Butcher/Meat Cutter


We seek a full-time butcher/meat cutter to join our small family owned and operated butcher shop in Bourbon Indiana. BB's Market Butcher Department features custom cuts, on-site production of sausages, smoked wings, ham, bacons, jerky, snack sticks and other value- added products. You must have a love of all things meat and be motivated to serve our customers with the highest quality products and services for which we are known throughout the Monroe County area.

Job Summary

  • Cuts, trims, and prepares portions of meat for use or sale in retail establishments.
  • Processes meat into various ready-to-cook and ready-to-eat products such as marinated meats, sausage, hams, bacon, beef jerky, and snack sticks.
  • Packages meat for retail sale and customer specific orders.

General Accountabilities

  • Cuts, trims, bones, ties, and grinds meats, such as beef, pork, poultry, and fish, to prepare meat in cooking form.
  • Wraps, weighs, labels and prices cuts of meat.
  • Prepares and stocks meat cuts and products in display cases to attract shoppers.
  • Prepares special cuts of meat ordered by customers.
  • Cures meat for smoking such as hams and bacons.
  • Grinds and mixes meat according to recipes then stuffs into casings to form sausage links.
  • Loads and unloads meats into the smokehouse.
  • Receives, inspects, and stores meat upon delivery, to ensure meat quality.
  • Performs daily and weekly cleaning duties on various equipment and tools.

*The company reserves the right to add or change duties at any time.

Job Qualifications

  • Education: High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Experience: Previous experience in meat cutting required. 


  • Friendly, approachable, out-going demeanor
  • Must have excellent communication skills in order to communicate effectively with customers, store leadership, and fellow-team members.
  • Must have basic knowledge of math, weights, and measures.
  • Must have the ability to work with knives, tenderizers, grinders, and general meat machinery.
  • Ability to cut and weigh various amounts of meat and seafood.
  • Good judgment and decision making
  • Time management

Job Benefits 

  • Paid vacation
  • Caring, small team work environment
  • Sundays and evenings off, business is closed on Sundays

Work Environment & Physical Demands 

  • Must have the physical ability to walk and stand for extended periods of time, bend, kneel, climb, balance, and stoop to grasp objects, frequently push and pull up to 100 lbs., frequently lift loads up to 50 lbs., and occasionally lift 75 lbs.
  • Ability to enter the coolers and freezers thereby being subjected to and withstanding frequent temperature changes for extended periods of time.
  • Work with knives, saws, grinder, stuffer, high pressure water sprayer, and smokehouse.
  • Must have reliable source of transportation.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities.

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