Meat Boners and Slicers, and Slaughterers

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Meat Boners and Slicers, and Slaughterers

Meat Boners and Slicers, and Slaughterers trim and cut meat from bones, sides and carcasses, and slaughter livestock in abattoirs.

Fun facts

  • Stable Future Growth
  • 1202 Weekly Pay Before Tax
  • 74% full-time Full-Time Share
  • 12% female Gender Share


There are many tasks done by meat boners and slicers, and slaughterers. A few are listed below:

  • operating switching controls to direct and drop carcasses and meat cuts from supply rails to boning tables
  • cutting meat to separate meat, fat and tissue from around bones
  • washing, scraping and trimming foreign material and blood from meat
  • cutting sides and quarters of meat into standard meat cuts, such as rumps, flanks and shoulders, and removing internal fat, blood clots, bruises and other matter to prepare them for packing and marketing
  • operating restrainer and stunning equipment
  • severing jugular veins of stunned animals to drain blood and facilitate dressing
  • trimming and removing head meat and severing animal heads
  • slitting open, eviscerating and trimming animal carcasses
  • may slaughter livestock according to procedures required by religious customs

Specific occupations

  • Meat Boner and Slicer
  • Slaughterer
  • Meat Trimmer
  • Stunner and Shackler (Abattoir)