Smallgoods makers select and prepare meat, and manage the processes in the production of smallgoods.
Duties & Tasks
Smallgoods makers may perform the following tasks:order supplies from wholesalers, as well as weigh and check stock on receiptstore meat in refrigerators or freezersprepare meat by removing bones and trimming fatmake seasonings, flavouring agents and pickling solutions, and pickle meat according to recipesassemble and operate mincers, grinders, mixers, and patty-forming or sausage-forming machinesshape meat or meat emulsion to make sausages and smallgoodsadd seasonings to ground meatoperate filling machines, cooking kettles and vats, and smoking chamberscure and cook meat productsuse correct detergents and sanitisers to prevent food poisoning and contamination of premises and equipmenthelp clients in menu planning and working out food portions and production costspack and store products for display and salecollect payment for sales.
Smallgoods makers work with a variety of knives, hand tools, power equipment (including mincers, mixers and bandsaws) and computer-operated machinery.par Smallgoods makers work in shops and boning/slicing rooms. They usually have early morning starts and their work involves a lot of contact with people including customers and workmates. Smallgoods makers are exposed to animal blood in some parts of the process.
- enjoy practical and manual activities physically fit and in good health good hand-eye coordination good interpersonal skills good hygiene.