Meat Cutter II FT

Save-A-Lot Chalmers, IN 2018-12-05


The Meat Cutter ensures the store’s meat department operates at the standards set by the company, driving sales and maximizing profitability. The Meat Cutter delivers the highest level of customer service and satisfaction by following the company’s meat merchandising plan and trimming /preparing standard cuts of meat as outlined in the Meat Cutter Resource Manual.. The Meat Cutter demonstrates excellent teamwork, interpersonal skills, and commitment to the success of the team.

Job Responsibilities and Accountabilities

  • Responsible for leading the performance of the meat department to achieve and exceed business metric goals. Responsibilities include product ordering, merchandising, productivity and maintaining control of shrink to meet company and business unit goals.
  • Responsible to coach and train others who complete meat related tasks within the meat department.
  • Sets and executes all work priorities and directs the assignment of individual tasks within the meat department including Meat Cutter I, Perishable Leads and Clerks. Responsible for enforcing meat policies and procedures within assigned store.
  • Using knives and power equipment, cuts and/or packages authorized beef, pork and poultry items according to Save-A-Lot policies and procedures.
  • Ensures that displays and case signs are updated appropriately and that meat is merchandise and presented to maximize sales.
  • Maintains proper date rotation for dated and undated products per Save-A-Lot policy, both in the display case and in the storage cooler.
  • Prepares and places meat cuts and products in display counter according to company policy & procedures so they will appear attractive and appealing to the customers.
  • Wraps, weighs and prices cuts of meat.
  • Labels packages according to COOL, USDA and Save-A-Lot standards.
  • Receives, inspects, and stores meat upon delivery, to maintain cold chain and ensure meat quality.
  • Ensures excellent sanitation and quality standards are met on a daily basis and adhered to per Save-A-Lot policy.
  • Responsible to follow and execute all SAVE-A-LOT policies and procedures which includes but is not limited to: COOL, Food Safety, Sanitation, Meat/Produce Scale operation, Mark Downs, Inventory Processes, Meat POG’s, Meat Cutter Resource Manual, Daily Manager Signoff and Meat Cutting List.
  • Responsibilities may include other perishable and non-perishable related duties necessary to maintain optimal store performance.
  • Protect company property, funds and merchandise at all times.
  • May be assigned to work in more than one store.


Number of Associates Supervised: Directly 0 Indirectly 1-3


Job Requirements

Relevant Experience, Education, Certification, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Must be 18 years of age
  • High School diploma or equivalent.
  • One year of previous experience cutting meat including using hand tools and power equipment, such as knives, slicers, grinders, cubing machine and power saw preferred
  • Successful completion of Save-A-Lot Meat Cutter Training Program within 3 weeks
  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent Customer Service Skills
  • Must be dependable and flexible
  • Must adhere to uniform dress code

Must possess the following leadership competencies:

Thought Leadership: Must be able to understand quickly, figure things out and resolve issues

Results Leadership: Must have a good attitude about working, demonstrate ability to accomplish goals and be able to work using the best methods as shown by the store managers and satisfy customers without fail.

People Leadership: Must respect and work well with manager, co-workers, and customers. Share information and be willing to teach others.

Personal Leadership: Must follow all rules, policies and possess the desire to learn new things every day.

Physical Requirements

  • Most work is performed in a temperature controlled environment with a standard temperature of 38-45 degrees.
  • Requires the ability to reach, bend, balance, lift and transport various objects weighing up to 30 lbs repeatedly throughout the shift; at times, product weight may reach 100 lbs. Requires the ability to move heavy product with assistance.
  • Must have the ability to stand, walk and / or move about for extended periods of time.
  • Requires the ability to push, pull, grasp and use sawing motions for extended periods of time.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature of the work performed by the employees assigned to this job. All employees must comply with Company policy and applicable laws. The responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified may vary within each department and/or location.

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