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Cargill is hiring for full-time Meat Cutters-Retail/Wholesale to work in our beef processing facility located 30 minutes south of Calgary in High River Alberta. We are looking for applicants who value a safe stable working environment. As one of the world’s largest privately-owned organizations, Cargill extends an attractive benefits package, competitive wage and enormous opportunities.

Vacancies: 50 positions

Hours: 40.00 Hours / Week

There are two shifts: 

1st shift starts at 7:00 am to approximately 4:00 pm with one coffee break and one lunch break

2nd shift starts at 4:pm to approximately 1:00 am with one coffee break and one lunch break

Monday through Friday, with overtime as needed to fulfill production demands.

Over-time is paid at time and a half.

Career Level: Experienced

Work setting: Meat processing and packing plant


Wage Range is $19.55 up to $23.50 as per the collective bargaining agreement

Starting rate for experienced meat cutters (1+ years of experience) is $21.25

Starting rate for entry-level (zero to less than 1 year of experience) is $19.55


as per the collective bargaining agreement. Prescription medication, Disability, Medical, Dental, Vision care and Employee Assistance Program benefits will commence after three months of continuous employment.

Main Duties:

Work in a fully integrated beef production facility, performing precision meat cutting functions involving:

  • Working in a time-sensitive process deboning, trimming and preparing standard / specialized cuts

of meats using knives;

  • Cutting, trimming and preparing precise products in accordance with client specifications;
  • Working with specialized knives and equipment in accordance with workplace health and safety

requirement as well as safe food handling practices.

  • Maintaining equipment to ensure it is sharp and in good condition according to company standards;
  • Maintain high standards of sanitation and personal cleanliness;
  • Training for junior employees; and supervising other butchers/meat cutters
  • Performing other duties as required consistent with the occupation

Employment requirements

  • Completion of secondary school
  • 3-5 years meat cutter/knife experience required (Experience in detailed meat cutting for further added value)
  • Previous experience in meat processing and packing environment using manual cutting utensils and band saws.
  • Certificate of Meat Cutting Program (preferred)

Preferred Qualifications

  • Ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines
  • Ability to stand and perform repetitive physical tasks for extended periods
  • 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 a Company Medical Examination
  • Must pass a Criminal Background Check
  • Legally entitled to work for Cargill in Canada

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