Meat Processing Assistant

Processing · East Greenwich, Rhode Island
Department Processing
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Entry-level
Compensation $15-$18 per hour

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Work in our on-farm poultry processing plant - processing an average of 450-600 broiler chickens per week and seasonally turkeys.
  • Proper assembly and disassembly of grinding and stuffing equipment
  • Maintaining a sharp knife and excellent knife skills
  • Grinding various meats and sausages. Accurately measure spice blends for sausage
  • Practice accurate food safety techniques set forth in our HACCP plan
  • Disassembling and washing all equipment and hand tools. Washing all tables, cutting boards, and floors. Scrubbing down floors and walls.
  • Communicate quality issues to supervisor
  • Follows and complies, or ensures compliance, with established procedures, including weights and measures, health and sanitation, and safe work practices.
  • Ability to visually examine products for quality and freshness.
  • Good communication skills and willingness to work as part of a team.
  • Strong work ethic and ability to work in a fast-paced environment with a sense of urgency

Experience & Requirements

  • Experience working in food production (cooking, butcher, food manufacturing) a plus
  • Must be able to lift 50+ pounds.
  • In an 8-hour work day: standing/walking 6-8 hours.
  • Work week schedule - Wednesday-Saturday
  • Hand use: single grasping, fine manipulation, pushing and pulling.
  • Work requires the following motions: bending, twisting, squatting and reaching.
  • Exposure to FDA approved cleaning chemicals.
  • Exposure to temperatures: < 32 degrees Fahrenheit (freezing), 32-40 degrees Fahrenheit (refrigerators), >90 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Ability to work in a wet and cold environment.
  • Ability to handle knives and other cutting equipment
  • Ability to use tools and equipment, including box cutters, pluckers, scalders, and meat grinders.

Compensation
$15-18 per hour based on experience - 35- 40 hours per week; Health insurance is not provided. Staff receive generous food allowances; discounts, professional development/training funding.

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  • Location
    East Greenwich, Rhode Island
  • Department
    Processing
  • Employment Type
    Full-Time
  • Minimum Experience
    Entry-level
  • Compensation
    $15-$18 per hour