Please carefully read the tips below on how to apply for employment at First Alternative Co-op. Resumes and/or cover letters submitted without a required Skills Attachment and General Application will not be considered.

Some of our skills attachments are fillable PDFs. You will need Adobe Acrobat or PDF program to fill out those digital forms.

After downloading the required materials, enter your data. MAKE SURE TO SAVE the file before attaching to an email, otherwise it will come to us blank.

Please ensure that you attach the newest document that has your changes, not the original document, as the original will be delivered blank.

EMAIL YOUR COMPLETED PDFS plus any other applicable forms to resumes@nullfirstalt.coop

If you are still having problems, please consider downloading and printing the documents, and completing them by hand (written, not typed). You may submit materials to Customer Service at either store before the closing deadline; they do not need to be submitted electronically.

First Alternative Cooperative’s staff  working at least 28 hours/week receive a full range of benefits, including Paid Time Off (PTO); benefit dollars contributed to medical insurance, based on hours worked; profitsharing when available; 15% discount on Co-op purchases. Note: some benefits are available only after completing a 6-month introductory period.

 

 

Customer Service Representative

Posted 1/28 — closes at 9p on 2/3

First Alternative Natural Foods Co-op wants someone with exceptional customer service skills to join our Front End team! The successful candidate must be able to demonstrate excellent leadership abilities and professionalism, as well as have the ability to work with a variety of customers. Additional requirements for this position include familiarity and comfort with computers, previous cashiering and POS systems experience, and superior problem solving abilities. The ability to multitask and give great attention to detail are also must-haves. Finally, knowledge of natural foods is desired.

This position will be for 28+ hours/week, depending on the candidate. Pay begins at $10.63/hour. Scheduled hours for this position are yet to be determined but may include some weekend, evening, and daytime hours. Shifts for this position may be at both the South and North store locations. Open availability and a flexible schedule are vital to being an employee at First Alternative Cooperative.

For more information, please see the original Customer Service Rep Job Announcement and the Customer Service Rep Job Description. To apply, please complete the required Fillable Customer Service Skills Attachment and required Fillable General Application, and submit both documents to the Customer Service desk at either store location (addresses listed below). Sorry, resumes and cover letters without the required documents will not be considered.

 

 

Dishwashers

Posted 1/29 — closes at 9p on 2/5

First Alternative is looking for two dependable and positive people who have previous dishwashing experience in a commercial kitchen to join our team.

Dishwashers are a vital support position in our fast-paced kitchen. Therefore, these individuals must work well in a team environment. Excellent organization and communication skills are required, as well as multi-tasking abilities, reliability, and previous kitchen experience. Individuals who are enthusiastic and self-motivated are especially desired. Possession of a current food handler’s card is also required.

Dishwashers’ main responsibilities are to wash the dishes, pots and pans that are generated by our kitchen, deli and deli customers.

Pay begins at $9.93/hour, and will be for 24+ hours/week. Scheduled hours for these positions are yet to be determined but may include morning, daytime, evening, and weekend hours. Dishwashers will be based at our South Store location.

For more information, please see the original Dishwashers Job Announcement and the Dishwasher Job Description. To apply, please complete the required Dishwasher Skills Attachment and required Fillable General Application, and submit both documents to the Customer Service desk at either store location (addresses listed below). (Note: This particular skills attachment cannot be filled electronically; please print it and complete it by hand.) Sorry, resumes and cover letters without the required documents will not be considered.

 

 

North store:

2855 NW Grant Ave, Corvallis, OR 97330

South store:

1007 SE 3rd St, Corvallis, OR 97333

E-mail:

lisal@nullfirstalt.coop