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Industrial Meat Cutter/Butcher

Lethbridge, Alberta


Considering a Career at Maple Leaf Foods?

Maple Leaf Foods is Canada’s leading consumer-packaged protein company, headquartered in
Toronto, Ontario. We make high-quality, great tasting, nutritious and innovative food products under leading brands including Maple Leaf®, Maple Leaf Prime®, Maple Leaf Natural Selections®, Schneiders®, Schneiders Country Naturals® and Mina™. Our Company employs approximately 11,000 people in its operations across Canada and exports to more than 20 global markets including the U.S. and Asia.

Our people are passionate about the work they do and the products we make. As we move forward, we are determined to leverage their integrity and passion to continue to build a high-performing, values-based company enabled by high-performing, motivated and talented people.


Maple Leaf Pork in Lethbridge specializes in quick-chilled pork cuts for the markets of Japan and Singapore. The plant processes approximately 1,500 hogs per day during one 8 hour shift. It operates year round, five days per week.
We are seeking individuals with meat cutting or butcher experience to join our team. Work may include slaughtering pigs and removing viscera and other inedible parts from carcasses, cutting pork into primal cuts for further cutting, deboning meat, cutting meat into specific cuts for as per customer requirements.


Shifts are Monday through Friday (40 hours per week). Approximate work times:
  • 7:30 am – 4:00pm on the Kill Floor
  • 6:00am – 2:30pm on the Cut Floor
Scheduled Saturday overtime occurs approximately once per month and employees are expected to attend.
The starting wage of $15.80/hour and wage increases every six months for the first 18 months of employment. A benefits package is available to employees and their eligible dependents commencing at three months and six months for dental (company paid).  Retention bonus may apply to qualified employees. Maple Leaf Pork supplies all necessary safety equipment at no cost to the employee. Scheduled Saturday overtime occurs approximately once per month and employees are expected to attend. 


To be successful in this position, you must:
  • Previous meat cutting/butchering experience is preferred
  • Reliable and dependable, able to be at work every day, on time
  • Able to work in a fast paced and repetitive task environment
  • Has the desire to learn
  • Physically fit and able to lift, push, and/or pull, weight of up to 27kg (60lbs)
  • Looking for a long-term job opportunity
  • Be willing to adhere to all hygienic and food safety requirements in the plant
  • Have basic English skills (listen, understand, speak, read, write)
  • Be comfortable being part of a multi-cultural, unionized environment
  • Be legally able to work in Canada without an LMIA


Environment: Meat Processing Plant
Volume & Complexity of Work: Volume Completed through typical procedures
Travel Requirements: None
Relocation support may be available. 

This is a full time permanent job.
NOC 9462

Resumes can be dropped off in person at 4141 1st Ave South Lethbridge.  By Fax: 403-329-3140 or by email hr.lethbridgepork@mapleleaf.com

We thank all applicants for their interest in exploring employment opportunities with Maple Leaf Foods however only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Applicants may be subject to a background check and must meet the security criteria designated for the position.  

Maple Leaf Foods is committed to Employment Equity and maintaining a diverse workforce.  Job applicants with a disability who require reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process can contact our Talent Attraction Team at accommodations@mapleleaf.com or 905-285-5862.  Reasonable accommodations will be determined on a case-by-case basis and your request will be responded to as soon as possible.

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