Meat Wrapper

Job Description


Summary:   Grind meat; wrap of all cut products; stock & rotate lunch meat/chicken products; pulling out-of-code products; learning UPC codes & meat cuts


Meat Wrapper activities:  85 percent of time

  • Inspects meat products for freshness
  • Faces merchandise in the department
  • Stocks lunchmeat/chicken products
  • Rotates products
  • Cuts open boxes
  • Packages meat for sale
  • Operates scale/UPC labeler
  • Grinds meat

Other activities:  15 percent of time

  • Climbs ladders/stair tower to reach stock
  • Answers calls
  • Builds displays
  • Stacks off pallets
  • Receives shipments
  • Assists customers
  • Operates baler
  • Operates trash compactor




Physical Requirements:

  • Standing with walking is required for entire shift (not including breaks)
  • Bending is required approximately 40% of the shift to reach product from carts, cooler and to stock product
  • Crouching or kneeling is required approximately 25% of the shift to lift and stock merchandise
  • Push and pulling carts with product is required approximately 35% during the shift
  • Normal physical strength to handle up to 25-pound objects, frequently -- product weighing over 30 lbs is lifted 2-3 times per shift on average  (note: sale items may cause this to increase)
  • Above normal coordination, including eye-hand, hand-foot
  • Above average endurance
  • Above average dexterity of hands and fingers with above average repetition
  • Above average coordination, including eye-hand
  • Sight with ability to distinguish color; perception of sound is required

Knowledge Requirements:

A positive customer service attitude & pleasant personality, effective memory skills, excellent hand eye coordination, dependability, ability to follow directions & a strong willingness to learn.

Mental effort

  • Above average concentration/intensity
  • Above average memory, taking into consideration the amount of merchandise


  • Normal verbal communication
  • Normal written communication
  • Normal nonverbal communication
  • Above average time pressure

Must be 18 years of age or older

Average Hours Per Week:   24 – 39 hours per week

Hours Employee Must Be Available:   6 a.m. – 10 p.m., Monday thru Sunday

Work environment:  Normal exposure to weather and temperature extremes. Exposure to cooler and freezer do not exceed 1 hour at a time. Average back room temperature 40°F.