care and Dependent care Flexible Spending Accounts, Company paid basic Life Insurance, Paid time off for vacation, sick leave and company-recognized holidays, 100% company paid retirement plan, 401(k), Professional and Career Education program.
How to apply for a job at Safeway?
Applying online for Safeway jobs is a bit different than other companies’ online applications in the sense that there is no separate section of the site dedicated to distribution center jobs. No issues there. However, the only problem one can encounter is that there is no way to search by job category. You are forced to search by location. Thus, to make things simpler, we will take a look at the locations of warehouses before going to the career page of the site. The locations are http://suppliers.safeway.com/usa/pdf/wp_directory.pdf.
Now that you have the locations, you can perform a search specifically for the locations mentioned in that link. So let’s get to that. Go to https://www.safeway.apply2jobs.com/HVExt/index.cfm?fuseaction=mHVExternal.showMinimumAgeSelection
Choose the applicable option. Once done, it will take you to a page where you can specify the location or the zip code and radius within which you’d like to perform the job search. After the selection has been made, click on ‘Find’. If you chose to search just by state, click on the ‘Find’ button below it. If you chose to search by zip code and radius, click on the ‘Find’ button below it. You can perform a search in the locations mentioned in the first link, or you can . Once the results are displayed, you will see that each row has a button titled ‘Choose a Position’. Click on it. This will show you the available positions at that location. Select the position you wish to apply for and click on the ‘Apply’ button at the bottom. This will take you to a page asking for login information. Just to the left side of the login fields is a box to create a new user account. You can fill in the required details and use the new account for online job application for Safeway jobs.
Below is additional information that might be useful to know about Safeway jobs:
- The average salary of a stock clerk is $12.28/hr with the highest reported salary being $19/hr and the lowest being $7/hr.
- The average salary of a checker is $11.41/hr with the highest reported salary being $21/hr and the lowest being $7/hr.
- Sample interview question – “Describe a time when you had to deal with a difficult co-worker.”
- Sample interview question – “When can you start?”
- Sample interview question – “How did you know about this position’s opening?”
- Sample interview question – “What do you do if you have to work with people that have clashing personalities?”
- Other commonly asked questions such as “why do you want to work for us?” and “Why should we hire you?”
That’s all the information on Safeway employment opportunities. The employee satisfaction is largely neutral and only 39% approve of the C.E.O Steve Burd. Safeway can serve as a good place to get started as well.