1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 31/07/1997   
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      Meatworks Labourer

Slaughters livestock and eviscerates carcasses.

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this occupation is completion of compulsory secondary education or higher qualification.

Tasks Include:
  • stuns and shackles livestock using mechanical or electric stunning devices
  • severs jugular veins of stunned, suspended or shackled animals with sticking knives
  • slits open abdominal cavities of carcasses
  • removes intestines and ties intestines and bladders
  • trims fat for further processing
  • separates organs or glands such as sweetbreads, livers, hearts and spleens from carcasses
  • removes beef stomachs for tripe processing
  • cuts and ties gullets and windpipes and opens, separates, trims and washes lungs in cold water troughs
  • cuts off bruises, blemishes and ragged tissues to improve appearance and preserve carcasses

Offal Separator
Stunner and Shackler (Abattoir)

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