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Working As A Meat Cutter

  • 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

  • $24,908

    Average Salary

What Does A Meat Cutter Do At Sysco Corp

* Perform other duties as assigned.
* To know and understand the company’s safety and health goals and the objectives.
* Assist the company in achieving these goals by participating in the safety program.
* To help develop and follow all safe work practices.
* Participate in daily stretching activities to prevent employee injury.
* To give a written report of unsafe conditions or unsafe acts to management.
* To report all accidents, injuries or illnesses to my supervisor immediately

What Does A Meat Cutter Do At Festival Foods

* Responsible for all meat production including cutting, trimming, grinding, wrapping, marinating, sausage making, etc.
* Increases sales by ensuring visually appealing products
* Reduces shrink by following production lists, recipes, following accurate trim standards, and minimizing waste
* Provides customer service to guests
* Assists guests with finding items they are looking for
* Taking special orders and other special requests and completing them in a timely manner
* Answers the telephone and assists callers using proper phone etiquette
* Maintains an adequate level of supplies in the Meat department by replenishing items as needed.
* Contributes to overall department goals and objectives by assisting other areas of the department as available and requested.
* Contributes to overall cleanliness of the department by picking up, organizing, and cleaning work areas, shelving, and sales floor as needed
* 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 Cutter Do At Performance Food Group

* Operates meat-processing equipment.
* Utilizes hand tools and power equipment to fabricate meat portion control cuts to specifications.
* Prepares, saws, mixes, tenderizes, weighs and packages meat products.
* Monitors quality control and sanitation.
* Other duties as assigned.
* Responsible for the overall quality and consistency of product produced in compliance with all U
* S.D
* A., and Performance Food Group guidelines.
* Portions cut poultry
* Helps in maintaining Clean and sanitary work conditions
* Meets productivity and accuracy standards.
* Uses personal protective equipment as required.
* Follows HAACP guidelines.
* Meets quality standards
* Communicates with Manager any problems or issues that would affect quality standards of product shipping to customers
* Job Location:
* Deerfield Beach, Florida (FL)
* Shift:
* nd Shift
* Full Time / Part Time:
* Full Time
* EEO Statement:
* Performance Food Group and/or its subsidiaries (individually or collectively, the "Company") provides equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all applicants and employees, regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by applicable local, state and federal laws and regulations.
* Please click on the following links to review: (1) our EEO Policy ; (2) the "EEO is the Law" poster and supplement ; and (3) the Pay Transparency Policy Statement

What Does A Meat Cutter Do At Blarney Castle Oil

* Cuts and trims meat to size for display or as ordered by a customer, using hand tools and power equipment, such as grinder, cubing machine, and power saw.
* Ensures meats are displayed attractively and packaged appropriately.
* Customer Service: Receives requests or orders for specific cuts of meat.
* Provides information to customers on availability of specific cuts, how to prepare or cook chops or roasts.
* Provides advice on special orders such as deli trays or catering needs.
* Hygiene: Cleans equipment, work surfaces, display cases.
* Ensures refrigerators and freezers are clean and safe temperatures are maintained at all times.
* Ensure meat area is prepared for planned or unplanned inspections and maintain a good working relationship with external inspectors.
* Inventory Management: Collaborates with the manager to select inventory, including types and quantities which are appropriate for changes in retail activity such as holidays or seasonal changes in business.
* Qualifies and maintains effective working relationships with purveyors.
* Rotates stock to ensure meat is fresh.
* Deli Support: May assist in the retail deli, preparing customer orders, stocking meats and cheeses from the butcher area into the deli and developing new retail deli items such as sandwiches, main course dishes, etc.
* Safety: Follows all safety standards and rules.
* Completes required training within specified deadlines.
* Ensuring all products are stored correctly, and stock is rotated regularly.
* Providing courteous customer service by answering customer questions accurately and patiently in a busy retail environment.
* Anticipating changes to inventory to reflect the business cycle in this resort area.
* Typical decisions
* Establishes and maintains procedures to ensure equipment and work areas are properly maintained and stock is rotated.
* Other decisions referred for approval
* Recommends changes to inventory (quality, cuts of meat, types of prepared meats such as sausage or cured meats) that will meet changes in customer demand throughout the year.
* Recommends changes in purveyors for review with the Deli/Produce Manager.
* Develops new menu items for the deli, in collaboration with the manager.
* ID: 2018

