Our client, a leading retailer, requires the service of a Butchery Trainee / Blockman to prepare consumer-sized portions of meat according to customer-specific requirements and to ensure that meat market items are stocked, displayed, and handled in line with food safety standards and company procedures.
Key performance areas:
Ensure staff productivity and teamwork
Ensure sales maximisation
Ensure customer satisfaction
Quality meat preparation
Housekeeping, food safety and hygiene
The successful candidate must have:
Matric with relevant qualification
Must be able to use a band-saw
Must be able to breakdown a carcass
Experience as general butchery assistant / sausage maker
Sound knowledge of butchery hygiene and safety standards and the discipline to enforce those standards
Knowledge of butchery equipment and supplies
Knowledge of meat preparation and presentation methods techniques and quality standards
Knowledge of the Food Safety Act and foodborne pathogens in meat
Must be able to prepare meat cuts and meat packs according to customer requirements
Ability to monitor and / or maintain quality control standards
Excellent customer service skills
Excellent planning and organizational skills
Strong interpersonal skills
Excellent verbal and communication skills
Please note that only short listed candidates will be contacted.
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