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Skilled Production - Industrial Butcher

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Job ID 209121 Date posted 06/02/2022 Location : High River, Canada

Want to build a stronger, more sustainable future and cultivate your career? Join Cargill's global team of 155,000 employees who are committed to safe, responsible and sustainable ways to nourish the world. This position is in Cargill’s protein and salt business, where we provide wholesome, high-quality food products to a wide range of customers, from foodservice operators and grocery stores to manufacturers and exporters.


Job Location: High River, AB
Job Type: Full Time
Shift: Various

Compensation: $24.00 up to $26.75 as per collective agreement

New Sign On Bonus!  $500 - $1,000

Benefits Information:

  • Benefits are based in our Collective Bargaining Agreement.
  • Paid Vacation.
  • Extended Health & Dental.
  • Vision Care.
  • Pension Plan.
  • Short-term Disability and Life Insurance.
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Tuition Reimbursement.


Principal Accountabilities:

Industrial Butchers

  • Slaughter livestock using stunning devices and knives
  • Skin, clean and trim carcasses
  • Remove viscera and other inedible parts from carcasses
  • Split carcasses into smaller portions to facilitate handling
  • May slaughter cattle, calves as prescribed by religious laws.

Industrial meat cutters

  • Cut beef carcasses or sides or quarters of carcasses into primal cuts for further cutting, processing or packaging
  • Remove bones from meat
  • Cut meat into specific cuts for institutional, commercial or other wholesale use
  • Remove skin, excess fat, bruises or other blemishes from carcasses or meat portions

Required Qualifications:

  • Completion of secondary school may be required.    
  • For industrial meat cutters, completion of a program in industrial meat cutting or experience as an industrial butcher is required.
  • On-the-job training is provided for industrial butchers, meat cutters.


Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines    
  • Ability to stand and perform repetitive physical tasks for extended periods of time
  • Commitment to safety and quality processes
  • Attention to detail and work well with others
  • Enthusiasm and willingness to learn and develop
  • Excellent hand-eye coordination and decision making skills
  • Reliability/ Dependability
  • Basic English communication skills
  • Able to work in a fast paced environment
  • Must pass company Medical Examination
  • Must pass Criminal Background Check
  • Legally entitled to work for Cargill in Canada


Considered candidates will receive a phone call from a (204) area code. Please note that this position does not include relocation reimbursement.


Cargill is an equal opportunity employer and committed to providing accommodation to our job applicants with disabilities.

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