Industrial Meat Cutter

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Bouvry Exports Calgary Ltd.
November 19, 2023
Lethbridge, Canada
Job Type
$18.00 an hour
  • Lethbridge


Fort Macleod, AB
From $18 an hour - Permanent, Full-time
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8 hour shift
Weekends as needed
Evening shift
Day shift
Monday to Friday


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  • Casual dress
  • Company events
  • Dental care
  • Discounted or free food
  • Extended health care
  • Life insurance
  • On-site parking

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Company Description

Bouvry Canada is a meat processing company based in Fort MacLeod, Alberta. Our company has been specialized in exporting red meat products worldwide for many decades and now we proudly serve the North American market. We also own and operate livestock feeding infrastructures and extensive farming operations throughout Southern Alberta to ensure the highest quality products.

Why become an Industrial Meat Cutter?

Competitive Compensation: Industrial meat cutters often receive competitive wages, providing a stable income and the potential for salary increases based on experience and performance.

Job Security: The demand for processed meat products remains relatively constant, offering job security in the industry. As long as there is a demand for meat, skilled industrial meat cutters are likely to be in demand.

Skill Development: This profession allows individuals to develop specialized skills in meat cutting, precision, and knowledge of different cuts. These skills are transferrable and can open doors to various opportunities within the food industry.

On-the-Job Training: Many industrial meat-cutting positions offer on-the-job training, making it accessible for individuals with minimal prior experience or formal education. This training allows newcomers to learn the trade while earning a salary.

Health Benefits: provide health benefits, including dental and medical coverage. This can contribute to the overall well-being of industrial meat cutters and their families.

Career Advancement: Industrial meat cutters may have opportunities for career advancement within the meat processing industry. This can include supervisory roles, quality control positions, or specialized roles in meat production management.

Diverse Work Environment: The work environment in meat processing facilities is diverse, with various tasks and responsibilities. This diversity can make the job more interesting and dynamic, preventing monotony.

Physical Activity: The nature of the job involves physical activity, contributing to overall health and fitness. Industrial meat cutters often stay physically active throughout their workday, which can be appealing to those who prefer an active lifestyle.

Contribution to Food Supply: Industrial meat cutters play a crucial role in the food supply chain by ensuring that meat products are prepared, processed, and packaged for distribution. This sense of contribution to the food industry can be fulfilling for many individuals.

Team Collaboration: Working in a meat processing facility often involves collaboration with a team. This fosters a sense of camaraderie and teamwork, making the workplace more enjoyable and supportive.

Terms and Conditions of Employment:

  • Wage: $18.00 to $23.00 / hour, salary increases based on performance as per company policy
  • Permanent
  • Hours: Vary by department
  • Full-time (40h/week)
  • Day shift starts between 5:30 a.m. - 7:30 a.m. and ends between 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.; evening shift for boning room: 3:00 pm. – 11:30 p.m.
  • Occasional weekend and overtime work may be required, OT paid after 44 hours
  • Group Insurance Benefits after 3 months of employment (dental, extended medical, eyeglasses, as per benefit plan policy).

Job Description

· Slaughter Livestock;

· Remove viscera and other inedible parts from carcasses;

· Remove hide, clean, and trim animal carcasses;

· Cut carcasses or sides or quarters of carcasses into primal cuts for further cutting, processing, or packaging;

· Divide carcasses into smaller portions for easy handling;

· Remove skin, excess fat, bruises, or other blemishes from carcasses or meat portions;

· Cut meat into specific cuts for institutional, commercial, or other wholesale use;

· Remove bones from meat;

· Package meat products in bags, boxes, or other containers for wholesale shipments;

· Review products and packaging for basic quality defects;

· Guarantee adherence to health standards for raw meat management;

· Other duties as assigned from time to time.


· Language: Basic English

· No education required

· Some experience required; on-the job training provided

· Criminal record check if required to work at packaging facility and warehouse

· Personal suitability: Team player

· Able to work in a noisy, odourful, hot, refrigerated or outdoor environment

Work Conditions and Physical Capabilities:

· Repetitive tasks

· Handling heavy loads (Up to 23 kg/50 lbs)

· Physically demanding

· Manual dexterity

· Hand-eye co-ordination

· Standing for extended periods

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: From $18.00 per hour


  • Casual dress
  • Company events
  • Dental care
  • Discounted or free food
  • Extended health care
  • Life insurance
  • On-site parking
  • Paid time off
  • Vision care


  • 8 hour shift
  • Day shift
  • Monday to Friday
  • Overtime
  • Weekends as needed

Supplemental pay types:

  • Bonus pay
  • Overtime pay

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Fort Macleod, AB T0L 0Z0: reliably commute or plan to relocate before starting work (required)

Work Location: In person

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