Meat Cutter

Winco Foods Arlington , TX 76004

Posted 2 months ago

About Us

Join our Winning Team today and start your ownership journey!

WinCo Foods is a rapidly growing family of over 130 grocery stores, complete with our own distribution centers and transportation network. We're proud to operate across 10 states west of the Rockies with more than 20,000 employee owners.

At WinCo Foods we act like owners - because we are! We believe, as the Low Price Grocery Leader, that we make the lives of the communities where we operate better by giving them the best possible prices to feed their families and by focusing on the success, well-being and diversity of our employee owners.

Currently, WinCo is the third largest Employee-Owned company in the United States and is #59 on the list of largest privately owned companies. Did you know that WinCo has more than 500 millionaire employee-owners in our Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP)? Once eligible, you can start your journey to ownership with an annual gift of stock equaling 20% of what you make each year. (ESOP available at most locations and subject to vesting, check the locations Summary Plan Description).

WinCo Foods offers the very best benefits in the industry, with low cost, high quality medical benefits with rates as low as $30 a month, enrollment in our ESOP after 6 months, career advancement opportunities, paid vacation and sick leave, competitive wages, tuition reimbursement, employee assistance, discount program - and even voluntary benefits like Pet Insurance!


Job Summary

Maintain desired level of fresh meat production. Ensure customer service, product quality, freshness and selection. Maintain cleanliness of department and equipment. Consistently provides friendly, courteous customer service to internal and external customers. Performs other related work.

Typical Duties and Responsibilities

  • Seeks opportunities to welcome, engage, serve and thank customers. Maintains an atmosphere of friendly, enthusiastic customer service with an emphasis of taking care of the customer.

  • Maintains an atmosphere of enthusiastic customer awareness with an emphasis on fast, friendly, courteous customer service.

  • Engages in suggestive selling and other sales techniques.

  • Cuts, grinds, and wraps fresh meat products according to related quantity, quality and freshness standards.

  • Stocks and rotates product.

  • Ensures trim specifications are followed and proper temperatures are maintained in all phases of meat preparation, display and storage.

  • Prevents shrink and controls expenses.

  • Prevents sale of spoiled and/or outdated product by following legal regulations and company policy on weighing, labeling, code dating and the processing of re-worked or reduced-to-clear items.

  • Ensures proper merchandising of product, signing, inventory level in retail cases, and eye-appeal of the department.

  • Ensures cleanliness and sanitation of work area, equipment, cutting room and retail cases according to company policy and the law.

  • Performs other duties as assigned or needed.


Ability to:

  • Consistently provide friendly, courteous service to internal and external customers.

  • Work varied hours primarily between the hours of 5:00 am to 11:00 pm in a 24/7 operation; including night, weekends and holidays.

  • Perform friendly, courteous, tactful interactions and maintain composure in dealing with customer and co-workers.

  • Conduct visual inspections, read production guides and product labels.

  • Properly use cleaning chemicals in accordance with manufacture's guidelines and instructions.

  • Properly handle related food products per State and County laws, and WinCo standards.

  • Communicate with co-workers and follow written work assignments / instructions.

  • Reach, lift and maneuver objects of varying dimensions and weights up to approximately 80 lbs. frequently.

  • Push and pull fully loaded handtrucks and pallet jacks.

  • Perform repetitious arm and hand movements required to cut, slice and process meat products.

  • Stand for long periods of time, walk and move rapidly, bend, twist and turn frequently.

  • Perform safe/quick movements and operate related equipment listed below with manual dexterity and hand /eye coordination.

  • Work with hands exposed to moisture.

  • Work for prolonged periods of time in a refrigerated area (32 to 50 degrees Fahrenheit), handling refrigerated goods (occasionally -20 degrees and frequently 28 degrees Fahrenheit).

  • Learn product variability, perishability, safety and sanitation procedures, and dept. policies.

  • Perform basic math (add, subtract, divide and multiply) and compute weights and measures.

  • Perform primary duties with efficiency and accuracy.

  • Wear hats, hairnets, gloves, and other personal protective equipment as required.

Additional Requirements:

  • Food Handlers Certification (Per State Laws)

Machines and Equipment Operated:

  • Scales, knives, band saws, meat tenderizers, meat slicers, grinders and bailer.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature of work performed by the employees assigned to this job. All employees must comply with Company policies and applicable laws. The responsibilities, duties and qualifications required of personnel may vary.


As WinCo Foods continues to grow, our diversity-from our variety of perspectives and wide range of experiences-is essential to our strategy and success. We are committed to continue to cultivate and celebrate an inclusive environment in which all employees are valued and respected regardless of their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran, or disability status.

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