Blockman at SPAR – P1800

Work Experience 1-3 years
Salary P 1500 – P 1800

Job Description
Position Title: Blockman

Job purpose: The purpose of Blockman is to cut meat products to quality standards according to the Butchery manager’s production plans

Reports to: Butchery Manager

Minimum Experience and qualifications

• At least 2 years experience in a retail meat market

• Super-marketing experience would be advantageous

• BGCSE or equivalent

• Grade 2 Meat Cutting Certificate

• Recognized Butchery apprenticeship / Learnership

Key Requirements:


• Cutting skills of all species

• De-boning

• Meat processing skills

• Communication skills

• Team player


• Detailed knowledge of butchery retail cuts, value added products and all species processed in a retail butchery

• Knowledge on controls and cold chain principles and ideal temperatures for storing meat products

• Accurate Production planning to maintain ideal stock levels of unprocessed stock and retail cuts

• Skilled Meat cutting techniques to minimize waste

• Knowledge of Cooking techniques and methods for meat preparation and serving

• Knowledge of Quality indicators when examining products for purchase and retail sale

Key Responsibilities:

1. Implement Daily production plans

· Ensure correct products in correct quantities available at the correct time of day

· Ensure equipment is used correctly and safely according to manufacturer’s recommendations

· Ensure cutting losses are minimized and evaluated via the block tests

· Cut a variety of all meat species into retail cuts

· Produce a range of butchery byproducts including minces and sausages etc.

2. Control stock

· Ensure all stock is rotated on a continual basis in all areas of the butchery

· Limit the loss potential by effectively reworking rewraps

· Monitor meat temperatures of all meat received and to be maintained between 0-5degrees at all times

· Maintain standards of product presentations as set out by your butchery manager

· Conduct spot checks on the range and presentation of all retail displays to ensure standards are being maintained

3. POS and Pricing

• Conduct spot checks on scales to ensure they are correctly calibrated

• Ensure correct scale labels are used for the correct products with the correct sell by dates and cooking instructions

• Conduct spot checks to ensure that all prices and POS is being maintained

• Ensure the correct packaging is used for specific products

4. Hygiene & Housekeeping

• Ensure All equipment is cleaned and sanitized at the end of each shift using suitable cleaning agents

• Ensure All facilities used are cleaned and sanitized at the end of each shift

• Ensure Cold room are cleaned prior to each delivery and stock is rotated

• Ensure Freezers are cleaned once per month and stock is rotated

• Ensure knives, saws and other equipment are cleaned and sanitized daily and sharpened regularly

• Ensure Cleaning schedules are implemented according to the butchery manager’s requirements

5. Customers

Applications will be accepted till the 31st of August. We are recruiting for Wenztel Group of SPAR’s.