Administrator/Butcher Assistant Job in Athens, ON at Farmersville Community Abattoir Ltd. –

Looking for a Butcher’s Assistant/Administrator to join our team! Farmersville Community Abattoir (FCA) is an abattoir that serves the needs of local livestock farmers in Eastern Ontario.

Job Summary

The Butcher’s Assistant/Administrator will work alongside the Lead Butcher in order to learn about the art of butchering custom retail cuts of meat in a slaughterhouse environment. The successful candidate is expected to assist in every aspect of the process, from receiving live animals and processing them on the slaughter floor, to handling the carcasses, to cutting and wrapping the meat. The Butcher Assistant/Administrator will be the first line of communication with customers by answering phones, responding to emails, and acting as a liaison between the butcher team and custom cutting instructions from clients. Additionally, the successful candidate would be responsible for invoicing and handling the accounts receivable on a daily basis.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Work with the Lead Butcher to cut and wrap meat (beef, pork, lamb, and goat) according to customer custom orders
  • Identify customer orders with labels and move crates of meat in and out of the freezer
  • Learn to operate the equipment on the kill floor and in the cutting room
  • Learn about the requirements and regulations for operating a meat plant, in particular, the Food Safety and Quality Act, 2001 and O.Reg. 31/05
  • Assist the Plant Manager in testing, monitoring, and recording plant processes, procedures, and equipment in accordance with regulations
  • Work cleanly and safely, wearing the appropriate clothing (hair net, coat, and apron)
  • Clean all work and public areas, including the barn, slaughter floor, coolers, freezer, cutting room, shipping area
  • Invoicing customers and answering billing related questions
  • Provide the highest quality customer service


  • Keen desire to learn as much as possible about custom meat cutting
  • Physically able to lift and hold 30 lb crates
  • Good communications skills
  • Fluent computer skills would be an asset
  • Clean and professional image
  • Works well as part of a team


Will be determined and related to experience. Competitive wages. Health and Dental benefits are available.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: $18.00-$20.00 per hour


  • Dental care
  • Disability insurance
  • Extended health care
  • Life insurance
  • On-site parking
  • Paid time off
  • Vision care

Flexible Language Requirement:


  • 8 hour shift
  • Day shift
  • Monday to Friday

Supplemental pay types:

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Athens, ON: reliably commute or plan to relocate before starting work (required)


  • Administrative: 1 year (preferred)

Work Location: In person

Expected start date: 2023-03-20

About the Company

Company: Farmersville Community Abattoir Ltd. –

Company Location:  Athens, ON

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