6331 Meat Cutter-Retail/Wholesale

Cargill - High River - High River, AB (20 days ago)

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Cargill is hiring for full time Meat Cutter-Retail/Wholesale to work in our beef processing facility located 30 minutes south of Calgary in High River Alberta. We are looking for applicants who value a safe stable working environment. As one of the world’s largest privately owned organizations, Cargill extends an attractive benefits package, competitive wage and enormous opportunities.


Cargill Ltd.

Job Location:

472 Ave & Highway 2A North

High River Alberta, T1V 1P4


50 positions

Apply online: https://careers.cargill.com/highriver-ab


40.00 Hours / Week

There are two shifts:

1st shift starts at 7:00 am to approximately 4:00 pm with one coffee break and one lunch break

2nd shift starts at 4:pm to approximately 1:00 am with one coffee break and one lunch break

Monday through Friday, with over-time as needed to fulfill production demands.

Over-time is paid at time and a half.

Career Level: Experienced

Work setting

Meat processing and packing plant

Wages :

Wage Range is $21.25 up to $23.50 as per the collective bargaining agreement

Starting rate for experienced meat cutters (1+ years of experience) is $21.25

Starting rate for entry level (less than 1 year of experience) is $19.55


as per the collective bargaining agreement. Prescription medication, Disability, Medical, Dental, and Vision care benefits will commence after three months of employment.

Main Duties:

Work in a fully integrated beef production facility, performing precision meat cutting functions involving:

· Working in a time sensitive process deboning, trimming and preparing standard / specialized cuts

of meats using knives;

· Cutting, trimming and preparing precise products in accordance with client specifications;

· Working with specialized knives and equipment in accordance with workplace health and safety

requirement as well as safe food handling practices.

· Maintaining equipment to ensure it is sharp and in good condition according to company standards;

· Maintain high standards of sanitation and personal cleanliness;

· Training for junior employees; and supervising other butchers/meat cutters

· Performing other duties as required consistent with the occupation

Employment requirements

· High School education

· 3-5 years butcher/knife experience required (Experience in detailed meat cutting for further added value )

· Previous experience in meat processing and packing environment using manual cutting utensils and band saws.

· Certificate of Meat Cutting Program (preferred)

Preferred Qualifications

· Ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines

· Ability to stand and perform repetitive physical tasks for extended periods of time

· Commitment to safety and quality processes

· Attention to detail and work well with others

· Enthusiasm and willingness to learn and develop

· Excellent hand-eye coordination and decision making skills

· Reliability/ Dependability

· Basic English communication skills

· Able to work in fast paced environment

· Must pass a Company Medical Examination

· Must pass a Criminal Background Check

· Legally entitled to work for Cargill in Canada

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: $21.25-$23.50 per hour

Additional pay:

  • Overtime pay


  • Company pension
  • Dental care
  • Disability insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Extended health care
  • Life insurance
  • On-site gym
  • On-site parking
  • Vision care
  • Wellness program


  • 8 hour shift
  • Monday to Friday
  • Overtime
  • Weekends

COVID-19 considerations:
Mandatory wearing supplied mask, barriers are in place, enforcing social distancing, hand sanitizers are available throughout the mail hallways, cafeterias. Contractors are hired to disinfect the throughout the facility.


  • Meat Cutting: 3 years (preferred)

Work remotely:

  • Yes

COVID-19 precaution(s):

  • Remote interview process
  • Personal protective equipment provided or required
  • Plastic shield at work stations
  • Temperature screenings
  • Social distancing guidelines in place
  • Virtual meetings
  • Sanitizing, disinfecting, or cleaning procedures in place