Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters
On the Job
Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters use hand tools to cut or trim meat, poultry, or seafood.
This career requires time standing, walking, or running.
Typical Work Tasks
People who work in this career often:
- Mark products, workpieces, or equipment with identifying information.
- Cut meat products.
- Prepare meat products for sale or consumption.
- Process animal carcasses.
- Inspect food products.
- Sort materials or products for processing, storing, shipping, or grading.
- Weigh finished products.
- Distribute supplies to workers.
Typical Working Conditions
- Working indoors in environmentally controlled conditions.
- Wearing common protective or safety equipment such as safety shoes, glasses, gloves, hearing protection, hard hats, or life jackets.
- Frequent decision-making.
- Meeting strict deadlines.
- The importance of being accurate or exact.
- Working with a group or team.
- Working in very hot or cold temperatures.
- Dealing with unpleasant or angry people.
- Having face-to-face discussions.
- Responsibility for outcomes and results.
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