Journeyman Meat Cutter The Save Mart Companies The Save Mart Companies 716 reviews

We are looking for food enthusiasts passionate about practical yet innovative solutions to support our California rooted organization. Historically, Save Mart has been recognized for innovating new standards in the grocery business in addition to always taking the extra step to make service a daily principle. Today, we continue many traditions that elevate our brand, engage our communities but most importantly, take care of our customers and employees. We love what we do and invite you to join our efforts as we bring fresh products and extraordinary service to the communities in which we serve.
Some of our awesome benefits include: benefits package options which include Health, Dental, Vision, Life, 401K, flexible schedule options, Employee Connection (earn fun and valuable prizes!), Life Long Learning – Educational opportunities, Employee Association (discounted and free tuition options, contests, and support services).

We are currently recruiting for the position of

Journeyman Meat Cutter – 610 Kettleman Lane, Lodi, CA 95240

The Journeyman Meat Cutter is responsible for meeting daily production needs and quality standards in meat cutting and preparation of meat. This position receives, stocks, cuts, grinds, wraps, weighs, prices, and attractively merchandises meat department products. This role also orders and stocks prepackaged deli items and frozen food products that pertain to the meat department. The Journeyman Meat Cutter team member packages, prepares trays, weighs items to properly label, rotates product and removes out of code date products and ensure proper inventory control and product rotation to maximize product freshness and availability, while minimizing waste. This role is heavily relied on by customers to do special requests and answer questions about the products and services. This position cuts and trims meat to size for display or as ordered by customer, using hand tools and power equipment, such as grinder, cubing machine, and power saw.

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities

  • Locate appropriate meat portions in the walk-in freezer/refrigerator, removes the individual pieces from their positions, places them on a 4 or 6 wheel cart, and pushed the cart to the cutting room
  • Use knives and occasional band saw to prepare specific cuts of meat from larger portions
  • Set machine for proper pricing and labeling of the meat to be wrapped
  • Arrange packages on display and removes any out of date or damaged packages from display
  • Clean and sanitize work areas and equipment. Wash, wipe, and clean tools, equipment, and counters. Sweep and/ or hose floor surfaces
  • Operate an electric tow motor to move pallets from the receiving area to storage areas
  • Instruct, supervise and direct Apprentice Meat Cutters as required
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Requirements (Knowledge, Skills and Abilities)

  • Ability to comprehend and follow specific instructions
  • Ability to perform simple and repetitive tasks
  • Ability to maintain work lace appropriate to a given work load
  • Meat (to include primal cuts), poultry, fish and pre-packaged products
  • Special product needs that arise for seasons/holidays
  • Trends in cooking and recipes that effect demand
  • Department food safety and hazardous materials rules/regulations,
  • Use and care of professional cutlery, saws, tenderizers, grinders, wrapping equipment and other department related tools

Education: High School Diploma (or G.E.D.) or additional job experience

Experience: Prior Meat Department experience to include cutting of meat

Other: Available to work a variety of required retail hours; must be able to operate equipment used in the department (grinder, pallet jacks, saws, scales, register, etc.)

Physical: Store environment: ability to sit, stand, walk, kneel, stoop, use stairs, reach, pull and lift objects; requires lifting up to 50 lbs.


  • Customer Focus
  • Quality/Quantity of Work
  • Personal/Interpersonal Skills

The Save Mart Companies is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and we welcome resumes from individuals who will contribute to our diverse workforce.

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