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Butcher or Smallgoods Maker

Butcher or Smallgoods Maker

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Selects, cuts, trims, prepares and arranges meat for sale or supply, operates meat or smallgoods processing machines, or manages the processes in the production of smallgoods.


Tasks Include:


  • preparing meat for sale by removing bones, trimming fat and cutting, mincing and grinding meat to shape and size for display or as ordered
  • preparing crumbed cuts of meat, and marinating, seasoning and curing special cuts
  • selecting and preparing meat to produce smallgoods
  • operating machines to grind, mix, mince and tenderise meat
  • making seasonings and pickles by mixing spices, salt and other ingredients
  • operating sausage filling machines, smoking chambers, and cooking kettles and vats
  • advising customers on the suitability and uses of cuts of meat
Job prospects for Butchers and Smallgoods Makers in Victoria

Occupation in the Butchers and Smallgoods Makers group include Butcher or Smallgoods Maker

Employment prospects
There are currently 5,100 Butchers and Smallgoods Makers in Victoria. Over the next five years, the size of this occupation is expected to remain similar. Employment prospects for the next five years are stable.

Average weekly wage
$781.80

Hourly earnings
$20.50

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

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