What Does A Meat Cutter Do At Jewel-Osco

* Maintains an atmosphere of enthusiastic customer awareness with an emphasis on fast, friendly, courteous customer service.
* Engages in suggestive selling and other sales techniques.
* Cuts, grinds, and wraps fresh meat products according to proper procedure to ensure product quantity, quality and freshness.
* Stocks and rotates product.
* Ensures trim specifications are followed and proper temperatures are maintained in all phases of meat preparation, display and storage.
* Prevents shrink and controls expenses.
* Follows laws and company policy on weighing, labeling, code dating and the handling of reworked and reduced-to-clear items.
* Prevents sale of spoiled and/or outdated products.
* Ensures proper merchandising of product, proper signing, proper inventory level in retail cases, and eye-appeal of the department.
* Ensures cleanliness and sanitation of work area, equipment, cutting room and retail cases according to company policy and the law.
* Responsible for performing all job duties and responsibilities with honesty and integrity.
* Other necessary and required duties

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How To Become A Meat Cutter

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 Cutter Demographics


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  • White

  • Hispanic or Latino

  • Asian

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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

  • French

  • German

  • Arabic

  • Russian

  • Portuguese

  • Hmong

  • Italian

  • Chinese

  • Ilocano

  • Aramaic

  • Amharic

  • Tigrinya

  • Carrier

  • Tagalog

  • Polish

  • Lingala

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Real Meat Cutter Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Butcher/Meat Cutter Hadi & Basit Inc. Arlington, VA May 13, 2016 $44,000
Meat Cutter Mujtaba, Inc. Catonsville, MD Mar 11, 2016 $42,682
Meat Cutter J&K Corporation of Manassas D/B/A Fiesta Supermarket Manassas, VA Apr 20, 2015 $41,725
Meat Cutter Manager International Meat Market Central Falls, RI May 19, 2016 $40,900
Meat Cutter El Mercado Lakewood, LLC Lakewood, NJ Feb 18, 2016 $36,629
Meat Cutter Valley Markets Inc. DBA Hugo's Grand Forks, ND Sep 17, 2015 $31,305 -
Butchers and Meat Cutters Matt's Custom Meats, Inc. Saint Anthony, ID Oct 01, 2016 $25,378
Butchers and Meat Cutters Matt's Custom Meats, Inc. Saint Anthony, ID Aug 01, 2016 $25,378
Meat Cutter ASSI Plaza Pa, Inc. D/B/A ASSI Plaza North Wales, PA Sep 29, 2016 $24,440
Butcher/Meat Cutter Hadi & Basit Inc. Arlington, VA Dec 29, 2016 $24,000
Meat Cutter Creston Valley Meats Creston, CA Jan 01, 2015 $20,870
Poultry Meat Cutters Case Farms Processing Inc. Morganton, NC Sep 13, 2016 $20,035
Poultry Meat Cutters Case Farms Processing Inc. Morganton, NC Jun 24, 2016 $19,847
Poultry Meat Cutters Case Farms Processing Inc. Morganton, NC Jun 17, 2016 $19,847

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Top Skills for A Meat Cutter


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Top Meat Cutter Skills

  1. Ground Beef
  2. Pork Chops
  3. Meat Department
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Use a meat grinder to grind trimmings into ground beef.
  • Cut various meats: ribs, pork chops, pork steaks, chuck roast and ground meat.
  • Organize process meat by grade, clean meat department, fill meat bays, customer service and pack meat/seafood by weight.
  • Comply with sanitation and safety regulations.
  • Managed the seafood department, which included maintaining pricing integrity, labor, merchandising and operational processes.

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