A meat processor is responsible for the preparation of meat and poultry products for the packaging and selling of the product. Job responsibilities of a meat processor include slaughtering animals, carcass processing, transporting carcasses to chillers and freezers, slicing the meat cuts for sale and further processing, packaging meat for sale, ensuring health and safety standards are met, loading the meat products into trucks, and grinding of meats and using the trimmings to create various meat products.
A high school diploma is required to be a meat processor. Helpful job skills include physical fitness, being able to work independently and in a team, good communication skills, attention to detail, knowledge of equipment, and good time management skills. The future job market outlook for a meat processor is fair.