Meat Cutter

Posting Date: Jul 5, 2024

Location: Alvarado, TX

Company: Brookshire Grocery Company

Brookshire Grocery Company (BGC) is a family business based in Tyler, Texas, and currently operates more than 180 stores in three states – Texas, Louisiana and Arkansas – with three distribution centers and a corporate office. BGC prides itself on offering its partners one of the most comprehensive benefits packages in the industry which includes medical, prescription drug, vision, dental, paid time off, stock ownership, a 401k retirement plan, incentive plans, employee discounts, educational scholarships, and access to BGC’s 205-acre outdoor recreation area.

Job Summary

Processes meat products, fulfills special customer requests; ensures market and seafood cases are kept full, rotates and fresh with prepackaged meats; as well as promotes customer service.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Processes meat by removing fat, tenderizing, grinding, and/or cutting to proper thickness and size.
  • Cuts, weighs, packages, and labels product. Uses precision and non-precision hand tools and/or instruments to cut or saw unfinished meat products into desired sizes, shapes, and/or weight. Ensures sufficient product is cut and available to customers at all times.
  • Cleans, assembles, and prepares machinery and equipment for operation, and examines to ensure proper function. Operates machinery, regulates speed, and stops machinery at precise points indicated.
  • Checks product for quality control and ensures food safety standards are met. Adheres to all governmental product origin labeling. Makes fine judgements about aroma, texture, and color to inspect product for quality.
  • Stacks pallets and sorts product into correct locations according to Company efficiency standards and expectations.
  • Provides friendly and customer service-oriented attitude by greeting customers, answering questions, and fulfilling customer requests for special cuts of meat. Makes suggestions to customers as requested.
  • Maintains clean, safe, and sanitary working and shopping environment by adhering to Company safety procedures.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to safely work with sharp objects such as knives, box cutters, etc.
  • Ability to safely operate and maintain department equipment.
  • Ability to use non-precision and precision hand tools.
  • Ability to effectively communicate (in written and verbal form) with customers and partners.
  • Ability to learn new systems, methods and processes.
  • Ability to work flexible schedules including nights, weekends and holidays.

Education, Experience, and Qualifications

  • Minimum of 18 years of age required.
  • High school Diploma or GED and one or more years of related experience; or an equivalent combination of experience and/or higher education required.
  • Food Handler certification required.

Physical Demands

  • Continuously required to use close vision, distance vision, depth perception or the ability to focus.
  • Continuously required to stand or walk.
  • Continuously required to use hands for reaching, touching or handling.
  • Continuously required to maintain a steady hand while manipulating objects by hand and using fine finger movements.
  • Continuously required to push, pull, maneuver or lift objects up to 40 lbs.
  • Frequently required to push, pull, maneuver or lift objects up to 75 lbs.
  • Frequently required to talk and hear.
  • Frequently required to bend, kneel or squat.
  • Occasionally required to push, pull, maneuver or lift objects up to 100 lbs.
  • Attendance at work is required.


Work Context and Environment

  • Work is generally performed in a retail store.
  • Continuously exposed to equipment with sharp blades or edges.
  • Continuously exposed to extreme cold conditions (non-weather).
  • Continuously exposed to wet, slippery or damp conditions.
  • Frequently exposed to cleaning agents.
  • Moderate to loud noise level.


Brookshire Grocery Company strives to provide a safe, drug free and alcohol-free environment for its partners and guests. The Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer and makes employment decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and sexual orientation), national origin, age (40 or older), disability, genetic information or military status and any other trait protected by law.