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Meat Cutter - Northern Nunavut

Remote Northern Communities, NU · Retail

Northern/NorthMart offers rewarding experiences and unique opportunities for growth.

  • Food subsidy
  • Furnished accommodations
  • Employee ownership plan
  • Vacation travel
  • Vacation paid time off

Candidates must be willing to relocate to anywhere in remote Northern Canada, wherever the business needs are. Relocation arrangements will be made and paid for by The North West Company.

Meat Cutter
Permanent Full -Time

To provide a memorable customer shopping experience by ensuring each customer is greeted promptly and that each request for fresh meat is carried out accurately and efficiently. Prepare, package and label meat department merchandise, ensuring customer’s needs have been met to maximize sales and in a safe and sanitary manner.

Job Description
As Meat Cutter, you are accountable to:
  • Follow all The North West Meat Department general and specific standards procedures, and goals
  • Ensure that prior to stepping into department that proper clothing is worn per local government regulations
  • Follow all Meat Department and government requirements regarding safety and sanitation procedures and policies
  • Inspects and reassembles department equipment sanitized the previous night
  • Transfer cases of meat, pork and/or poultry from cooler and empties contents onto cutting surface or other prep area
  • Cut, trim, tenderize, and/or grinds meat, pork and poultry per company procedures/standards for quality and consistency of finished merchandise
  • Per Company standards, properly package cut and ground merchandise to trays and wrap
  • Strictly adhering to The North West Company price accuracy policies, weight merchandise and affix label per Company standards. If a special order, attach copy of customer order sheet. Contact customer to inform them that their order is ready for pick up or delivery
  • Transfer wrapped and labeled trays to rolling rack for meat case on sales floor or for storage in meat cooler
  • Stock meat case, pulling stock from cooler throughout shift to ensure merchandise is properly stocked, that the stock mix is correct and that the merchandise presentation is maintained to Company standards
  • Provide superior customer service to each customer
  • Greet every customer that is in eye contact range, giving each one a smile and a warm greeting
  • Ask each customer if they need assistance with finding anything; seek assistance from management when unable to answer customer inquiries on own
  • Be prepared to walk up to a customer and guide them to item they’re looking for in the Meat Department
  • Respond promptly to incoming calls to handle customer orders or issues. Successfully resolve customer issues; know when to escalate to supervisor or manager
  • Provide friendly, courteous, prompt, and accurate service to customers
  • Be prepared to assist customers with heavy and/or large purchases or cart
  • Thank each customer for shopping at The North West Company
  • Perform any task assigned by management personnel
  • Follow instructions promptly and efficiently, taking initiative when appropriate
  • Adjusts positively to change in direction or assignment; proven ability to comply quickly with new programs, methods, practices and procedures
  • Follow all Company safety and sanitation procedures, and comply with local governmental laws
  • Clean and sanitize Meat department including equipment and utensils continuously throughout the shift; reassemble equipment after cleaning as necessary; at the end of the day leave sanitized equipment for the day shift to reassemble
  • Read, understand and follow all label instructions for the proper use and precautions of cleaning products
  • Sweep, mop, spray, wash, apply cleaning agents, and wipe to clean and sanitize the Meat area throughout shift
  • Wash all meat cutting equipment and utensils using appropriate sinks
  • Log all sanitation procedures performed during shift in Sanitation Log book including those procedures performed for cleaning and disposal of trash
  • Properly complete Production and Grind Log books each day
  • Comply with all health codes required by local laws
  • Continuously use proper lifting techniques
  • Continuously use proper box cutting techniques
  • Perform preventative maintenance for machinery, equipment and implements
  • Ensure that the proper amount of Meat Department supplies are on hand at all times; Check for and replenish supplies throughout shift
  • Assist the Receiving Department in the receipt of department meats and supplies
  • Maintaining organization set out by Department Management, store back stock, ingredients, and supplies in cooler and/or freezer per Meat department procedures
  • Re-stock necessary supplies in the Meat department for easy use on each shift
  • Participate in monthly and semi-annual financial/physical inventory

Working Conditions
  • Work in extreme conditions
  • Lift 50+ pounds
  • Work extended hours
  • Will be required to stand for long periods occasionally.
  • Use full hand mechanics
  • Handle or feel and reach with hands and arms
  • Work in remote areas

Our Promise to Indigenous Peoples
The North West Company ("NWC" or "North West") recognizes its longstanding relationship with Indigenous Peoples and its role as the largest provider of goods and services to Indigenous communities in northern Canada. North West’s predecessor entities were fur trading and provisioning companies that economically intertwined with Indigenous Nations for hundreds of years, well before the accelerated settler periods of the 19th and early 20th centuries.

North West acknowledges its predecessors were also instruments of European sovereignty and power that contributed to the colonization of Indigenous territories and Nations that make up the geography of Canada today. In the spirit of Truth and Reconciliation, we acknowledge Canada’s colonial history and the policies of racism that created power imbalances throughout history and the resulting harm done to Indigenous Peoples.

Our Promise to Indigenous Peoples is a reaffirmed commitment to building more collaborative relationships that will enhance the inclusion and social well-being of Indigenous People of Canada. We fully commit to the spirit of reconciliation reflected in the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action and final report.

Help Us Serve Rural and Remote Communities
The North West Company is proud to serve and support communities in Northern Canada, Western Canada, rural Alaska, the South Pacific islands, and the Caribbean. Our stores offer a broad range of products and services with an emphasis on food, and our goal is to be the best local shopping choice for everyday household and local lifestyle needs.

The North West Company plays a critical role in serving rural and remote communities across Canada’s north. Customers trust our Northern stores and NorthMart stores to provide the products and services that make their lives better. In turn, we trust our in-store personnel to deliver!

If you are considering a career in the north, we offer excellent compensation and the freedom to make a store your own. You’ll have the rare opportunity of experiencing life in the north, with its outdoor activities and culturally engaged communities. With food and housing provided in your compensation, you will be able to cut expenses and save.

We put our full support, including first-rate training, behind you. Many of our most successful operators worked their way up through our stores. If you are ready for adventure and hungry for a meaningful, wide-open career, take a look at what we have to offer.

We’d love to hear from all workers who are motivated to thrive professionally and personally while making a difference in multiple communities across the North. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


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