Meat Process Worker

Processes carcasses of slaughtered livestock and prepares meat and meat products.
Training time 1 - 2 years
Average pay $40,651
Employment prospects Strong
Employment size 3,600

What does a Meat Process Worker do?

  • 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

Related courses

Government-subsidised training is marked with this symbol
Certificate II in Meat Processing (Abattoirs)
TAFE
Certificate II in Meat Processing (Food Services)
TAFE
Certificate II in Meat Processing (Meat Retailing)
Certificate II in Meat Processing (Smallgoods)
Certificate IV in Meat Processing (General)
Certificate IV in Meat Processing (Leadership)