Meat & Seafood Cutter Clerk (Seattle)

Posted on June 30, 2023
UFCW 3000
Central Co-Op
Starting at 
 per hour
Seattle, WA
Applications accepted until position filled

Under the direction and guidance of the Meat and Seafood Manager, the Meat Cutter Clerk will delight and create a phenomenal shopping experience for Central Co-op customers. by ordering, receiving, stocking, cutting/grinding, prepping, preparing and slicing to order meat and seafood product for both service and self-service cases. The position will maintain stock, rotate, face and ensure cleanliness of the walk-in cooler/freezer, sales shelves/cases, and prep areas and machinery.

Position Responsibilities

  • Cleans and stocks meat and seafood cases according to procedure, utilizing proper signage.
  • Fillets seafood products and stocks seafood case according to procedures.
  • Maintains working knowledge of meat and seafood products.
  • Receives product deliveries, ensuring order and invoice accuracy.
  • Stocks, rotates, merchandises and faces product, in both seafood and retail cases according to department procedure.
  • Maintains back-stock areas according to department standards.
  • Cleans and sanitizes all equipment and surfaces according to department procedure.
  • Catalogs and codes invoices as needed according to procedure.
  • Assists with training of new employees as needed.
  • Obtains and maintains WA State Food Workers Card and King County Meat Cutter’s License.
  • Performs other duties as assigned to meet business needs.


Required Essential Skills and Experience

  • WA State Food Handler’s Permit and King County Meat Cutters License.
  • Ability and desire to provided excellence in customer service.
  • Knowledge of meat and seafood products and how to best cook and prepare them.
  • Ability to accurately, efficiently, and safety prepare fresh meat and seafood products.
  • Ability to read, understands, and applies various documents such as department manuals, standard operating procedures, employee handbook, and etc.
  • Proven ability to accurately, efficiently, and safely prepare fresh product. Including proper knife handling with the ability to cut seafood appropriately.
  • Proven ability to effectively listen and communicate with customers and co-workers or diverse backgrounds.
  • Ability to prioritize work tasks and maintain focus in a fast paced environment.
  • Ability to take direction for management, work as a team member , as well as work independently to meet expectations. Self-motivated and detail oriented.
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs.

Desired Skills and Experience

  • Previous customer service experience and preferably in a food service setting.
  • Previous meat and/or seafood department experience.
  • Dual/multiple language skills.
  • Interest in nature foods and/or cooperatives.
  • Evening and weekend availability.

Physical Demands

  • Required frequently: standing, walking, kneeling, squatting, bending, reaching, working in cold to freezing and wet environments, lifting up to 50 lbs, required to wash hands regularly and wear disposable gloves, repetitive wrist movements and fine hand manipulation (knife handling), handle meat and seafood and other animal products, and frequent use of cleaning/sanitizing chemicals (such as bleach).
About the employer: Central Co-Op

Welcome to Central Co-op! We’re two full-service natural foods grocers open to everyone, 7 days a week.

We’re also an independent, democratically-governed Solidarity cooperative, which means we are owned by people who shop and work here. We’re dedicated to sustainable practices, community accountability, and the local food economy.

We source from local farmers and producers whenever possible, and we work to add energy to the good food movement. We’re known as a resource for ethically-produced, healthful foods and products, and up-to-the-minute information about personal and environmental health.

About your union: UFCW 3000

UFCW 3000 is the largest private-sector union in Washington with over 46,000 members working in grocery store retail health care and other industry jobs. UFCW 21 is a chartered member of UFCW International with over 1.4 million workers in North America. We believe in the promise of America. A promise that our children can lead better lives than ours. A promise that with hard work and standing up for our rights we can make a decent living that includes a good wage health care and retirement.

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