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Become A Meat Clerk

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Working As A Meat Clerk

  • Handling and Moving Objects
  • Performing General Physical Activities
  • Getting Information
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings
  • Unpleasant/Angry People

  • Unpleasant/Hazardous Environment

  • Outdoors/walking/standing

  • Repetitive

  • $29,130

    Average Salary

What Does A Meat Clerk Do At Meijer

* Possessing a sense of urgency and comfort level to be able to work in a fast paced environment
* Building rapport with customers
* Displaying a friendly and outgoing attitude that is shown through good eye contact and body language
* Providing assistance by responding to customer questions in an effective and efficient manner
* Stocking product and maintaining product displays according to merchandising standards
* Following safety and sanitation procedures to ensure quality service and products for our customers

What Does A Meat Clerk Do At Festival Foods

* Provides customer service to guests
* Assist guests with finding items they are looking for on or off the sales floor
* Takes orders and other special requests
* Answers the telephone and assists callers using proper phone etiquette
* Addresses guest concerns and resolves issues when a guest is not satisfied with the service or product received, if in need further assistance, bring concern to Meat Manager
* Watches over service case
* Quality control
* Makes sure products are rotated, using first in first out method
* Garnish product
* Makes sure case and everything around it is clean and tidy; no messes or spills
* Be sure to have “New Item” signs and change out signs if things are on sale to the correct price
* Inventory and Temperatures
* Take temperatures of everything regularly
* Fill cupboards with containers, lids, spoons, tags, etc.
* Required to maintain food safety logs.
* Ensure all quality standards are being met, including quantity expectations at 100% by 10 am and 5 pm.
* Other duties as assigned

What Does A Meat Clerk Do At Hy-Vee Food Stores

* Provides prompt, efficient and friendly customer service by exhibiting
* caring, concern and patience in all customer interactions and treating
* customers as the most important people in the store.
* Smiles and greets customers in a friendly manner, whether the encounter
* takes place in the employee's designated department or elsewhere in the store.
* Makes an effort to learn customers' names and to address them by name
* whenever possible.
* Assists customers by:
* escorting them to the products they're looking for
* securing products that are out of reach
* loading or unloading heavy items
* making note of and passing along customer suggestions or requests
* performing other tasks in every way possible to enhance the
* shopping experience.
* Answers the telephone promptly when called upon, and provides friendly,
* helpful service to customers who call including taking customer orders.
* Works with co-workers as a team to ensure customer satisfaction and a
* pleasant work environment.
* Wraps, weighs, and labels product.
* Reviews the status and appearance of the food for freshness, then stocks
* cases or rotates product.
* Finishes trims on steaks, roasts, and chops in preparing these retail
* cuts, including seafood for traying.
* Prepares and organizes seafood items for display.
* Understands and practices proper sanitation procedures and ensures the
* work area is always clean and neat.
* Replenishes and organizes the coolers.
* Reports out-of-stock products to appropriate personnel.
* Trays, slices, tenderizes, and grinds product.
* Removes trash in a timely manner.
* Maintains strict adherence to department and company guidelines related
* to personal hygiene and dress.
* Adheres to company policies and individual store guidelines.
* Reports to work when scheduled and on time.
* Secondary Duties and Responsibilities:
* Prepares some signs for the department.
* Orders replenishment merchandise as directed by management.
* Assists in other areas of store as needed.
* Performs other job related duties and special projects as required

What Does A Meat Clerk Do At Tom Thumb-Flower Mound-Store #1854

* To greet customers and provide them with courteous service.
* To properly handle the Meat merchandise.
* Observe company guidelines on merchandise presentation, sanitation, good service and suggestive selling.
* Help the customer in any way necessary.
* Specific Functions Sell a variety of Meat items.
* Make product suggestions and respond to special customer orders.
* Answer questions about daily specials, product freshness, preparation, serving guidelines and nutritional value of products.
* Unpack merchandise received.
* Verify quantity and freshness of products.
* Store and rotate merchandise in coolers and freezers.
* Rotate and inspect products.
* Stock displays with new merchandise.
* Periodically examine displays to identify which items need to be replenished.
* Set up advertising signs.
* Set up ice tables.
* Build product displays to attract customers.
* Clean and maintain work area equipment and display cases.
* Answer customer questions.
* Must have neat appearance and good communication skills.
* Working knowledge of company s policies and procedures as outlined in the Randall s Employee Handbook and Orientation Handbook.
* Knowledge of department and its products.
* Successful completion of the new store employee orientation program.
* Required Education and Experience Must be 18 years of age or older.
* Working Conditions Working in varied temperatures, often cold and working in a busy environment.
* Physical Functions and Methods Independent mobility within the store.
* Standing and walking for a period of six to eight hours.
* Occasional stooping and crouching to reach in display and/or stock areas.
* Manual dexterity sufficient to handle merchandise.
* Finger dexterity sufficient to handle papers, scale keyboard and tags.
* Ability to effectively communicate with customers and co-workers.
* Visual acuity sufficient to select/stock merchandise and read labels.
* Strength to lift, push, or pull objects weighing up to 70 pounds daily.
* Secondary Functions Ability to work a flexible schedule.
* Experience in related job helpful.
* High School graduate, or equivalent, or student preferred.
* Perform other duties as

