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Poultry Process Workers stun and kill, dress, trim, cut into portions, bone, fillet, weigh, grade and package poultry.


  • 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 for size and quality
  • packing
  • operating machines which slice, peel, skin and crumb
  • cleaning and sanitising equipment and work areas.

To become a Poultry Process Worker

Skills employers are looking for

  • Physical Demand

  • Forklift Operation

  • Heavy Lifting

  • Communication Skills

  • Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP)

  • Quality Assurance and Control

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