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Meat Cutter (Tofino, Retail)

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The Co-operative Retailing System (CRS) is a unique, multi-billion dollar organization based on the fundamental principles of co-operation. It is comprised of a network of approximately 200 autonomous retail co-operatives across Western Canada along with their branch operations, and Federated Co-operatives Limited (FCL). FCL is the wholesaling/manufacturing arm of the CRS, which provides the retail co-ops with a range of products and services. Tofino Consumers Co-op invites applications for the position of Meat Cutter.

Tofino Consumers Co-op is a diversified Co-operative with budgeted sales in excess of $21 million. We operate four locations (Food Store, Gas Bar, Hardware and Clothing) within Tofino British Columbia.

Located on the beautiful west coast of Vancouver Island, we have a tourism based economy. We serve approximately 3,000 active Members within the district of Tofino, several onshore/offshore First Nations communities and the Pacific Rim Nation Park. Our Co-operative is based on the fundamental principles of co-operation. We are locally invested, community-minded, and offer lifetime membership benefits.

As a Meat Cutter with the Tofino Co-op, you are responsible for cutting and preparing meat for sale by performing various duties, such as weighing meat, wrapping it, and putting it out for display. You will assist the Meat Manager with all operations of the meat department with annual sales over $1,850,000.

Duties & Responsibilities:
• Come to work with a positive, professional approach and attitude
• Be dependable for all scheduled shifts
• Provide outstanding courteous customer service
• Be familiar with and adhere to all Tofino Co-op policies and procedures
• Sharpen and adjust cutting equipment
• Receive, inspect, and store meat upon delivery
• Cut, bone, or grind pieces of meat
• Weigh, wrap, and display cuts of meat
• Cut or prepare meats to specification or customer’s orders
• Store meats in refrigerators or freezers at the required temperature
• Keep inventory of meat sales and order meat supplies
• Clean equipment and work areas to maintain health and sanitation standards
• Other duties as assigned


Qualifications:
• A secondary school diploma is preferred
• Formal Meat Cutting Training program is considered an asset
• Food Safe Certification is required
• Food preparation experience
• Excellent customer service skills
• Desire and ability to lead and manage a team
• Willingness to learn and participate in meat manager training program 


Preference will be given to candidates with CRS experience. We welcome candidates with a combination of relevant education and experience to apply.


Working Conditions:
Flexible, must be willing to work a variety of hours, including days, evenings as well as weekends and holidays based on the business needs

Physical Requirements:
• Constant standing and walking throughout shift for up to 8 hours
• Physically demanding; frequent lifting and carrying up to 50 lbs
• Kneeling, pushing, pulling, lifting
• Occasional ascending or descending stairs
• Working in cold rooms for extended periods of time

Tofino Consumers Co-op offers the following:
• Full Benefits Plan including MSP, Extended Health Care, Dental, Life Insurance & Long-Term Disability Insurance
• Employer Matched Pension Plan (7.5% Matched)
• Employee Family Assistance Program
• Competitive wages paid bi-weekly
• Available Housing
• Tuition Assistance
• Excellent Opportunities for further development and advancement


If you would like to be a part of our exciting team apply at the Food Store Administration Office or email a resume and cover letter to:
Chelsea Bauer, Human Resources Manager
Tofino Consumers Co-operative Association
Box 70, 140 - 1st Street, Tofino, BC, V0R 2Z0 
PHONE: 250.725.3226
FAX: 250.725.3178
EMAIL: hrtofino@outlook.com
WEBSITE: tofinocoop.com

Please note, due to the large number of applications we will only be contacting applicants that we feel are best suited to our organization. We require two references and a successful criminal record check.

Please Apply Online or submit a detailed résumé in confidence on or before March 05, 2018 to:

Tofino Consumers Co-operative Association
P.O. Box 70, 140- 1st Street
Tofino, BC, V0R 2Z0
Email: hrtofino@outlook.com
Fax: (250) 725-3178
Website: tofinocoop.com

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