Meat Cutter Job Description

Meat Cutter Job Description

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Meat cutter provides customers with fresh/frozen products that they have ordered and the correct portion size (or as close as possible to the amount ordered) to prevent shrink.

Meat Cutter Duties & Responsibilities

To write an effective meat cutter job description, begin by listing detailed duties, responsibilities and expectations. We have included meat cutter job description templates that you can modify and use.

Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Quality and safety duties include receiving, inspecting and storing products to ensure quality, following proper cleaning and sanitation procedures, operating equipment in a safe and focused manner while tracking date and rotation of products and completing any necessary reports
Will wrap and price packages, weigh up any price per lb packages that will be displayed in counter
Cuts and trims meat to size for display or as ordered by customer by performing the following duties
Properly clean, store and maintain all knives, scales, assigned
Wraps meat
Customer service duties include preparing cuts of meat to fulfill customer orders, greet, educate and inform customers about products and preparation while providing overall exceptional service to ensure a positive and lasting customer impression
Portions cut poultry
Helps in maintaining Clean and sanitary work conditions
Meets productivity and accuracy standards
Follows HAACP guidelines

Meat Cutter Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Education for Meat Cutter

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the meat cutter job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as High School and Associate Degree in General Education, Education, Performance, Business, Military, Medical, Health, Retail Management, Faculty, Technical

Skills for Meat Cutter

Desired skills for meat cutter include:

Weekly ad items
Products sold within the department and be able to respond to questions and make suggestions about products
Gives customers direction of product location throughout the store
Automatic/hand wrapping machines
Basic math
Backroom operations
Inventory management
Sanitation guidelines
Business on the floor

Desired experience for meat cutter includes:

Experience with commercial production preferred
Ability to coach other Partners
Communicates with Manager any problems or issues that would affect quality standards of product shipping to customers
Responsible for all meat production including cutting, trimming, grinding, wrapping, marinating, sausage making
Stocks meat cases
Ensures cleanliness of meat aisles, storage area, and work area for safety

Meat Cutter Examples


Meat Cutter Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is searching for experienced candidates for the position of meat cutter. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for meat cutter
  • Properly clean, store and maintain all knives, scales, assigned to you
  • Assist with prep duties as needed
  • Complete a minimum of four cut tests per week
  • Basic housekeeping
  • Cutting hog carcasses into standard cuts of meat to prepare for packing and marketing
  • Using tools such as a straight knife, mechanical knife, or saw
  • Shaping meat
  • Weighing, wrapping and boxing meat
  • Assembling boxes and packing for shipment
  • Transferring tubs/barrels of meat into larger containers
Qualifications for meat cutter
  • Must have expert packaging and wrapping skills
  • Understands COOL compliance for seafood products
  • Ability to pass client hire eligibility screenings

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