Seward Co-op
  • 26-Apr-2021 to Until Filled (CST)
  • Creamery: Meat and Seafood
  • Full Time
  • Days, Nights, Weekends

Seward Community Co-op - Co-op Creamery Kitchen

Job Description

Sausage Maker

Looking for a Sausage Maker with a passion for creating high-quality and locally sourced meat products in a community-driven and sustainable minded food business.

Purpose: To provide a quality selection of Value-added meats (sausages). Responsible for being hands on in the production of all fresh and smoked sausage, and other meat products. To assist in meeting department objectives for production, labor, margin, and inventory counts and turns. Continue to help build and develop department skills, knowledge, and practices, while working in line with the Coop's product standards and End's Statement.

Status: Full time. Reports to Sausage Production Supervisor.

Pay Level: IV


Department Process

  • Create and improve systematic processes in the department
  • Work with Sausage Production Supervisor on vendor and product selection and pricing.
  • Maintain systems to ensure cleanliness, product rotation, accurate ordering and production pars, and overall daily production efficiency
  • Responsible for carrying out all HACCP procedures, including assisting in recall procedures
  • Maintain accurate transfer and credit logs
  • Help provide data to aide in timely price updates and accurate price records
  • Maintain a system for grind logs, yield logs, batch and cutting tests.
  • Participate in quarterly inventory counts


  • Track and respond to customer and internal requests for special orders
  • Attend Daily Huddles
  • Communicate new item information to all impacted staff: provide written product information for staff and customer reference

Receiving and Stocking

  • Ensure proper ordering, receiving, and product rotation practices as per HACCP and internal policies
  • Review invoices for accuracy, note discrepancies, damages and price changes
  • Coordinate returns and credit requests with FOG
  • Track all losses and minimize shrink
  • Ensure that all storage areas are clean, organized, and safe at all times


  • Place daily orders for fresh meat efficiently and on time, using established procedures
  • Maintain appropriate inventory levels to maximize turns and minimize out-of-stocks
  • Maintain complete and accurate order records.
  • Create and update order sheets as needed
  • Adjust inventory as needed for holidays and promotions
  • Communicate supplier issues and shelf/product needs to Sausage Production Supervisor

Other duties as assigned

  • Attend department, storewide, and other team meetings
  • Perform other tasks as assigned by Manager



  • Ability to produce sausage and teach others
  • Experience and product knowledge of natural foods
  • Ability to foster staff input in order to better the department
  • Weekend and evening availability


  • Ability to stand, bend, stoop, reach, squat, and walk for extended periods of time per shift
  • Bend and lift loads, not to exceed 50 pounds. Push and pull carts weighing up to 100 pounds
  • Repetitive use of hands for grasping, pushing, pulling, and fine manipulation
  • Environmental exposure to extreme temperatures (coolers, ovens, freezer, outdoors, etc.)
  • Ability to operate restaurant and bakery equipment


  • Independent and self-motivated
  • Serve Safe Certified
  • Ability to manage multiple demands, and oversee task completions,
  • Ability to lift 80 lbs. repeatedly, and work in cold, damp conditions for several hours
  • English proficiency, multilingual is a plus
  • Computer proficiency
  • Demonstrated ability to work with customers and co-workers from various cultural backgrounds
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