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Publix Associate

Our Bakers take pride in their work. They are devoted to providing our customers with the healthiest, most delicious baked products possible, and attaching a smile to every customer interaction. Without our Bakers, our stores wouldn't be the caliber of supermarket our customers have come to expect.

How to Apply


A Baker's responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Providing premier customer service, including greeting them and responding to questions
  • Dynamically selling products by providing customers with information needed to make product-related decisions
  • Reading and understanding recipes
  • Preparing baked goods
  • Loading and unloading large baking ovens
  • Operating other bakery equipment
  • Maintaining Publix's high standards for product freshness and sanitation
  • Training other associates as needed
  • Assisting in other duties, as assigned


Required: The required qualifications are as follows:

  • 18 years of age or older
  • Experience as a Publix Baker Apprentice or equivalent work experience outside Publix
  • Knowledge of baking
  • Able to deliver friendly, courteous, prompt customer service
  • Able to read, write and do simple math problems
  • Able to interpret, understand and follow instructions and solve problems

Preferred: The preferred qualifications are as follows:

  • Able to work well with others as a team member
  • Previous experience at Publix
  • A passion for serving people

Work Conditions

A Baker's duties are performed primarily in the Bakery department. A Baker may be exposed to various temperature changes and work environments. Work includes walking, standing, lifting and carrying products weighing up to 60 pounds, eye-hand coordination and interaction with customers and associates.

How to apply

To apply for a retail position at Publix, please complete an application using our Job Application Center, an automated kiosk located in the front of each store. A completed Publix application is required to be considered for employment.

After you complete the application, you can notify the Store Manager of your interest in a career with Publix. You can tell the manager that you have a current application and provide any details about your skills and experience. He or she can let you know if there are any current job openings in their store or other local Publix stores.

When an application is processed through the Job Application Center, other stores in the area may also view it. For more information about stores in your area, use our Store Locator.