Meat Cutter


Description of position:
Cuts and trims and prepares raw meat for sale using saw, knives, grinder, tenderizer, roast tyer and automatic meat slicer, in addition to all duties of the meat assistant.

Daily tasks and responsibilities:

  • Inspects and reassembles equipment sanitized previous night. Reworks and restocks display case to assess daily production needs and rotates product.
  • Receives and rotates meat in cooler. Scans inventory, reworks and destroys.
  • Brings cases of meat, up to 80 lbs, from cooler and empties contents onto meat cutting or other preparation area.
  • Cuts and trims meat to Costco specification using band saw, knives or automatic slicer. Operates tenderizing machine and roast tyer. Follows safety and security procedures.
  • Operates meat grinder. Dumps meat into top of machine and checks fat content of each batch from grinder. Follows proper department production procedures and standards for quality and consistency of finished product.
  • Transfers cut and ground meat to styro trays. Loads styro trays onto large plastic tray and transfers to large wheeled rack for wrappers. Assists with wrapping. Assists with stocking meat case according to Meat Manager’s plan for product presentation and merchandising.
  • Cleans and sanitizes area throughout the day. Performs duties to comply with health code, such as sanitation standards and maintaining proper temperatures. Follows all Sanitation Standards Operating Procedures (SSOPs).
  • Performs routine maintenance for machinery, equipment, and implements.
  • Sets up and performs seafood road show as described in Costco Seafood Road Show manual.
  • Provides and ensures prompt and courteous member service.

Non-Essential Functions and Tasks:

  • Assists in other areas of the warehouse as necessary.

Qualifications (Costco-specific or industry-specific skills that candidates must possess):

  • Education/Training : High School Diploma or GED preferred.
  • Licenses/Certifications :  Food Safety Certification - Level 1 required first day in the position.
  • Experience:  Meat cutting experience required 
  • Knowledge/Skills:    Must pass Costco meat cutting test.
  • Other:         

Knowledge and talents recommended for job success:
NOTE: For postings in Quebec locations, candidates must be able to communicate in French (oral and written).

Location Details
Costco Wholesale Canada Ltd. 485 THE PARKWAY