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Butchers and Meat Cutters

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

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    Work Activities

    Work Activities

    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Negotiate with representatives from supply companies to determine order details.
    • Shape, lace, and tie roasts, using boning knife, skewer, and twine.

    Skills

    • Active Listening

      Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.

    • Critical Thinking

      Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

    • Monitoring

      Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.

    WorkKeys®

    Applied Math
    3
    Workplace Documents
    3
    Graphic Literacy
    4

    Abilities

    • Manual Dexterity

      The ability to quickly move your hand, your hand together with your arm, or your two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.

    • Near Vision

      The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).

    • Arm-Hand Steadiness

      The ability to keep your hand and arm steady while moving your arm or while holding your arm and hand in one position.

    Knowledge

    • Customer and Personal Service

      Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.

    • Food Production

      Knowledge of techniques and equipment for planting, growing, and harvesting food products (both plant and animal) for consumption, including storage/handling techniques.

    • Production and Processing

      Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.

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    Pay

    • Ohio Annual Salary 33510/yr
    • Typical Salary
    • Ohio Hourly Wage 16.11/hr
    • Typical Hourly Wage

    Ohio Employment Trends

    • Currently Employed 4,420
    • Yearly Projected Openings 560

    Typical Education

    Personality

    Realistic: People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They do well at jobs that need:
    • Dependability
    • Cooperation
    • Integrity
    • Attention to Detail
    • Self Control
    • Initiative

    Tools

    • Power saws
    • Forming machine
    • Commercial use food grinders
    • Commercial use cutlery
    • Chopping machinery

    Technology

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

    Tags

    • InDemand occupations are considered a priority by the state of Ohio.
    • Apprenticeships are available for this occupation. These programs can help you get hands-on experience and build your skills.

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