Meat, Poultry and Seafood Process Workers

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Meat, Poultry and Seafood Process Workers slaughter and eviscerate poultry, and process, grade and package meat, poultry, fish and shellfish

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Meat, Poultry and Seafood Process Workers
  • How many are employed in this occupation?
16,400
  • What are the average weekly earnings for full time workers ($ before tax)?
$850
  • How does unemployment compare with other occupations?
Above average
  • What are the job prospects for this occupation?
Below average
  • What will be the likely future employment growth for the next five years?
Slight growth
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Tasks

This occupation may include associated occupations with varying tasks.

  • 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
  • cleaning and sanitising equipment and work areas

Job Titles

  • Meat Process Worker
  • Poultry Process Worker
  • Seafood Process Worker

VET (Vocational Education And Training)

  • Certificate II in Seafood Processing
  • Certificate III in Food Processing

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Job Vacancies

  • Mon 16 Sep , 2019
  • Southern River, Western Australia
  • Thu 12 Sep , 2019
  • Magill, South Australia
  • Thu 12 Sep , 2019
  • Magill, South Australia
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