Industrial Meat Cutter - Maple Leaf Foods Brandon

Job Number:
Business Name:
Maple Leaf Foods - Brandon
Business Description:
Maple Leaf Foods is a leading Canadian food processing company committed to delivering quality food products to consumers around the world. Currently, the Brandon Maple Leaf Foods plant has the ability to process 90,000 hogs per week for Domestic and International markets. In a food processing plant, we must ensure the quality of our product meets or exceeds the highest possible standards
Job Street Location:
6355 Richmond Ave E
Community Location:
Job Location (Postal Code):
Job Hours:
40 (7am-3:30pm / 3:30pm-12am)
Skill Type/Level:
NOC C - Semi-skilled occupations (usually require secondary school or vocational training)
Job NOC:
Job Type:
Full Time Permanent
Professional Areas:
Food Processing
Industrial Meat Cutters/Butchers
Salary Range:
$15.10-$21.25 / hour

Job Requirements/qualifications

Maple Leaf Foods is a leading Canadian food processing company committed to delivering quality food products to consumers around the world. We are looking for Industrial Meat Cutters to join us at our Brandon, Manitoba plant.

To be considered for this position, all applicants must be able to attend a screening session that will include both an interview and physical demands assessment.  Screening sessions are held every two weeks in Brandon, Manitoba (Canada) and the applicant is responsible for the travel costs and any required travel documentation for the interview / testing. Job offers will not be extended to candidates who have not successfully completed an in person interview and physical demands assessment. 

Positions include slaughtering livestock and removing viscera and other inedible parts from carcasses, cutting pork for further cutting, processing and packaging. Positions are available in a variety of departments including Cut and Kill areas.
A 100% company paid Benefits package is provided including Major Medical, Dental, Life Insurance, Short-Term and Long-Term Disability, as well as enrollment in the Maple Leaf Pension Plan.


  • Participate as part of a team in the processing of hogs to produce fresh and frozen product
  • Assist with various tasks in the department assigned
  • Keep up to production line speed
  • Most jobs in the Barn, Dressing, Cut and Packaging floors include assembly line work
  • Knife and other equipment use will be required


  • Language - CLB 4•   To ensure you meet language requirements for the job, please include language test scores with your application.  The language test score can be included in your resume or test results can be uploaded to your online candidate profile. 
  • Graduate of High school; post-secondary education is considered an asset
  • Three (3) years verifiable experience as a Butcher/Meat Cutter
  • Previous industrial / manufacturing plant experience is considered an asset
  • Ability to work in a wide range of environmental conditions from cool to warm and wet to dry
  • Ability to perform repetitive physical tasks and stand for long periods of time
  • Experience working with and committed to Good Manufacturing Practices is an asset
  • Experience in food manufacturing within a fast-paced environment is an asset
  • Comfortable being part of a multi-cultural, unionized environment
  • Must be committed to safe work practices
  • Must have good communication and interpersonal skills and be focused on continuous improvement
  • Use knives and other equipment to disassemble hog product for further processing
  • Ensure safe and hygienic practices are applied to all tasks performed as per Company policies

Job Certifications, licensing or registration requirements

  • None required


  • Yes

Job Benefits

Career advancement:
Hourly - Lead Hand, Trainer, Safety Captain
Salaried - Supervisor, Manager, and other functions

Employee Recognition:
Long Service Awards
Employee Thank You Meals
Children's Holiday Party

100% Employer Paid Benefits
Short and Long Term Disability

Attendance Bonus up to $1.00/hour
Productivity Bonus up to $1.00/hour

Starting Production Wage $15.10/hour
Top Production Wage $21.25/hour

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