Industrial butchers and meat cutters, poultry preparers and related workers

National Occupation Code (NOC): 9462

Workers in this unit group prepare meat and poultry for further processing or for packaging for wholesale distribution. They are employed in meat and poultry slaughtering, processing and packing establishments.

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Job Duties for Industrial butchers and meat cutters, poultry preparers and related workers

Industrial butchers
  • Slaughter livestock using stunning devices and knives
  • Skin, clean and trim carcasses
  • Remove viscera and other inedible parts from carcasses
  • Split carcasses into smaller portions to facilitate handling
  • May slaughter cattle, calves and sheep as prescribed by religious laws.
Industrial meat cutters
  • Cut beef, lamb, pork or veal carcasses or sides or quarters of carcasses into primal cuts for further cutting, processing or packaging
  • Remove bones from meat
  • Cut meat and poultry into specific cuts for institutional, commercial or other wholesale use
  • Remove skin, excess fat, bruises or other blemishes from carcasses or meat portions.
Poultry preparers
  • Slaughter poultry and remove inedible parts
  • Remove feathers and singe and wash poultry to prepare for further processing or packaging.

Working Conditions for Industrial butchers and meat cutters, poultry preparers and related workers

Work is performed indoors, where safety measures are taken to prevent injury and illness from machinery, odours, and raw meat.

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