Meat Cutter / Butcher

Reports To: Shift Manager

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt


The Meat Cutter is a position focused on cutting and preparing all varieties and cuts of meat
while operating and cleaning tools safely.

Duties And Responsibilities

  • Rotates all product used and created for stock using the first in first out method.
  • Ensures all protein items that need processed are cut and completed for next day’s delivery.
  • Ensures all sausage and specialty ground items are done to order.
  • Cuts items for freezer stock.
  • Fills out production logs for both beef and pork items used and stock status inventory sheet.
  • Breaks down equipment nightly.
  • Cleans cuber nightly; including but not limited to breaking down the equipment, washing all the parts in the sink using the 3-step process of cleaning, washing, rinsing, and sanitizing.
  • Takes out trash in meat cutter production area.
  • Performs all other duties as assigned.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience – One or more years meat processing experience required.

Language Skills – Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.

Mathematical Skills – Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole
numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent.


Attendance – Consistently is on time for work and completing their normal work hours.

Safety – Safety conscious about the work environment and equipment. Keeps work area free of debris to prevent trip and slip hazards. Stores all products and equipment in their proper locations. Ensures all safety guards and other safety devices are in their proper location, are functional, and utilized effectively on a consistent basis. Standard operating procedures, safety work rules and good general manufacturing practices are followed on a daily basis.

Communication – Informs orally and in writing, with clarity and good effect. It means to understand clearly and quickly when instructions or orders are received. It means judgment about what information is important and what is not, and what should be communicated, how, to whom and when.

Care and Use of Equipment – Takes good care of equipment and uses equipment properly at all times. Performs all maintenance when necessary, checks for defects, performs operations checks of job-related equipment, and cleans equipment regularly.

Quality Management – Is dedicated to providing the highest quality products and services which meet the needs and requirements of internal and external customers. Commits to continuous improvement through empowerment and management by data, open to suggestions and experimentation.

Physical Demands

While performing the duties of this job, the individual needs to constantly move about inside the plant using scales for weighing product, as well as using knives, meat hooks, vacuum sealers, water hoses, and tape guns to prepare and package product. The employee will occasionally be required to remain in a stationary position while processing orders. The individual frequently positions self to move boxes and products that are positioned near ground level. They occasionally operate a computer and printer for labeling. They must be able to exchange accurate information with customers and employees while interacting. The individual must regularly and frequently push, pull and/or move up to 100 pounds. The individual frequently operates an electric pallet jack. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision and depth perception.

Work Environment

While performing the duties of this job, the individual is frequently exposed to cold environments in coolers and freezers. They are occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; moving mechanical parts; fumes or airborne particles and toxic or caustic chemicals. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Due to exposure of food, employees are required to wear personal protective equipment. The employee will be required to wear slip resistant shoes, hair nets, and beard covers while anywhere in the plant.

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