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Butchers Assistant

  • QLD - Metro, QLD, Australia
  • Full time
  • Based at Lytton, Brisbane
  • Full Time - Monday to Friday
  • Experienced Fresh Meats Butchers Assistant required for a 100% Australian owned, national food service company

PFD Food Services began life in 1943 amid the noise and chaos of the Melbourne Fish Markets. Expanding rapidly to meet the demand of an ever growing customer base, we are a national Australian food service company with over 800 company owned trucks and customer service focused drivers making daily deliveries.

With an extensive range of fresh meat and seafood, together with frozen products, drygoods, paper products and cleaning solutions for the Foodservice Industry, PFD has proven their unwavering commitment to their customers and are considered a source of innovation, a provider of insight, a solver of problems. In 2021 PFD formed a partnership with another proud Australian company, Woolworths Group.

The Role

We are searching for a skilled butchers assistant, the purpose of this role is to satisfactorily perform duties under the direction of the production Manager in the handling, packaging, weighing, and labelling of fresh meat and other like products in a chilled environment and undertake other duties within the production department as required.

Key Responsibilities

  • Packing, wrapping, weighing & labelling meat in a presentable manner for the customers
  • Maintain labeling of products ensuring PFD and HACCP requirements are being met
  • Assist butcher in preparing crumbed cuts of meat, bonding & rolling fillets, scraping portions, marinating, and seasoning special cuts
  • Assist butchers with preparing meat for processing
  • Assist in operating filling machines, pickling. Packings, mincing
  • Assist with production machinery including Vacuum Packer, Scales & Labelling, Cryovac Machine, Tenderizer, Mincing & Dicing Machine
  • Assist with warehouse & dispatching staff
  • Performing general physical activities including lifting cartons and tubs
  • Assisting with pack down & clean up
  • Other tasks associated with assisting the butchers or production manager as required

Key Competencies, Skills and Qualifications

  • Previous experience in packing, weighing and labelling
  • Previous experience with Triton preferred but not essential
  • Awareness of OH&S and Food Safety requirements
  • Awareness of HACCP food safety program and the "cold chain" process in particular
  • Enjoy practical and manual work
  • Have good hand-eye coordination
  • Ability to do quick and accurate work with hands
  • Good communication skills
  • Accurate with an eye for detail
  • Good time management and organizational skills
  • Motivated and Reliable
  • Customer focused
  • Ability to work in a team environment 

What PFD is Offering the Successful Candidate

We are offering competitive remuneration, superannuation and other staff benefits (such as discounts on staff purchases, discounted accommodation, health insurance and banking). Should you be eligible, the company may also offer nationally recognised Certificate III training.

Please submit your application (cover letter and resume) via the apply now link below

As part of our recruitment process, do you agree to undertake employment checks? These checks may include a medical assessment (including a drug and alcohol test), National Police History Check, Working With Children/Vulnerable Groups Check, Licence Validation/Demerit Point Check.

Please note: We do not accept unsolicited CV's from Recruitment agencies / third parties and we will not be liable or responsible for any fees or costs associated with unsolicited CV's sent directly to Line Managers.

PFD Food Services is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer

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