What Does A Meat Clerk Do At Jewel-Osco

* Adheres to Company and Division customer service programs to meet or exceed Division customer service goals.
* Handles customer relations in a positive manner, including effective resolution of customer complaints and reporting to the Meat Manager or Store Director as appropriate.
* Promotes Albertson’s philosophy of personalized service.
* Weighs, wraps, prices and labels poultry, meat, fish and other fresh products in the Meat Department.
* Follows laws and Company policy on weighing, labeling, code-dating and the handling of reworked and reduced-to-clear items.
* Receives and breaks down loads.
* Cuts cases, stacks, dates and marks merchandise, organizes and rotates product in cooler, organizes storage areas and refrigerates products immediately.
* Checks for quality and quantity.
* Maintains product quality by ensuring compliance with Company policies and federal and state regulations on handling, storage and temperatures.
* Transports wrapped product from work area to display cases.
* Maintains and stocks display cases.
* Pulls out of code date and spoiled product.
* Ensures proper merchandising, signing, inventory level and eye-appeal of department.
* May perform limited cutting duties for training purposes only.
* Controls shrink and expenses.
* Accurately completes and monitors daily log sheet and other required paperwork and logs.
* Maintains and organizes meat department cooler and freezer.
* Ensures cleanliness and sanitation of sales floor, meat deli and butcher block cases, work areas, cooler, freezer, equipment and retail cases.
* Ensures that product packaging, labeling, rotation and wrapping standards are met.
* Ensures proper merchandising of product by understanding and implementing schematics, merchandising of advertised items, proper signing procedures and monitoring product flow.
* Complies with retail labeling laws, federal and state regulations and Company policies.
* Complies with all federal, state and local health, and food handling and safety standards.
* Assists customers by taking and filling special orders.
* Makes product suggestions and engages in suggestive selling.
* Makes intercom announcements.
* Answers and responds to incoming calls appropriately.
* Responsible for performing all job duties and responsibilities safely, accurately and with honesty and integrity.
* Other necessary and required duties

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How To Become A Meat Clerk

Most butchers learn their skills through on-the-job training lasting more than a year. No formal education is required.


There are no formal education requirements to become a butcher.


Butchers typically learn their skills on the job and the length of training varies considerably. Training for simple cutting may take only a few weeks. However, more complicated cutting tasks generally require training that may last from several months to more than a year.

Training for entry-level workers often begins by learning less difficult tasks, such as making simple cuts, removing bones, or dividing wholesale cuts into retail portions. Under the guidance of more experienced workers, trainees learn the proper use and care of tools and equipment. For example, they learn how to sharpen their knives and clean working areas and equipment.

Trainees also may learn how to shape, roll, and tie roasts, prepare sausage, and cure meat. Those employed in retail stores are usually taught basic business operations, such as inventory control, meat buying, and recordkeeping. Employees also receive training in food safety to minimize the risk of foodborne pathogens in meats.

Butchers who follow religious dietary guidelines for food preparation may be required to undergo more specialized training and certification before becoming endorsed by a religious organization to prepare meat.

Important Qualities

Concentration. Butchers must pay close attention to what they are doing in order to avoid injury and wasting meat.

Customer-service skills. Butchers who work in retail stores should be courteous, be able to answer customers’ questions, and fill orders to customers’ satisfaction.

Dexterity. Butchers use sharp knives and meat cutting equipment as part of their duties. Therefore, they must have good hand control in order to make proper cuts of meat that are the right size.

Physical stamina. Butchers spend hours on their feet while cutting, packaging, or storing meat.

Physical strength. Butchers should be strong enough to lift and carry heavy boxes of meat, which may weigh more than 50 pounds.

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Meat Clerk Demographics


  • Male

  • Female

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  • White

  • Hispanic or Latino

  • Asian

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  • Black or African American

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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

  • French

  • German

  • Portuguese

  • Tagalog

  • Greek

  • Carrier

  • Arabic

  • Italian

  • Khmer

  • Dakota

  • Urdu

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Top Meat Clerk Skills

  1. Outstanding Customer Service
  2. Meat Department
  3. Seafood Products
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Provide outstanding customer service for every customer.
  • Identified, wrapped, priced, and weighed all meat department items in accordance with specified procedures outlined by standard practice.
  • Provided customers quality service as well as cut/ prepare all types of pork/beef/seafood products.
  • Examine the rotation of all meat products paying particular attention to expiration date and discarding outdated or spoiled items.
  • Unloaded 8000 lbs of produce from delivery trucks four days a week and stocked the produce department with fruits and vegetables.

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