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Meat Cutter (Littleton Food Co-op)

Organization Littleton Food Co-op
Location 43 Bethlehem Road
Littleton, New Hampshire 03561

Are you looking for an exceptional job? Are you excited about local foods, giving great customer service and do you want to get involved with a vibrant and unique community?

We are searching high and low for exceptional, enthusiastic, team members.

This is no ordinary retail job.We provide a safe, supportive work environment; opportunities to build skills; support career development; and encourage involvement in decision making. We also have lots of fun!

Candidates should be:

  • Dedicated, reliable, positive and enthusiastic

  • Customer service gurus that go the extra mile in providing
    outstanding service every day.

  • Flexible, available evenings, weekends and holidays

  • Excited about people, teamwork, quality products and creating a
    fun environment!

Employees receive:

  • The opportunity to work for one of the best area employers.

  • Medical benefits

  • Advancement opportunities and a flexible schedule

  • Competitive starting wage with regular wage increase opportunities

  • Paid time off  and Paid Holidays

  • 15-20% discount on employee purchases

  • Voluntary insurance opportunities including dental insurance

  • 401k program with company match up to 4%

  • Access to professional development opportunities

Is this the opportunity that you’ve been searching for?  Let us know by completing an employment application or come by our store: 43 Bethlehem Road, Littleton NH.

The Littleton Food Co-op provides equal opportunity for advancement to all applicants and employees in a manner that does not discriminate against any person because of race, gender, religion, age, national origin, marital status, disability, gender orientation, citizenship status, veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by local, state or federal law. Littleton Food Co-op is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


As a member of the Meat and Seafood department, the role includes setting and maintaining attractive meat and seafood displays.  Responsible for the preparation of all seafood and meats, ensuring a quality product is cut, prepared and sold to our customers.


  • Adheres to the co-op’s seven guiding principles and mission.

  • Regular, reliable and consistent attendance.

  • Cooperate and communicate with all co-op staff members.

  • Stay informed by reading all internal communications.

  • Know and follow all Co-op policies and procedures.

  • Establish appropriate priorities, manage and use time well.

  • Learn and adapt to new procedures and tasks.

  • Handle job responsibilities in an accurate, thorough, professional and friendly manner.

  • Ability to multi-task and switch tasks mid-stream to help others.

  • Help to train and support other staff members.

  • Develops recipes within budget and margin standards utilizing in-stock ingredients.

  • Makes price changes in accordance with standard procedures to reflect cost of goods and margin requirements.

  • Prepares recipes within necessary time frame.

  • Consults with Meat and Seafood Manager on planning and execution of resetting of sections to accommodate new products or to discontinue slower selling items.

  • Contributes ideas for new products, techniques and systems to improve the operations.

  • Understands and follows practices and state and federal safety regulations regarding food safety including: temperature controls, proper heating and cooling;  practices to avoid cross-contamination.

  • Ensure rotation of product.

  • Maintains perishable inventory for department operations.

  • Maintains inventory of non-food supplies and packaging materials.

  • Understands packaging, display and pricing margins.

  • Properly weighs, wraps or packages and labels foods.

  • Makes displays and fills cases attractively and neatly.

  • Keeps regular cleaning schedule for all equipment and department.

  • Cleans assigned area to maintain safe and sanitary conditions.

  • Works with vendors to accurately receive product when necessary.

  • General knowledge of seafood and meat products and prime cuts.

  • Basic meat cooking techniques (cooking time, temperature – internal/external).

  • Understanding the use of cutting equipment, grinders, etc.

  • Cuts, trims, bones, ties and grinds meats using butcher’s cutlery and powered equipment such as electric grinder, to portion and prepare meat in cooking form.

  • Cuts, trims and bones carcass sections or prime cuts, using knives, meat saws to reduce cooking cuts such as roasts, steaks, stew cubes and grinding meat.

  • Cuts and weighs steaks and chops for individual  servings.

  • Follow all guidelines and procedures as outlined in the health and safety manual as set by the Co-op.

  • Operates and sanitizes all Seafood equipment in a safe and proper manner.

Customer Service:

  • Provides customers with a high level of efficient, responsive service.

  • Suggests alternative products for those not available.

  • Obtain customers contact information to follow-up any unresolved questions.

  • Ability to project a friendly personality and work as a positive team member.

  • Outstanding customer service skills and an interest in serving the public.

  • Serve and assist customers at the counter explaining the products flavor, taste and how they are prepared from personal knowledge and training;


  • High school diploma or equivalent

  • Prior experience working in a meat/seafood department


  • Knowledge of basic seafood and meat cooking procedures

  • Proper handling of knives and other cutting equipment

  • Ability to visually examine products for quality and freshness

  • Highly motivated with a sense of urgency and the ability to work in a fast-paced environment with all levels of employees

  • Willingness to continue learning and growing as a professional within the Co-op.


While performing the duties of this job, the associate is required to be able to stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch and manipulate (lift, carry, move) light to medium weights of 10-60 pounds.  Requires good hand-eye coordination, arm, hand, and finger dexterity, including ability to grasp and visual acuity to operate equipment. The associate frequently is required to sit, reach with hands and arms, talk and hear.

Regularity and consistency of attendance is essential to ensure high quality service and ultimately a productive department and company.

Note:  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential job function satisfactorily with or without reasonable accommodations.

Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this Job at any time.

Date Posted October 11th, 2018
Deadline October 20th, 2018
# of Positions Available 1
Categories Butcher Shop
Type Full Time
Compensation $14-$17 per hour based on experience
How to Apply Is this the opportunity that you’ve been searching for? Let us know by completing an employment application at: or come by our store: 43 Bethlehem Road, Littleton NH.

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