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Industrial Butcher

Posted on Mar 31, 2022

Job Details

Location: Guelph
Position Type: Full-Time
Closing Date: Sep 30, 2022 at 12:00 AM

Job Description

Hiring Industrial Butcher


Cargill is building a new vision; to support the vision, we are looking for talented, reliable, and hard-working individuals – people who want to make Cargill their career choice - to join our Production team at our Guelph-Dunlop- Beef Processing facility.
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Come and be a part of our dynamic team! Cargill was name one of Canada's Top 100 Employers. We currently have openings for permanent full-time experienced Industrial Butchers to join our Harvest area. On-site Cargill specific knife skill and butchery training will be provided for selected candidates. There are 50 vacancies and the start date would be as soon as possible.

Applicants with less than 6 months of experience will be assigned entry level jobs and receive on-site Cargill specific knife skill and butchery training.

• Slaughter livestock
• Skin, clean and trim carcasses
• Remove viscera and other inedible parts from carcasses
• Split carcasses into smaller portions to facilitate handling
• Remove skin, excess fat, bruises or other blemishes from carcasses or meat portions.
• May slaughter cattle as prescribed by religious laws
• Work with specialized knives and equipment according to workplace health and safety requirements as well as safe food handling practices

• Performing repetitive tasks
• Fast paced environment
• Physical Effort: This is a physically demanding position and will require continuous standing for extended periods of time, as well as some heavy lifting. Knife work involves regular repetitive use of hands, wrists, arms, shoulders.
• Physical Environment: Regular exposure to factors such as temperature extremes, moving machinery, loud noise.
• Sensory Attention: Regular need to give close attention- either hearing or seeing-to surroundings.


• Manual cutting utensil, Band saw


• 1 to less than 7 months butcher/knife experience required
• Previous experience in meat processing and packing environment using manual cutting utensils and band saws is preferable
• Ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines
• Commitment to safety and food quality processes
• Ability to stand and perform repetitive physical tasks for extended periods of time
• Attention to detail and work well with others
• Enthusiasm and willingness to learn and develop
• Critical thinking, have significant use of memory and continuous learning
• Excellent hand-eye coordination and decision-making skills
• Reliability/ Dependability
• Basic English communication skills

Cargill is committed to providing accessible employment practices that are in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (‘AODA’). Applicants are asked to make their needs/requirements, for the purpose of accommodation under AODA, known to Human Resources when they are contacted for an interview.


  • Full-Time
  • Vacancies: 50 positions
  • Job Start Date: As soon as possible
  • Career Level: Experienced
  • Work Setting: Meat processing and packing plant
  • Work Site Environment: Odours, Warm Environment
  • Security & Safety: Basic security clearance
  • Hours of work: Monday-Friday
  • Number of Hours/Week: 40
  • Hours of work: 6:30AM-3:00PM
  • Location: Guelph
  • Salary and Benefits: Starting rate for experienced Industrial Butchers (6 + months of experience) is $20.10/hour. Wage Range is $18.40 - $26.60/hour as per the collective agreement. Starting rate for entry level (less than 6 months of experience) is $18.40/hour. As per the collective agreement, Disability benefits, Medical benefits, Dental benefits, Vision, Pension plan benefits.


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