Skills Butcher Apprentice in Alberta

Find out what skills you typically need to work as a butcher apprentice in Canada. These skills are applicable to all Butchers, meat cutters and fishmongers - retail and wholesale (NOC 63201).

Tasks

  • Clean meats to prepare for processing or cutting
  • Cut carcasses, sides and quarters
  • Cut, trim and prepare standard cuts of meat
  • Wrap and package prepared meats
  • Remove bones from meat
  • Weigh meats for sale
  • Cut poultry into parts
  • Price meat products
  • Clean and prepare fish and shellfish
  • Sell meats to customers
  • Cut fish into steaks and fillets
  • Supervise other butchers, meat cutters and fishmongers
  • Grind meats
  • Train meat cutters
  • Make special sausages
  • Slice cooked meats
  • Prepare special orders
  • Prepare special displays of meats, poultry and fish products
  • Shape, lace and tie roasts, other meats, poultry and seafood

Skills and Knowledge Checklist

The following skills and knowledge are usually required in this occupation.

Skills

Operating and Repairing Equipment, Machinery and Vehicles Help - Operating and Repairing Equipment, Machinery and Vehicles
Service and Care Help - Service and Care
  • Cooking, Preparing, Serving
Communication Help - Communication
Information Handling Help - Information Handling
Analysis Help - Analysis
Management Help - Management

Knowledge

Manufacturing and Production Help - Manufacturing and Production
  • Food Production and Agriculture
  • Processing and Production
Business, Finance and Management Help - Business, Finance and Management
  • Client Service
Labour Market Information Survey
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