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Meat Process Worker

Processes carcasses of slaughtered livestock and prepares meat and meat products.


Tasks Include:


  • processing offal and tripe
  • moving carcasses to chillers and freezers
  • loading meat products into trucks
  • packing boned and sliced meat into cartons
  • stunning and shackling poultry for killing and processing
  • severing jugular veins of poultry, and removing viscera and residual material from poultry carcasses
  • separating organs and glands, such as sweetbreads, livers, hearts and spleens, from poultry carcasses
  • inspecting and grading poultry, fish and shellfish for size and quality
  • packing fish and counting packs before freezing, and packing frozen fish blocks into cartons
  • operating machines which slice, peel, skin and crumb fish
Specialisations
  • Offal Separator
Job prospects for Meat, Poultry and Seafood Process Workers in Victoria

Occupations in the Meat, Poultry and Seafood Process Workers group include Meat Process Worker, Poultry Process Worker and Seafood Process Worker.

Employment prospects
There are currently 3,000 Meat, Poultry and Seafood Process Workers in Victoria. Over the next five years, the size of this occupation is expected to grow. Employment prospects for the next five years are stable.

Average weekly wage
$887.90

Hourly earnings
$24.00

For more information about this occupation at a national level visit the Job Outlook website. External link

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