Meat cutter

ARZ Group of companies Ltd. - Scarborough, ON (13 months ago)

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Specific Duties

  • Sharpen and adjust cutting equipment
  • Receive, inspect, and store meat upon delivery
  • Cut, bone, or grind pieces of meat
  • Weigh, wrap, and display cuts of meat
  • Cut or prepare meats to specification or customer’s orders
  • Store meats in refrigerators or freezers at the required temperature
  • working in cold rooms—below 40 degrees Fahrenheit—for extended periods is common
  • Keep inventory of meat sales and order meat supplies
  • Clean equipment and work areas to maintain health and sanitation standards
  • Follow sanitation standards when cleaning equipment, counter tops, and working areas in order to prevent meat contamination.
  • Follow and abide with all safety and health guidelines.
  • Achieving a safe and clean working environment for personnel through safety awareness and training, well maintained equipment, and sanitation conditions that exceed government standards.
  • To reduce the risk of cuts and falls, workers wear protective clothing, such as cut-resistant gloves and nonslip footwear
  • Actively solving problems in order to improve the Meat department level of service, efficiency and productivity.
  • Achieve daily, weekly and monthly sales goals.
  • Receiving, inspecting, and storing meat upon delivery, to ensure meat quality.
  • Serving customers by slicing or preparing meats to customer’s specifications.
  • Safely using butcher cutlery and operating power equipment such as an electric grinder and band saw in order to portion and prepare meat in cooking form.
  • Wrapping, weighing, labeling and pricing cuts of meat in accordance with specified procedures outlined by standard practice.
  • Developing product knowledge in all areas of the meat department including cooking procedures. Setting up display case and generally readying department for the day’s business.
  • Keeping work area free from debris and safety hazards. Handling and reporting any accident immediately, no matter how minor.
  • Maintaining a superior level of cleanliness and complying with strict food safety laws in order to maintain the quality of the food and health of customers.
  • Cleaning countertops, sweeping floors, and the general maintenance of the appearance of Meat Department area.
  • Monitoring freshness of all Meat products.
  • Preparing large wholesale orders in accordance with specifications of customers if and when needed. Serving customers and informing them about additional Meat Department products, promotions, and services.
  • Cleaning up at the end of the day.
  • Preparing equipment, stock and meat products for the following day.
  • Follow up the direction of the Meat department Manager in relation to the daily health and hygiene repo
  • Work as required with the meat department Manager on the "Worksheet for Determining Sales Targets".
  • Measure, record and monitor cooling equipment’s temperature and other required logs
  • Cut, bone, or grind pieces of meat and prepare different cuts of meat like roast, steak, stew and strips
  • Weigh, wrap, price and display cuts of meat. Sharpen and adjust cutting equipments.
  • Able to adjust and operate sausage making equipment

Skills and Competencies

  • Verbal knowledge in English.
  • Ability to cut meat effectively.
  • Able to perform duties with Cold temperatures
  • Ability to provide outstanding customer service
  • Ability to adjust priorities and manage time wisely in a fast-paced environment, stressful environment in order to meet sales and service goals.
  • Excellent communication, leadership and organization skills.
  • Ability to work a full-time schedule including nights, weekends, and holidays.
  • Availability to work the hours necessary to open and/or close the store.
  • Ability to handle busy work environment.
  • Understand the Company policies and procedures.
  • Some heavy lifting required, up to 50 lbs.
  • Minimum 3-5 years of experience.
  • Comply with all other duties as may arise from time to time and as may be assigned to the employee based on the business needs.

Job Type: Full-time


  • Meat Cutting: 1 year (Preferred)


  • English (Preferred)
  • French (Preferred)