Occupation information for Butchers and Meat Cutters California

description

Cut, trim, or prepare consumer-sized portions of meat for use or sale in retail establishments.

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details

Currently Employed: 26,200

Projected Annual Job Openings: 3,690

Typical Hourly Wage: $14.03 - $19.97

Typical Annual Salary: $29,190 - $41,540

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typical training

Typical education needed for entry: No formal educational credential

Typical work experience needed for a job in this occupation: No work experience

Typical on-the-job training once you have a job in this occupation: More than 1 year on-the-job training

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typical job duties
  • Prepare and place meat cuts and products in display counter to appear attractive and catch the shopper's eye.
  • Wrap, weigh, label, and price cuts of meat.
  • Cut, trim, bone, tie, and grind meats, such as beef, pork, poultry, and fish, to prepare in cooking form.
  • Prepare special cuts of meat ordered by customers.
  • Receive, inspect, and store meat upon delivery to ensure meat quality.
  • Total sales, and collect money from customers.
  • Estimate requirements and order or requisition meat supplies to maintain inventories.
  • Record quantity of meat received and issued to cooks or keep records of meat sales.
  • Supervise other butchers or meat cutters.
  • Cure, smoke, tenderize, and preserve meat.
tools & technology
Tools:
  • Chopping machinery
  • Commercial use cutlery
  • Commercial use food grinders
  • Forming machine
  • Power saws

Technology:
  • Accounting software
  • Electronic mail software
  • Office suite software
  • Spreadsheet software
  • Word processing software