Butchery Assistant (Meat Packer)

We are currently seeking a Meat Packer to join the Butchery team here at PAK'nSAVE Tamatea.  We have an excellent team culture, with a friendly and fun environment.  This is a full time, permanent role offering 40 hours per week, OR the role could be split into two part-time positions.


This position involves working in our high-volume butchery department. You will learn about different cuts of meat and will be based in the processing room which is a chilled environment.  You’ll never get bored, as it is a very busy role, and you will be working quickly with your hands, while being on your feet all day. 

Your tasks will include:

  • Preparing meat products for sale
  • ensuring that all meat displayed is well presented, wrapped and labelled
  • keeping the display cases appropriately stocked
  • assisting with customer enquiries
  • ensuring food safety and compliance procedures are followed

This role is full time with a 40 hour working week. Please note the roster currently works both days of the weekend.  This role could also be split into two part time positions.

Thursday  6am – 2.30pm

Friday  6am – 2.30pm

Saturday  6am – 2.30pm

Sunday  6am - 2.30pm

Monday  5am - 1.30pm


At PAK'nSAVE Tamatea, our people play a vitally important role and are a major contributor to our store’s success.  To be successful in this role you will:

  • Possess reliability, willingness to learn, and being a supportive team player. These are the most important aspects we are looking for!
  • Ideally have previous meat packing experience and demonstrated knowledge of butchery equipment and products, but experience is not essential.
  • Have the ability to handle heavy lifting and cold temperatures in the meat preparation area.
  • Be customer focused with an eye for detail and commitment to delivering a superior customer experience.
  • ideally have knowledge and experience of food safety and compliance in a meat processing environment.

In return we can offer not only a competitive rate of pay but your career with us will also be supported by opportunities for training, development and progression.

At PAK'nSAVE Tamatea we have a contemporary store that is committed to innovation and providing our customers with fresh and quality food at great value for money along with excellent customer service.

Store Vision: Enriching our People, Feeding our Community

If this role sounds like it could provide you with your next challenge please click APPLY NOW including a cover letter and CV with your application.

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Permanent Full Time

Job no: 505101.50904

Location: North Island, Hawkes Bay, Tamatea

Closing Date: Friday, 14 April 2023