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Butcher Job Description

Butchers work with wholesale sections of meat and break them down into smaller portions or custom cuts which can be sold to customers. They break down meats, design signs and displays. They also speak to customers to answer questions and manage requests.

We are searching for a trained Butcher to provide high-quality meats and services to our customers. As our Butcher you will perform quality inspections, use meat grinders, knives, saws and other tools to cut meat down into smaller portions, weigh, price, and package cuts and ensure that displays and signage are attractive and eye-catching.

You will also be required to speak to customers to determine their needs, provide advice regarding proper cuts of meat and preparation methods and coordinate pickups or deliveries.

To succeed as a Butcher, you should be courteous, knowledgeable and detail oriented. You should have excellent communication skills and a strong understanding of meat quality, cuts and preparation.

Butcher Duties and Responsibilities

  • Ability to use tools.
  • Able to stand or walk for extending periods,
  • Prepared to lift heavy items
  • Can work in cold environments.
  • Additional training is often required.
  • Knowledge of meat preparation techniques and cuts.
  • Strong communication, task management, and customer service skills.

Butcher Skills and Requirements

  • Cut, grind and prepare meats for sale.
  • Clean and maintain tools and equipment and ensuring displays and signage are accurate and attractive.
  • Weigh, package, pricing, and displaying products.
  • Keep records, budgets, and inventory.
  • Perform quality inspections on meats and other products.
  • Negotiate and confirm orders with suppliers.
  • Adhere to food safety and sanitation controls.
  • Greet and speak to customers, providing advice, answering questions, and accepting orders or payments.
  • Coordinate deliveries or order pickups.
  • Ability to use tools.
  • Able to stand or walk for extending periods,
  • Prepared to lift heavy items
  • Can work in cold environments.
  • Additional training is often required.
  • Knowledge of meat preparation techniques and cuts.
  • Strong communication, task management, and customer service skills.

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Personalising Your Butcher Job Description Advise

The hiring process and recruiting new employees to fill your key roles requires a degree of personalisation if you are to attract the best employees in a competitive employment market. The right person for a crucial role or more senior roles will likely have other employers targeting them. As your job description will be the first point of contact, you need to nail your pitch and provide the best possible service.

When creating your bespoke description and advert, you should cover and promote these points:

Job title: This should accurately reflect the role and include keywords that top talent might be using to search for jobs.

Job duties: The day to day duties, such as administrative tasks, which vary depending on the company and inform the candidate if they can complete the role.

Technical skills: These are the hard skills required through training, such as proficiency with Microsoft Office.

Soft skills: These include the interpersonal skills and general abilities the right candidates will possess. For example, the competency to prioritise multiple tasks, handle customer queries and customer complaints, work alone, or build a good relationship with coworkers.

The company’s culture: Highlighting your company culture and values ensures employees thrive and find outstanding job satisfaction. Candidates that are not the right fit won’t waste their time completing the application process, meaning you can focus on qualified individuals and hire in a more timely manner.

Career progression: Including the career path will entice candidates looking for career growth. 

Training and development programs: Smaller companies may need employees with previous experience or provide educational assistance over internal training offered by larger organisations with more significant resources. 

Employee benefits: Compensation and benefits often fail to appear in job ads and while you may want to hold your cards close to your chest, failing to include them is a mistake. Consider answering common questions, such as working hours and paid leave. Researching the average salary for the role in these early stages will ensure you don’t waste your interviewer’s and the candidate’s time.

Skill gaps: Your company may need to bring in new skills beyond those required to complete the key role and duties. Thinking on an organisational level can be beneficial when contemplating skills diversity.

Legal requirements: Ensure your job advert and description does not ask for inappropriate or discriminatory personal details, such as age, marital status, or religion.


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