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Meat Department Lead
Oliver's Market Santa Rosa, CA

Meat Department Lead

Oliver's Market
Santa Rosa, CA
Expired: over a month ago Applications are no longer accepted.
  • $23 to $27 Hourly
  • Full-Time
Job Description

Meat Department Lead

Regular Full Time - $23.00-27.00/HR

Shifts: Complete Open Availability - Weekends Required

Position Overview: As Meat Lead, you focus on supporting the Meat Manager and Assistant Meat Manager with the daily operations to meet the overall goals of the Meat Department.

Essential Functions:

  • Provide excellent customer service, address the needs of customers, and answer their questions in a timely and effective manner.
  • Describe attributes of the meats we sell and cooking techniques to customers.
  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of the financial needs of the Meat Department.
  • Supervision, delegation of tasks, and development of the Meat Team in the absence of the Meat Manager and Assistant Meat Manager.
  • Place vendor orders and intercompany transfer orders to maintain appropriate levels of back stock.
  • Responsible for butchering meat, poultry, and seafood according to the Company's specifications.
  • Measure, mix, and prepare products according to the Company's specifications and recipes. (e.g. ground meat, sausage, ready-to-cook products, cured meats, marinaded meats, seasoned burger patties, etc.)
  • Package, weigh, label, and price products for full and self-service cases, using the Cry-O-Vac (ROP) when appropriate.
  • Accountable for inventory management on the floor. (e.g. merchandising, facing products, pulling inventory, rotating perishable items, proper and accurate signage, product placement, etc.)
  • Responsible for the breakdown and inspection of delivery/vendor orders.
  • Ensure deliveries are properly organized and stored in appropriate areas.
  • Provide and maintain a professional work environment for the growth and development of the department.
  • Create and sustain collaborative and productive working relations with coworkers and outside vendors.
  • Answers phones and pages promptly and courteously.
  • Operate and maintain equipment in accordance with Company cleanliness and safety standards.
  • Follow and ensure compliance with established procedures, including Weight and Measures, health and sanitation, and safe work practices.
  • Immediately reports safety hazards and violations to supervisors.
  • Maintain and ensure maintenance of a clean and sanitary working and shopping environment.
  • Works all scheduled shifts and attends required trainings and meetings.
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisors.

Skills & Qualifications:

  • 18+ years old.
  • Butcher Experience: 2+ years.
  • Advanced product knowledge, including how to prepare/cook meat (Meat, Poultry, and Seafood).
  • Ability to break carcass beef, lamb, and pork.
  • Knowledge of living conditions of animals and ability to educate the public on these issues.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office and operations-related applications.
  • Demonstrated advanced ability in knife handling, other cutting equipment, and safety procedures.
  • Demonstrated leadership and employee development skills.
  • Highly skilled in problem solving and decision-making skills.
  • Demonstrates financial acumen.
  • Ability to support the successful flow of the department and act as back up when necessary.
  • Capable of effectively prioritizing and delegating competing tasks in a fast paced, evolving environment.
  • Ability to follow directions and established procedures with attention to detail.
  • Able to work a flexible schedule including nights, weekends, and holidays as needed.
  • Team-player who can also work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Clear and effective communication style, both written and verbal.
  • Basic math skills.

Education, Certifications & Licenses:

  • High School Diploma or general education degree (GED).
  • Food Handlers Certificate (ServSafe or ANSI compliant organization).

Physical Requirements/Work Environment - The list below outlines the expectations, requirements, and conditions of this position:

  • Works with and around flour/grains, dairy, fresh fruits, vegetables, nuts, and/or other food allergens.
  • Constantly lifts/carries 10 pounds and occasionally up to 75 pounds.
  • In a work day: constant standing/walking.
  • Work requires the following motions: standing, walking, bending, twisting, squatting, kneeling, and reaching. Bending and twisting at waist and neck. Reaching above and below the shoulders.
  • Hand use: single grasping, fine manipulation, pushing and pulling.
  • Constant exposure to extreme temperatures from work in and around freezers, coolers, refrigerators, ovens, stovetops, grills, barbeques, etc., inside and outside of the store in all weather conditions.
  • Consistent work in wet and dry conditions.
  • May require use of ladders or step stools.
  • Exposure to FDA approved cleaning chemicals (gas, fumes, chemicals).
  • Work with and around tools and equipment, including but not limited to knives, personal protective equipment, forklift, pallet jacks, hand trucks, six-wheel carts, baler, etc.
  • Intermittent noise from equipment and machinery.
  • Wear non-slip, water and oil resistant closed-toe shoes.


  • Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP)
  • Competitive Wages & Benefits
  • Medical, Dental, And Vision
  • 401 (k) retirement
  • Employee Discounts
  • Paid Time off and Sick Time
  • Flex Spending Account for Medical & Dependent Care
  • Regular Wage Increases
  • Commuter Benefits
  • Safety Incentive Program
  • Career Development and Growth Opportunities

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Oliver's Market

Santa Rosa, CA
95409 USA



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