Meat Cutter

Cosentino's Food Stores Kansas City , MO 64126

Posted 1 week ago

Meat Cutter

Position Objective: To assist customers in their shopping experience by providing high quality meat products in the most efficient, friendly, and courteous manner possible.

Reporting Structure: This position formally reports to the Meat Manager.

Status: This is a non-exempt position.


The following is a list of any certifications, formal education, or training requirements for this position.

Essential Knowledge

A food handling permit must be obtained within the first 14 days of employment.

Must meet the training and experience requirements for a Journeyman Meat Cutter status within the first 2 years of employment (applies to both union and non-union settings).

Completion of ongoing training and development as listed on the Cosentino Learning Plan.

Non-Essential Knowledge

A high school diploma or equivalent is preferred.


The following is a list of the basic skill requirements for this position.

Essential Job Functions

Follow all guidelines on the proper techniques of cutting and/or preparing items for placement in the display cases.

Monitor all product expiration dates and ensure that all items are properly rotated.

Monitor products for any damaged, un-saleable, or returnable products that should be removed and follow proper procedures for damage claims.

Accurately count and record merchandise as part of the inventory process.

Quickly and accurately change shelf tags, change price markers on displays, and label/price mark merchandise.

Be knowledgeable about department items, procedures and policies so customer questions can be answered accurately and courteously.

Resolve customer complaints in a professional manner and recognize when it is appropriate to involve a member of the store management team.

Assist customers at the counter by weighing, wrapping and pricing selected items.

Know and implement the Cosentino Customer Service Standards.

Actively work to keep your work area and your department as a whole clean and safe for customers and coworkers.

Know, comply with, and encourage other team members to comply with all health regulations, sanitation guidelines and safety procedures for your department and your store.

Able to operate, clean and maintain all equipment safely and competently.

Meet or exceed productivity standards to produce desired team and individual results.

Demonstrates the strong verbal and interpersonal skills necessary for positive customer and peer interactions.

Demonstrates the basic math and reading skills required for the position.

Non-Essential Job Functions

Promote new items and weekly specials through effective merchandising and creative displays.

Quickly unload and sort incoming shipments and neatly stock them in their designated areas without damaging merchandise.

Neatly stock department shelves by matching item UPC codes to shelf tags and ensuring products are front facing for customers.

Closely monitor the department for potential security issues and report any concerns to a member of the department or store management team.

Support your company by completing additional tasks identified by management, assisting other stores or departments as needed and gaining new skills when necessary.

Physical Abilities

The following physical movements could potentially be part of any scheduled shift and employees will be expected to perform these actions while on duty.

Essential Abilities

Reaching overhead with both arms up to a maximum of 94 inches, twisting at the waist and lifting objects with both hands weighing up to 100 lbs.

Pushing and pulling grocery items/carts to the proper locations as needed, up to a peak force of 70 lbs.

Standing and walking for long periods of time on tile, asphalt, concrete or other hard surfaces.

Occasionally lifting and carrying up to 100 lbs.

Bending, squatting and crouching, at times all the way to floor level.

Able to work in colder conditions of the grocery coolers and freezers.

Non-Essential Abilities

Climbing a ladder, possibly up to 15ft.

Core Competencies

The following is a list of overall competencies identified for this role. This profile is based on the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities for the position.

Customer Focus

Meets or exceeds the service expectations of internal and external customers.

Accepts customer feedback and uses it to make improvements in products and services.

Decisions, actions and behaviors reflect a priority on the customer's needs.

Interactions with customers are courteous, respectful, and follow the Cosentino Customer Service Standards.

Integrity and Trust

Behaviors demonstrate a direct, truthful manner that portrays trustworthiness in all professional interactions.

Presents the unvarnished truth while still maintaining a courteous, polite demeanor.

Respects the privacy of others and avoids gossiping behaviors that break down working relationships and deteriorate trust.

Admits mistakes, avoids blame-shifting, and is accountable for actions in the workplace.

Interpersonal Savvy

Relates well to all kinds of people.

Builds rapport with customers and coworkers while still demonstrating appropriate professional boundaries.

Maintains constructive and effective relationships with peers and customers.

Uses diplomacy and tact to diffuse even high-tension situations comfortably.

Effectively resolves conflicts or other difficult interpersonal circumstances in the workplace by using appropriate means and resources.

Adaptable Learning Style

Learns quickly when faced with new procedures, problems or other changes.

Open and adaptable to changes in the workplace.

Learns from both successes and failures in the learning process in order to keep developing in the workplace.

Quickly considers all angles of a situation to identify solutions and problem-solve challenges.

Eager and willing to tackle tasks and projects that require learning new skill sets or gaining advanced knowledge.

Looks for new opportunities to develop professionally and keep skills and knowledge fresh.

Results Oriented

Known as the type of person to "step up to the plate" to get things done.

Responds to tasks, projects or requests with a sense of urgency.

Shows the follow through and drive to complete projects or tasks even when challenges or unforeseen obstacles are presented.

Demonstrates an eager and willing attitude when asked to participate in new projects or tasks.

Able to anticipate problem areas and possible solutions for improvement.

Functions well as part of a team, but can also act independently when necessary to "get the job done".

Demonstrates required skills in a manner that produces desired results.

Follows company policy and procedures in order to achieve maximum results.

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Meat Cutter

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