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Meat & Seafood Lead Cutter River Valley Co-op

  • Date Posted November 13, 2019
  • Location Northampton, MA
  • Category Business / Culinary
  • Job type Full-Time
Company description

River Valley Co-op is a full service, community-owned food cooperative, specializing in fresh, local, and organically grown groceries, prepared foods, wine and beer, wellness, and bulk items. Everyone is welcome to shop, co-op ownership is not required. 

Job description

Purpose: To cut and display fresh meats and seafood while providing prompt, friendly, courteous customer service to meet department objectives.


Status: Reports to Meat & Seafood Manager


Pay Level: IV, non-exempt.





  • Prepare cuts of beef, pork, lamb, etc. for best yield, quality, and customer appeal, following specifications from Meat & Seafood Team Leader.
  • Produce sausage to maintain adequate supplies of each flavor.
  • Prepare poultry and seafood following established priorities and standards for appearance, size, weight, and wrap.



  • Assist customers with product questions, in a prompt, friendly, courteous manner, referring them to other staff when necessary.
  • Offer suggestions for purchases and ways to use products. Offer tastes and samples.
  • Cut and wrap poultry and seafood and wrap meat to order.
  • Help customers place special orders.
  • Maintain fully stocked, attractive displays, while maintaining proper storage conditions.
  • Label items accurately with price tags or signs as needed.
  • Report customer suggestions, comments, complaints to Meat and Seafood Manager.



  • Pull short-dated or low-quality items, record and dispose of them following established procedures.
  • Keep coolers, food prep and storage areas in clean, sanitary conditions, meeting health department standards.
    • Sweep and mop the floor as needed and take out the trash.
    • Scrub and rinse blocks, floors, walls, cases following established procedures.
  • Participate in periodic inventory counts.
  • Monitor cooler and freezer temperatures. Advise Meat and Seafood Manager of equipment repair or replacement needs.
  • Assist with receiving as needed. Check deliveries for damage, quality, weight, and accuracy; notify Meat and Seafood Manager of discrepancies. Rotate deliveries into storage.



  • Perform other tasks assigned by Meat and Seafood Manager.
  • Attend department meetings and storewide meetings.
Compensation this position is : hourly, $15/hr + Application instructions Please click here to sign in and view application details.
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