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Overview

Meat Packers weigh, wrap, seal and label meat and meat products.

Day-to-day

  • obtains supplies of products and assembles bags, package folders and cartons
  • packs containers and bags with products, and counts, weighs and measures amounts and adjusts quantities
  • wraps protective material around products, seals bags and containers, and attaches pre-printed labels
  • counts and places bags and packages onto trays and racks, and into shipping cartons
  • records information such as numbers, weight, times and dates
  • monitors the filling of containers and adjusts machines to maintain volume and seal quality
  • monitors the supply and quality of containers and contents of holding tanks
  • checks the cleanliness and operation of machines, equipment and containers.

To become a Meat Packer

  • You can work as a Meat Packer without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided.

Skills employers are looking for

  • Communication Skills

  • Heavy Lifting

  • Customer Service

  • Research

  • Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP)

  • Botany

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