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Meat Cutter - Back up job in Vancouver, WA

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New Seasons Market jobs
Vancouver, WA, Other
Company Name:
New Seasons Market
Company Type:
Certified B Corporation
Other/Not Classified

United States
State / Province:
Vancouver, WA


Position Title: Meat Cutter – Back Up
Department: Meat and Seafood
Supervisory Responsibility: Not responsible for supervising others.
Reports To: Meat and Seafood Manager
Region: Oregon/SW Washington
FLSA Classification: Non-exempt

Position Description: Processes all cuts of beef, lamb and pork products. Provides exceptional customer service and contributes to a positive and collaborative team environment.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Contributes to a positive and supportive work environment.
  • Demonstrates an adaptable and flexible work style, shifting tasks as priorities and circumstances change.
  • Demonstrates ability to multi-task and manage own time.  Adjusts priorities, productivity, efficiency and speed based on needs and conditions of department.  
  • Self-motivated and able to work independently, as well as cooperatively within a team.
  • Gives and receives feedback in a constructive manner.  Responds to feedback in order to improve performance.
  • Understands and follows through on verbal and written directions.
  • Speaks up. Shares ideas and feedback that contributes to success of store and company.  
  • Conserves company resources.  Works in a manner consistent with company Vision, Mission and Values and sustainability program.
  • Observes all company rules and policies.
  • Performs other duties and tasks as assigned.

Customer Service

  • Engages the customer in a friendly manner, shares product information and assists in locating product throughout the store.  Seeks opportunities to exceed customer expectations and enhance the customer experience.
  • Adapts service based on customer needs, handles difficult customer situations and seeks solutions to delight the customer.

Position Specific Functions

  • Processes, cuts and trims meat products to company standards.
  • Merchandises and maintains meat cases.
  • Prepares, wraps, weighs, tares, prices and presents Meat and Seafood department products.
  • Assists customers with product selection.  Shares product knowledge with customers.  Makes recommendations and suggestions based on customer needs.
  • Completes customer special orders thoroughly and provides follow-through as needed.
  • Receives and unloads merchandise; checks quality, count and condition. Communicates any issues to management and merchandising team.
  • Stocks and rotates products with attention to product quality and expiration dates.
  • Maintains the organization, rotation and cleanliness of back stock areas.
  • Maintains accurate pricing and signage that meet merchandising standards.
  • Handles damaged and spoiled product according to company policy.
  • Understands and complies with specific shift guidelines, tasks and responsibilities.
  • Maintains awareness of current ads, promotions, holidays and events.
  • Demonstrates familiarity with products in department, including terminology, cuts, recommended product uses, vendor/supplier information and product labeling, with ability to continue learning.
  • Notifies department manager or Manager On Duty of any situations relating to customer service, safety, productivity, security or any other situation that may have an adverse effect on the store.

Required Permits and Licenses: Food Handler’s card and ServSafe certification

Facilities, Sanitation, Work Safety and Food Safety

  • Adheres to work and food safety policies set forth by the company and regulatory agencies.
  • Performs janitorial tasks in compliance with sanitation standards established by store policy and state and local health departments. Contributes to store cleanliness.
  • Maintains equipment, informs store/department management of any problems.
  • Reports all safety concerns and work related injuries to management.
  • Frequent handwashing is required.

Tools and Equipment Used
This position may be required to use the following tools and equipment: knives, slicer, band saw, blast chiller, smoker, sausage pump, scale, heat wrapper, temp gun, grinder, cuber, cart, hand truck, baler, industrial food processor, mixers, dishwasher, pallet jack, office equipment, and computer

Position Requirements  
In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the ADA Amendments Act of 2008, and other applicable state or local law, we will make reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants and employees with disabilities.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Friendly and customer service oriented, with an interest in food and cooking.
  • Previous restaurant, kitchen or catering experience required.  Experience working in a high-volume environment preferred.
  • Retail or customer service experience preferred.
  • Strong knife skills required. Previous meat cutting or production experience strongly preferred.
  • Knowledge of meat products and familiarity with cooking/preparation techniques required.
  • Basic math and computation skills required.
  • Skills to work independently, effectively manage own time and multi-task in a fast-paced environment.
  • Skills to adapt to the shifting priorities and needs of a retail environment.
  • Skills to exercise good judgment at all times.
  • Self-motivated, with high attention to detail, quality and presentation.
  • Skills to collaborate and communicate effectively and professionally in a team environment and one on one with coworkers, supervisors and customers.
  • Skills to manage difficult customer interactions preferred.
  • Skills to read, understand and follow through on verbal and written instructions.
  • Ability to maintain a flexible schedule in order to meet needs of the department.
  • Ability to reliably meet required work schedule and adhere to company attendance policy.

Physical Requirements

  • Heavy work level
  • Continuously required to be on feet with a mix of standing and walking throughout shift.  Sitting seldom required.
  • Continuously required to: lift and carry 1-20 pounds; use arms, hands and wrists; grasping/squeezing; reach at/above shoulder; reach below shoulder
  • Frequently required to: lift and carry 21-50 pounds; bend/stoop; twist; push and/or pull 1-80 pounds
  • Seldom required to: crouch/squat
  • Frequency of climbing stairs and ladders dependent on location

Work Environment

  • Work occurs in a grocery store environment which includes surfaces that can be wet and slippery, moderate noise level, and temperature extremes in controlled environments in the cooler and freezer.
  • There may be exposure to dust, mold, gluten, fragrances and other fumes and airborne particles, fresh fruits, vegetables, house plants, and flowers.
  • Work requires use of and working in proximity to common commercial cleaning agents.
  • This position works on or around moving machinery or moving parts; may include vibration

Important Notice: The job duties, responsibilities, requirements and conditions, physical requirements and work environment listed in this job description are examples of the tasks that a staff member may be required to perform and may vary slightly based on location.  New Seasons Market reserves the right to revise the job description at any time and to require staff members to perform other tasks as circumstances or conditions of business change.

ref: (SB_12716)
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