AMEAT worker can work in abattoirs and meat processing factories to prepare meat for sale. They can be involved in packing, boning and handling carcasses. Entry-level positions are available and career progression to management is offered by many employers. Certificate II to advanced diploma of meat processing.
$25,000 to $40,000
Meat processing workers must work in refrigerated environments to keep the meat fresh. Even on the hottest days, temperatures in boning rooms average less than 10C and even colder inside chillers. Meat workers often are employed in shifts with early starts, leaving afternoons free.