Butcher / Meat Cutter - FT

Buy-Low Foods - Houston, BC (14 months ago)

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Buy-Low Foods is currently looking for Full Time Experienced Meat Cutter / Butcher to join our team at the Houston, BCstore.

Please note - we are accepting all applications, however preference will be given to people with flexible schedules and open availability. Journeyman training a definite asset.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Ensure that our food quality, quantity, freshness, and presentation meet or exceed our company‚Äôs high standards
  • Cut, trim, debone and prepare standard cuts of meat according to specifications using knives and power tools
  • Wrap and package prepared meats
  • Prepare special cuts and orders as per customer requests
  • Courteously answer all customer inquiries regarding different cuts, serving sizes etc
  • Ensure all equipment is clean, well maintained and fully operational
  • Keep department continually clean, organized and free of safety hazards
  • Follow all workplace and food safety policies and practices to ensure a safe work environment
  • Present a neat, fresh, and well-merchandised department

Skills and qualifications:

  • Minimum 2 years of experience cutting meat
  • Post-Secondary training in Meat Cutting Program preferred
  • Food Safe ticket
  • Knowledge of Meat department operations and skills
  • Positive attitude and superb customer service skills
  • Previous retail or customer service experience in a grocery setting an asset
  • Commitment to health and safety in the workplace, with the ability to work in a safe and responsible manner at all times
  • Must be self-motivated, reliable and able to work independently or in a collaborative team environment
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment with a sense of urgency
  • Can juggle multiple tasks, manage your time well, and work well under pressure
  • Able to take direction, adhere to established company policies and follow through with assigned tasks
  • Willingness and availability to work a variety of shifts, including: Mornings, Afternoons, Evenings, Weekends & Holidays
  • Demonstrated high level of communication, interpersonal & conflict resolution skills
  • Excellent command of the English language (both verbal and written)

Work Conditions and Physical Capabilities

  • Ability to stand and perform physically demanding, repetitive physical tasks for extended periods of time
  • Job requires manual dexterity; attention to detail; hand-eye co-ordination;
  • Standing for extended periods and bending, crouching, kneeling at times
  • Cold environment, noisy, with some strong odours

Our commitment to you:

  • Competitive wages with starting rates based on experience
  • Automatic pay increases based on the number of hours you have worked
  • Flexible work environment to fit almost any schedule
  • Room for advancement - all new opportunities posted internally first
  • Company matched RRSP Program
  • For full time positions: Comprehensive benefits package including Dental, Extended Health, Life & Disability

If you feel that you possess the knowledge, skills and abilities mentioned above then we would love to hear from you!

More than one way to apply!

  • Respond to this job ad: apply in confidence to the Hiring Team at the store
  • In person: drop off your application at the store - 3232 Highway 16 West, Houston
  • Please include a cover letter including your work availability and wage expectation

Please note: Anyone who can legally work in Canada can apply for this job. If you are not currently authorized to work in Canada, we are not able to consider your job application at this time.

We would like to thank everyone for applying, however due to the volume of applications received only those moving forward to the interview process will be contacted.




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Job Types: Full-time, Part-time, Permanent


  • Meat Cutting: 2 years (Preferred)
  • Retail / Customer Service: 1 year (Preferred)


  • Secondary School (Preferred)


  • Available for shifts on weekends (Preferred)
  • Available for shifts on weekdays (Preferred)
  • Canadian citizen, PR holder or Valid work permit (Required)
  • Any formal meat cutter training (Preferred)
  • Able to stand for 8hr shift and lift up to 50lbs regularly (Required)
  • Available for evening / closing shifts (Preferred)