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Head Butcher
Sonoma County Meat Co.

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Head Butcher

Sonoma County Meat Co.
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Job Summary

$27-35 per hour
Job Type
Job Last Posted
Job posted 14 days ago
Job Role
Manufacturing, Food Production
Employer's Industry
Food & Hospitality, Warehouse & Manufacturing
Job Schedule
Mornings, Weekdays

Job Description

 Job Title: Head Butcher
Classification: Full-Time
Salary: Based on Experience ($27 - $35); Competitive Benefits Package

We aim to earn your loyalty as we build our team to meet the growing demands of our devoted customers. Join us and enjoy:

-$1,000 sign on bonus
-Health Insurance (Medical, Dental, & Vision) after 60 days
-Matching 401k Benefits after 1 year
-30% Off Employee Discount
-Paid Sick Leave
-Bonus Pay
-Consistent scheduling
-Great team
-Opportunity for growth and leadership within our organization
-Willing to pay relocation fees

Sonoma County Meat Co. aims to provide the Bay Area with unparalleled meat processing. We are a traditional butcher shop, in the sense that we wake at the crack of dawn because of our dedication to the art of butchery. We specialize in local meat, breaking down whole carcasses into retail cuts. Our work makes healthy local meat accessible to the Bay Area, and ensures availability of the processing infrastructure necessary for regenerative agriculture.

We are a hard-working, fast-growing, loud-music kind of company. Positive attitudes are a must. Join our dedicated team that works to bring local meat to our community. We are Sonoma County's only USDA and State inspected meat processing facility.

Work for the Best Butcher Shop in Sonoma County.
Voted for 6 years running by Best of the Bohemian readers poll.

A good butcher is a craftsperson. You take pride in your knowledge, continually improve upon your skills, and consider it a privilege to share your training with others who are eager to learn.

This is you. Already a skilled butcher with experience ranging from whole carcass breakdown all the way to retail cuts. You know how to process beef, pork, lamb and goat to customer specifications. You are a team oriented individual who, beyond having the ability to butcher, is aware of the many hands and hard work that goes into an efficient butcher operation. You are a lightning quick, meat-loving, go-getter who looks forward to waking up early and working with a small, close-knit team in a fast-paced environment.

Are you ready to fill the integral role as the Head Butcher of our USDA and State inspected Custom Cut & Wrap line? Are you interested in growing and honing your skills in an environment that encourages leaders to take ownership in a direction that helps lead our company?

As a Head Butcher, you are responsible for correctly cutting down carcasses into retail and wholesale cuts. You will coordinate with the Production Manager daily and with other team leaders weekly to determine priorities and schedule the workload accordingly.

You must have knowledge of the anatomy of animals, muscle groups, and how they correspond to cuts. You must have knowledge of relevant equipment, procedures, policies, and strategies used to comply with local, state, and federal requirements in order to protect staff, public health, and machinery. You must know and comply with the safety techniques used to store and handle both raw and cooked meat products.

The duties required of you include cutting, portioning, grinding, accurately weighing, and maintaining a clean and safe work area. You are responsible for sorting meat products accurately according to customer specifications, recording product and relevant information on forms and records. Candidates must be proficient with knife handling, safety etiquette as well as maintenance and sharpening techniques.

You are responsible for leading the Meat Cutters, to ensure there is proper butchering of meat. You must know how and be ready to receive and store meat upon arrival, to ensure meat quality, and record all required information. You must have excellent band saw skills, and be comfortable and ready to use power tools when necessary.

2+ years of industry experience
1+ year of management experience
Excellent organizational, time management and problem solving skills
Ability to train and teach others, as well as nurture growth in team members
Create, implement and hold team members accountable to systems set in place to ensure traceability and quality control
Ability to be a collaborative team player with strong lateral communication
Reliable, responsible, honest, and punctual
Humble, helpful & action-oriented
Maintain high sanitation standards
Operate all equipment safely
Power equipment usage and knowledge of cleaning and maintenance standards
Excellent knife skills
Ability to break down carcasses into primals, subprimals and individual cuts with precision, care and respect (knowledge of “nose-to-tail” carcass utilization)
Carcass cooler flow and organization
Raw fabrication and packaging
Organization of finished product
Manage product flow in an organized fashion to successfully fill all company orders
Inventory management
Maintain a professional working relationship with USDA inspectors
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Work with a sense of urgency
Able to work in a temperature controlled environment (below 40 F degree)
Enthusiasm for SCMC's mission - to provide the best meat processing in the Bay Area
Adhere to safety and sanitation procedures and food safety compliance regulations

Physical Requirements:
Must be able to stand 8 hours
Must be able to lift 75+ lbs regularly
Agility/dynamic balance
Finger dexterity
Manual dexterity
Reach above shoulder level
Twist/turn head
Bend over/stoop
Climb steps/ladder

COVID-19 considerations:
Follow safety practices as per current regulations

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Applicants for employment are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation or national origin, or any factors prohibited by local, state or federal law. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

Business Overview

Our Story


Why Work With Us?

We are a complete whole animal processing butcher shop, seeking motivated individuals who thrive working with a positive team. Come join a growing company staffed by a tight-knit group of hard-working people who are committed to local meat

Team Size

1-10 team members


Culture & Perks

Family Owned
Health Benefits
Retirement Benefits
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