Chico Natural Foods Cooperative is a growing, dynamic, and diverse retail grocery that provides accessible natural and organic food to our community, knowledge and education to our customers, training to all our employees, and we embody leadership development within the business and throughout our community.

CNFC builds healthy communities. The people who choose to work at the Co-op constitute a vital community; one without which the Co-op would not remain operational. It is important to invest in the people who work here to keep that community thriving and financially healthy, through benefits and discounts, and by creating a generous yet accountable culture.

We strive to be one of the best places to work in Chico!  It is our goal to pay more than minimum wage for our entry level wage, making the Co-op a financially attractive place to work. Our entry level positions will start at a minimum of $12.60 per hour (Chico's Living Wage based on FT status) after successful completion of our 3-month introductory period.

Utility & Maintenance Clerk

Closes:  This position will start reviewing immediately and will remain open until filled.

Summary of Responsibilities: Keeping in mind the sustainability policies and practices of the Co-op, this position: assists with maintenance and repair of the building, property, and equipment while offering customer service and assistance in the store;  provides minor repair and service to equipment, grounds and the building and; assists in providing a safe and clean environment for customers and staff.

Minimum Skills or Experience: Basic knowledge of property maintenance and repair and knowledge and use of hand tools.

This is a part-time position working 15 hours per week generally three 5-hour shifts and generally starting early morning. Wage range $14.00 – 16.85 per hour DOE, will increase after successful completion of 3-month introductory period. Please submit a completed CNFC application to be considered. 

 Please submit a completed CNFC Application to be considered.

Benefits include store discounts and the EAP program at hire and, upon successful completion of an introductory period, benefits will include paid sick leave and vacation.

See attached job description and application


When there is an open position , submit a completed application and submit by: mail to CNFC, 818 Main St., Chico, CA 95928; via email by attaching the application file to humanresources@chiconaturalfoods.coop; or drop off at the store.

Those who appear to be the best fit (according to experience, skills, availability, etc.) may be called for a phone interview. Then those who appear to be a best fit after the phone interviews will be called to come in for a face-to-face interview.  If you are selected for the position, you will be asked to complete an authorization form for reference check, which is a requirement of employment and considered part of the application process.

If you would like to check in on your application, you may come by the store and fill out a check-in slip or email your check-in, letting us know you are still available and interested. Due to the high volume of applications for each open position, we do not accept follow up phone calls or respond to follow up emails. Applications are accepted for active job openings only.