Meat Processing Manager

Processing · East Greenwich, Rhode Island
Department Processing
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Manager/Supervisor
Compensation $42,000 - $48,000 annually



Pat's Pastured was founded in 2002 and provides the highest quality pasture-raised and grass-fed meats all grown in Rhode Island. Our goal is to provide our livestock with a life that allows them to express their natural instincts fully in a pasture environment. That means that pigs get to root, run and play; chickens get to peck, scratch and crow; turkeys goggle and strut; cows eat grass outside, NOT corn in confinement. 

Farm Description

100+ acres of pasture and woodlots spread over several pieces of land in Rhode Island. All land is managed in an intensive rotational management system with multiple species of livestock. The main farm is located in East Greenwich, Rhode Island. All meat and eggs are sold through farmers markets (4 summer, 2 winter in 2021), home delivery, Meat/Poultry CSA, restaurant sales and on-farm sales.

The Meat Processing Manager is a hands-on management position who is responsible for the following:

  • Managing 8-10 staff and working in our state inspected poultry processing facility - processing 800 birds per week (May-November) 600 turkeys (October)
  • Continued development and management of inventory systems of on-farm products and USDA processed meat 
  • Assisting with maintenance & servicing of meat processing equipment
  • Working collaboratively with Livestock Manager & Farm Manager/Owner
  • Implementing "lean" manufacturing methods in all aspects of processing
  • Prepared foods development in our licensed offsite commercial kitchen - sausage varieties, broth, soup, meat pies, etc...
  • Wholesale ordering & fulfillment
  • Documenting & control of processing/food costs
  • Works closely with farm accountant & office manager 
  • Utilizing produce grown in our on-farm garden for product production
  • Other tasks as required

Experience required:

  • 2+ years butchery/meat cutting and/or commercial kitchen environment
  • Good knife skills 
  • Ability to repair & maintain food processing equipment
  • A passion for farming and farm-to-table cooking
  • Work week Tuesday-Saturday
  • Experience managing staff
  • Knowledge of cooking and farming practices
  • Valid drivers license with no recent moving violations
  • Interest in continued development of prepared food product line with farm products
  • Able to lift 50 lbs regularly and 75 lbs occasionally 
  • Organized and able to multitask 
  • A positive, go get ‘em attitude is a must
  • Experience with Microsoft Office, Google Docs and Quickbooks

This is a full-time, salaried, year round position. Compensation determined by experience - salary range $42,000-$48,000 plus paid vacation, sick/family leave, monthly food budget and professional development funds.  Interested applicants answer questions listed in the job posting and attach their resume and 3 professional references. We will accept applications until positions are filled - position is set to begin April 1, 2021. We will require either an in-person or video interview as part of the application process and if moved to next step a 1 day work try-out on-farm. 

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  • Location
    East Greenwich, Rhode Island
  • Department
  • Employment Type
  • Minimum Experience
  • Compensation
    $42,000 - $48,000 annually