Entry Level Meat Processing Positions

Processing Plant Duties (not all-inclusive). Experience in some of the following duties is preferred, but we will train the right candidate(s). Starting pay will be commensurate with experience. Starting at $13/hr and up.

Harvest Floor Duties

  • Pre-operations check sheet
  • Hang and bleed
  • Wheezing
  • Rinse and clean workstation
  • Run hide puller
  • Weise’s and open abdomen
  • Pull hide
  • Trim all contaminants off carcass
  • Work with ASDA inspector at final rail
  • Run wash cabinet or apply PAA to all carcasses
  • Weigh and record
  • Tag all carcasses
  • Sanitize hands and equipment between all animals
  • Clean and rinse workstation
  • Check and maintain trolleys for upcoming shift
  • Maintain knifes
  • Clean pens
  • Receive any incoming animals
  • Check WATER

Boning and Breaking Duties

  • Proper breaking of quarters and subprimals into retail cuts
  • Deboning beef
  • Grinding beef
  • Cutting of various larger sections of carcass to smaller cuts of meat for retail and wholesale consumption
  • Shaping, rolling, lacing, and tying of beef roasts and products
  • Cutting of finished steaks – strip, porterhouse, tender
  • Boning beef shanks
  • Managing beef trim
  • Handling of bones, suet, tallow

Physical Demands

The employee (by themselves) must lift and or move up to 45 pounds and occasionally 50 or more. The employee must be able to withstand walking, lifting, bending, repetitive arm, shoulder and wrist motion.

Work Environment

Must be able to work in an environment that averages about 45 degrees or colder.

EEO Policy Statement

Appalachian Abattoir, Inc provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. Appalachian Abattoir, complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leave of absence, compensation, and training.

Appalachian Abattoir expressly prohibits any form of unlawful employee harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Appalachian Abattoir employs to perform their expected job duties is absolutely not tolerated.

This position provides a great leadership opportunity and a chance to further develop an innovative and growing local business.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: From $13.00 per hour


  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance


  • 8 hour shift
  • Monday to Friday

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Charleston, WV 25306: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)

Work Location: One location

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