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This job expired on May 15, 2023

Butcher / Meat Cutter Durham Co-op Market

  • Date Posted March 16, 2023
  • Location Durham, NC
  • Category Culinary / Production
  • Job type Full-Time
Company description

Durham Co-op Market is a cooperatively owned grocery store on West Chapel Hill Street in Durham, NC. The Co-op is open to all shoppers, and offers local, organic, and natural food and other products. DCM reinvests profits back into the community, practices sustainability, and fosters a positive, respectful workplace. We are built by Durham and dedicated to serving Durham.

The Durham Co-op Market has been serving the public as Durham’s community-owned grocery store since 2015. 

Durham is an authentic, artistic, diverse, changing, and growing community where everyone is welcome, and you can truly be yourself! And at the Durham Co-op Market, every decision we make is based on our values. We sweat the little stuff, look at the big picture, and aim to serve and support Durham through everything we do. We live out our values through practices and high standards we’re proud of, from product selection, ingredient requirements, and ethical sourcing to meaningful partnerships, deliberate staff care, and honest marketing. We aspire each day to cultivate a no-nonsense, truly impactful food system that benefits everyone in Durham and beyond.

Our Ends are at the heart of everything we do. The Durham Co-op Market will:

  • Create an open, inclusive, and diverse store that welcomes our community.
  • Make high-quality, nourishing food affordable and accessible.
  • Support the local economy and local food systems.
  • Model environmental sustainability in our practices and products.
  • Foster a healthy workplace based on dignity, opportunity, and fair compensation.
Job description

DCM Meat Cutters—also known as butchers—cut a wide variety of meats according to department policy and customer preference. Attention to detail is particularly important for Meat Cutters because DCM has high standards for product safety, food safety, and employee safety. Our Meat Cutters are devoted to providing the best customer service and the highest quality product possible. Meat cutters carefully follow product handling protocols, cleaning procedures, and recipes to ensure safety, consistency, and excellent presentation.


  • Provides premier customer service, including greeting customers and answering their questions.
  • Cuts and prepares all varieties and cuts of meat while operating tools safely.
  • Produces ground meat, sausage, and other value-added products according to production expectations.
  • Maintains, fills, and rotates product in meat cases.
  • Maintains high standards for product guidelines in sanitation, freshness, trimming, and cutting.
  • Cleans equipment.
  • Sells products by providing customers with information needed to make product-related decisions.
  • Helps to verify and unload meat deliveries from trucks, adhering to safe product-handling guidelines.
  • Moves meat from coolers to cutting area and returns cut meat to coolers.
  • Trains other associates as needed.
  • Other related assignments as necessary.


  • At least 18 years of age.
  • Ability to deliver friendly, courteous, prompt customer service.
  • Ability to read, write, and perform simple math problems.
  • Ability to interpret and follow instructions and solve problems.
  • Commitment to superior customer service and to providing the highest quality shopping experience possible
  • Ability to work well with others in a cooperative environment where teamwork and constant communication are essential.
  • Attention to detail, and ability to stay task focused in a dynamic work environment.

Work Conditions

Meat Cutters perform their duties primarily in the cutting room, where the temperature ranges from 40 to 50 degrees Fahrenheit at all times. Work involves lifting and carrying product weighing up to 110 pounds, repetitive arm and hand movements, eye-hand coordination, substantial hand strength, and standing in place for long periods of time. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to work in this type of environment and perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


The employee must be available to work a flexible schedule, including evenings and weekends.


Compensation this position is : hourly, $15-20/hr Application instructions
This job expired on May 15, 2023
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