Careers

Every employee makes the Difference

At Food Authority, we provide full-service purchasing, Customer Service, and last mile distribution to our customers so they can focus on what they do best. In a rapidly changing distribution market, we are always looking for great people to come join our FAmily.

Explore your options with Food Authority:

Join our Corporate team – if you are seeking a rewarding career in a fast-paced ever-changing industry, then Food Authority is the place to be. Since 1977, we have been a leader in food distribution in the tri-state area.

Our corporate headquarters is based in Hauppauge, NY. The following departments are based in this location:

Customer Service
Information Technology
Purchasing
Finance
Operations Management
Human Resources
Safety – Food, Employee and Fleet

If your talent is in any of these departments, please click on the application link to send your resume to our Corporate HR team.


Field Locations:

Food Authority’s three facilities service the East Coast from Maine to Southern Virginia, with our corporate headquarters located in Hauppauge, New York.

In each facility there are Warehouse functions and Delivery functions.

Our Warehouse receives, inventories, QA’s, picks and palletizes the customer orders. The Warehouse is open from Sunday through Friday and our warehouse associates work a 1st shift.

We service a few thousand locations, who receive orders at least 3 times a week. Service, Safety, Speed and Accuracy are 4 important attributes needed to be successful in any of our Distribution centers.

Selectors are picking orders and building pallets ready to be delivered to our customers. The Selectors use a Voice Command picking system that tells them how much to pick and from what location in the building. Our Selectors are paid on an incentive based on cases picked per day. 

As a Selector, 1 year picking/selecting experience is needed, power-jack experience, ideally worked with a computerized picking system such as VoCollect and the ability to build pallets and pick 50-75lbs consistently.

Receivers and Loaders bring the product into the facility, put it in slots and replenish so that the Selectors have the product they need to pick and then load the trucks with the finished pallets, making sure of proper weight distribution to ensure our trucks safely deliver each night. Receivers and Loaders can work 1st or 3rd shift and are paid hourly.

As a Receiver or Loader, 1+ years’ experience as a Forklift Operator is required as well as a previous forklift certification and a safe track record.

Each year our Delivery team drives millions of miles to customer locations to deliver and replenish store coolers and freezers so that when the stores open, they have everything they need to start their day. Our Drivers work at night, when the traffic is light, and parking is easy. Each Driver is home every day. Many, but not all Drivers, have a Helper who share the unloading and putting away of the product at the stores. 

As a Driver, minimum requirements needed are:

  • An Interstate (Class A or B) Commercial Driver’s License (including cleared background check)
  • Minimum 1-year consistent CDL Driving experience in last 3 years, ideally 3+ years.
  • No more than 1 accident in last 3 years
  • No more than 1 driving related suspension in last 3 years
  • No more than 2 minor moving violations while operating a CDL truck in last 3 years
  • No serious moving violations while operating a CDL truck in the last 3 years
  • Current DOT Medical Card

Current Openings

Hauppauge, NY

*CDL A Driver (Delivery)

*CDL B Driver (Delivery)

Driver Helper (Delivery)

Receiver/Loader (Warehouse)

Selector (Warehouse)

Porter (Warehouse)

Jessup, MD

*CDL A Driver (Delivery)

*CDL B Driver (Delivery)

Driver Helper (Delivery)

Receiver/Loader (Warehouse)

Selector (Warehouse)

Porter (Warehouse)

Westborough, MA

*CDL A Driver (Delivery)

*CDL B Driver (Delivery)

Driver Helper (Delivery)

Receiver/Loader (Warehouse)

Selector (Warehouse)

Porter (Warehouse)


Get paid up to $1,500 to refer a friend

If you are a current Food Authority employee and you refer a friend who is hired, you could get paid $500 for a Selector/Receiver/Loader/Helper, $1000 for a CDL B Driver or $1500 for a CDL A Driver. #friendsoffoodauthority

Refer a friend to work at Food Authority

As a Company, Food Authority is dedicated to building the best and strongest FAmily, where every employee has an opportunity to grow, both individually and as part of our team. In addition, we offer a full benefits package to 98% of our employees.

These are the benefits provided to our FAmily members:

Benefits

Medical
Prescription Drugs
Health Savings Plan (HSA)
HealthCare FSA
Dependent Care FSA
Health Advocate
Telehealth
Dental
Vision

Work/Life

Employee Assistance Program
Discounts through LifeMart
Verizon Wireless Discounts
Vacation
Sick/Personal Time
Birthday/Anniversary
Direct Deposit
Paid Weekly
Paid Holidays
Paid Jury Duty
Safety Awards
Work clothes provided

Family Security

401k with 4% match, no vesting
Life and AD&D
Disability
Leave of Absence
Hospital Indemnity
Critical Illness
Accident
Term Life
Short Term Disability
Legal Services


Why work for Food Authority?

Great Package

  • Excellent Pay
  • Start accruing Time Off immediately
  • 401k with 4% match and no vesting after 1 year
  • Benefits after 60 days
  • Company provided clothing

Payment for Everything

  • Paid to train
  • Paid for breaks
  • Quarterly Safety Awards
  • Perfect Attendance Bonus
  • Paid for extra stops, extra days, breakdown
  • Birthday, Work Anniversary

Family Friendly

  • Local Delivery and home every day
  • Consistent Schedule and route
  • Often a Driver Helper to support you
  • Employee Assistance
  • Paid weekly

Food Authority is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other protected characteristic as outlined by federal, state, or local laws.

Email HR for questions or further information.