Meat Apprentice

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POST DATE 9/19/2016
END DATE 10/12/2016

Safeway Eugene, OR

Company
Safeway
Job Classification
Full Time
Company Ref #
64677820
AJE Ref #
576213797
Location
Eugene, OR
Experience
Entry Level (0 - 2 years)
Job Type
Regular

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Job Title:


Meat Apprentice



Company:


Safeway Inc



Country:


U.S.



State/Province:


Oregon



City:


Eugene



Position Category:


xUS Retail Stores



Requisition Number:


RETL135197



Job Description:


JOB DESCRIPTION:
As a primary contact for Safeway customers, the Meat Cutter provides friendly, courteous, and
helpful service. Prepares meat in salable sizes and condition for wrapping and eventual display
and sale to customer. Cuts, trims, chops, grinds and otherwise prepares meats and places on
trays. Handles freight placed in the cooler. Freight is opened, sorted and stacked. May place
product in display cases, check product display for expiration date and provide customer service. May take special orders from customers. May empty trash barrels and clean work surface.

JOB DUTIES:
Safeway Meat Cutter employees are generally responsible for completing the following job
duties:
1.Provide customer service as currently defined by the employer within the scope of the
position and within company policy.
2.Operate saws, grinders and other meat processing machinery.
3.Use knives to cut, trim and prepare meat products.
4.Inspect, sort and grade meat products.
5.Inspect displayed products for expired dates and remove when necessary. Maintain division
markdown policy.
6.Take special orders from customers and provide special cuts.
7.Maintain area and conduct business in accordance with state, federal and local regulation
and employer policy.
8.Other duties as assigned.

JOB RELATED QUALIFICATIONS:
1.Ability to follow company customer service procedures. Demonstrated prior customer service skills or related experience.
2.Ability to interact with customers and co-workers.
3.Ability to understand and follow instructions.
4.Ability to operate wrapping machine and hand wrap product when necessary.
5.Knowledge of and ability to prepare different cuts of meat.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:
Limited. In absence of Meat Managers oversees Meat Wrappers.

PERMITS/LICENSES:
Varies depending on store location and state/county requirements.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:
%Inside:100% %Outside: Rare
Temperature Extremes: Meat area is kept cool. Exposure to freezer for short periods of time.
Chemicals: None


MACHINES, TOOLS, AND EQUIPMENT:
hand truck, six-wheeled cart, pallet jack, grocery cart, box cutter, pens and pencils, bailer, forklift, telxon, computer, telephone/intercom, knives, meat grinders, meat saws

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
Constant (over 70% of the time)
Frequent (30-70%)
Occasional (10-30%)
Seldom (1-10%)
Lifting:
Constantly lifts 1-10 lbs. Frequently lifts 11-50 lbs. Occasionally lifts 51-75 lbs.
Carrying:
Frequently carries 1-35 lbs. Occasionally carries 36-50 lbs. Seldom carries 51-75 lbs.
Pushing / Pulling:
Frequently pushes/pulls 1-20 lbs. Occasionally pushes/pulls 21-50 lbs.
Reaching:
Constant knee to shoulder level reaching. Occasional at or above shoulder level reaching and
overhead reaching.
Standing:
Constant standing while on job. Sitting allowed on breaks.
Walking:
Frequent walking while on job.
Climb/Balance:
Seldom. May use step stool.
Trunk Functions:
Frequent neck rotation, bending of head, bending/stooping, and twisting. Occasional crouching.
Seldom squatting and kneeling.
Upper Extremity:
Constant handling/grasping, fine finger manipulation, and repetitive motion. Frequent forceful
gripping.
Vision:
Use of peripheral vision and depth perception to move around meat area with dangerous moving machinery. Near vision used to read tags, orders, displays and when handling sharp objects and dangerous power tools to cut and trim meat. Color vision used to assess quality of meat and areas needing trimming.
Hearing:
To converse with customers in person or by telephone, and to receive instruction and information from other employees.
Speech:
To converse with customers in person or by telephone, and to provide instruction or information
to other employees.


SAFEWAY, INC IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER