Experienced Butchers / Slaughtermen

Do you want to work for a business that rewards hard work? Are you looking for a new challenge in your butchering career?

Harris Meats is looking for up to three experienced Butchers or Slaughtermen to bring skill and quality to our meat processing department. 

We are a family owned business and have been operating for nearly 60 years. Our meat processing factory is based in a rural location, just out of Cheviot. We also have a small butcher's shop in Cheviot township.

Butchers - You will be working mainly in the Boning Room. You need to be capable of completing the full boning process on beef, sheep and pigs. 

You will also be required to create a wide variety of top quality cuts of meat for the retail market and have experience in trimming, packing meat and small goods manufacturing. 

Slaughtermen - To carry out a wide range of meat processing duties at Harris Meats’ processing factory, primarily in the abattoir departments.
Specific Responsibilities:- Slaughter Room
•Perform the slaughter, removing organs, skins, cutting diaphragm, splitting into pieces of sheep, beef and pigs
•Framing and quartering
•Hangs and moves product in chiller as required
•Stunning animals, if required.
•Working in the runner & offal rooms, if required
•Assisting with blood collection

Applicants must have:
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Be a team worker
  • Be co-operative and friendly
  • Have the ability to take direction, follow instructions and raise issues in a timely fashion
  • Able to use a wide range of machinery safely
  • Have a flexible attitude
  • Be able to work at a fast pace but maintain quality at all times.


There are three full-time, permanent positions available that require commitment and dedication.

If you are motivated, energetic and prepared to go the extra mile then this would be an excellent career opportunity!

The Hurunui area is rich with outdoor activities including hunting and fishing, and Cheviot township offers excellent services including medical centre, area school and fabulous cafes! 

We can assist you to relocate, and can find accommodation for you if needed.

Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.
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Harris Meats Cheviot Limited
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