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Industrial butchers and meat cutters, poultry preparers and related workers

Other titles : animal eviscerator - meat packing plant, animal stunner, benchman/woman - meat packing plant, chicken plucker, ham cutter, hog killer, industrial butcher, industrial meat chopper or cutter, livestock killer, meat boner, meat trimmer, poultry boner, poultry preparer, sheep sticker, slaughterhouse butcher

Details

Description :

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

Main duties :

  • 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; and 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; and cut meat and poultry into specific cuts for institutional, commercial or other wholesale use.
  • Poultry preparers slaughter poultry and remove inedible parts; remove feathers and singe and wash poultry to prepare for further processing or packaging.
  • Trimmers remove skin, excess fat, bruises or other blemishes from carcasses or meat portions.
  • Laval
  • Laurentides
  • Lanaudière
  • Estrie
  • Montérégie
  • Mauricie
  • Centre-du-Québec

Training

Occupation targeted under the Workplace Apprenticeship Program.

This program was created by Commission des partenaires du marché du travail and Emploi-Québec in partnership with sector-based labor force committees.

It supports workplace apprenticeship and skill recognition programs.

Training and skill evaluation are under the supervision of an experienced worker. Once the apprenticeship is finished and skills are mastered by the apprentice, a certificate of qualification is issued and recorded in a government registry.

For more information on the Workplace Apprenticeship Program, see the Emploi-Québec website

Other training

Occupation targeted under the Workplace Apprenticeship Program.

This program was created by Commission des partenaires du marché du travail and Emploi-Québec in partnership with sector-based labor force committees.

It supports workplace apprenticeship and skill recognition programs.

Training and skill evaluation are under the supervision of an experienced worker. Once the apprenticeship is finished and skills are mastered by the apprentice, a certificate of qualification is issued and recorded in a government registry.

For more information on the Workplace Apprenticeship Program, see the Emploi-Québec website