Meat, Poultry and Seafood Process Workers

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Meat, Poultry and Seafood Process Workers

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

Fun facts

  • Stable Future Growth
  • 1028 Weekly Pay Before Tax
  • 72% full-time Full-Time Share
  • 28% female Gender Share


There are many tasks done by meat, poultry and seafood process workers. A few are listed below:

  • 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

Specific occupations

  • Meat Process Worker
  • Poultry Process Worker
  • Seafood Process Worker
  • Offal Separator
  • Poultry Boner
  • Poultry Slaughterer
  • Abalone Sheller
  • Oyster Opener