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 receipt
store meat in refrigerators or freezers
prepare meat by removing bones and trimming fat
make seasonings, flavouring agents and pickling solutions, and pickle meat according to recipes
assemble and operate mincers, grinders, mixers, and patty-forming or sausage-forming machines
shape meat or meat emulsion to make sausages and smallgoods
add seasonings to ground meat
operate filling machines, cooking kettles and vats, and smoking chambers
cure and cook meat products
use correct detergents and sanitisers to prevent food poisoning and contamination of premises and equipment
help clients in menu planning and working out food portions and production costs
pack and store products for display and sale
collect 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