Position:          Meat Cutter and Cheese Clerk

Hours:              Part Time (<35 hours/week)

Schedule:          3-4 days/week

Status:              Regular

Pay scale:          $12.50 to $16.00/hr

Benefits:            Paid time off (PTO), employee discount, eligible for health insurance

Meat cutter & cheese clerk
Job Description:  

Provides superior customer service. Prepares cuts and wraps meat and cheese products in accordance with DTL guidelines on merchandise presentation, safety, sanitation, customer service and suggestive selling. Orders, cuts, stocks and displays all fresh meat, fish, poultry, cheeses and prepackaged products. Provide customers with assistance in identifying and selecting products and provide information on preparation and nutritional content. Uses professional cutlery, saws, cubers and grinders to process bulk meat, assist in monthly inventory and other duties as required.


The ideal candidate must have demonstrated excellent communication and leadership skills and possess basic math skills for ordering and inventory.  The Meat Market position will require demonstrated multi-tasking skills. The ideal candidate must be highly motivated.  Demonstrated excellent people skills are required for all positions within The CO-OP Market.  The job requires standing, walking, bending, climbing throughout the entire work day and the ability to lift, stack and maneuver heavy objects.  Weekend, evening and holiday work will be required in the position. Minimum age for employment is 18.

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  1. Ensure that each customer receives outstanding service by providing a friendly environment, which includes greeting and acknowledging every customer, maintaining Los Alamos Co+op standards, solid product knowledge, explaining store policies and procedures concisely, maintaining an awareness of all promotions and advertisements and all other aspects of customer service;
  2. Respond promptly and courteously to all customer questions and complaints and work hard to ensure that the customer feels satisfied after any interactions;
  3. Maintain working knowledge of meat and cheese items being carried by the department, anticipating seasonal changes, and being able to comfortably discuss products with customers.
  4. Receive product deliveries, ensuring order and invoice accuracy;
  5. Stocks, rotates, merchandises and faces product according to department procedure;
  6. Maintain back-stock areas according to departmental standards, separate special orders, updates and files paperwork;
  7. Ensure department sanitation, cleanliness and safety standards are met;
  8. Follow all Health Department regulations;
  9. Keep meat and cheese manager informed of any problems and/or ideas;
  10. Participate in team, staff, and other meetings as scheduled;
  11. Performs other duties as assigned;


Job Requirements and Competencies:

  1. Experience and comfort handling raw meat;
  2. Knowledge of proper food handling procedures;
  3. Ability to prioritize and work with minimal supervision
  4. Ability to provide excellent, professional customer service;
  5. Ability to lift up to 50 lbs


External:                                  Daily contact with members

Daily contact with customers

Daily contact with vendors and brokers

Internal:                                   Daily contact with fellow staff members


  • Purchasing experience
  • Supervisory experience
  • Good customer service skills
  • Above average math and budgeting skills
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds
  • Ability to cooperate as a team member
  • Ability to prioritize and work with minimal supervision
  • Ability to accept responsibility and accountability
  • Ability to communicate objectively, clearly and respectfully
  • Other duties as assigned

Provide written notification of interest directly to

Lis or email meat.cheese@losalamos.coop