Meat Cutter/ Deboner

Family Meats - Ponoka, AB (30+ days ago)

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Family Meats is one of the largest provincially inspected processors in Alberta. We are currently recruiting a Meat Cutter/ Deboner team member for our Ponoka, Alberta facility.

As a member of the team you will be responsible for, but not limited to:

General Responsibilities

  • Remove inedible parts from carcasses
  • Clean and trim carcasses
  • Cut beef or quarters of carcasses into primal cuts for further cutting, processing or packaging, de-bone meat, cut meat into specific cuts for intuitional, commercial or other wholesale use
  • Wearing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE, i.e. hard hat, steel toe boots*, mesh safety equipment, etc) as provided by the employer (*Boot allowance after 6 Months)
  • Working in a variety of environments including wet, humid, cold, hot, inside, or outside
  • Working with animal blood and various parts/ contents of a butchered animal

Work Conditions and Physical Capabilities

  • Repetitive tasks, handling heavy loads, physically demanding, manual dexterity, attention to detail, hand-eye coordination, standing for extended periods, bending, crouching, kneeling, work above shoulder height, adjust to strong odors and blood
  • Working with knives, saws and power cutting tools
  • Environment: noisy, odors, hot, cold/refrigerated
  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed
  • Slaughter plant and meat processing and packaging plant

Qualifications/ Requirements

  • Ability to work under pressure and might tight deadlines
  • Some High School education
  • Commitment to safety and quality processes
  • Should have 6 months plus previous experience in retail/wholesale or industrial butchery and/or other knife skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Works well with others
  • Critical thinking skills
  • Excellent hand-eye coordination and decision making skills
  • Basic English communication skills

Competitive Wage

44 Hours per week as per collective agreement

Permanent Full Time Position

Benefits after 6 Months


Job Type: Full-time


  • Dental Care
  • Extended Health Care
  • Store Discount


  • 8 Hour Shift
  • Monday to Friday

Work remotely:

  • No