A slaughterer is responsible for performing tasks related to the preparation of meat including cutting and grinding meat, making sausage, wrapping meat, and slaughtering tasks. Job responsibilities of a slaughterer include removing bones from the carcasses, cutting meat into both standard and premium cuts, shaving, singeing and de-feathering the carcasses, ensuring health and safety standards are met, cleaning the meat for future processing or packaging, packaging of the meat, stunning animals before slaughtering, and slaughtering animals according to religious law.
A high school diploma is required to be a slaughterer. Helpful job skills include physical fitness, handiness, active listening skills, good communication skills, attention to detail, technical and mechanical knowledge, and knowledge of regulations. The future job market outlook for a slaughterer is good and increasing.