Skilled Meat Workers - Slicers, Boners & Slaughter Person

Plant/Site:  JBS Longford Plant
Req Id:  11258
Date Posted:  29 Jan 2024

Located 15 minutes south of Launceston, Tasmania’s northern capital, Longford is the gateway to some of the world’s most famous and picturesque trout fishing in Australia. The Longford region is predominantly agricultural, noted for wool, dairy produce, and stock breeding. With its high rainfall and cold winters, it’s a perfect environment for growing pasture-fed cattle.

Longford’s complex medium sized fully integrated processing facility produces a range of grass and grain fed beef products under brands such as King Island Beef, Red Gum, Great Southern, Pinnacle and Little Joes.


JBS Longford exports to over 30 countries around the world including Brazil, China, Switzerland, and the EU. Longford’s plant employs approximately 300 team members with a current processing capacity of 550 head of cattle per day, operating 5 days a week.


About the Role:

JBS Australia is Australia's largest and most respected meat packer, marketer and exporter, supplying the finest grain fed and pasture fed meats to export and domestic customers for more than 20 years.

An exciting opportunity exists at our Longford Plant for experienced Skilled Meat Workers. We are seeking passionate and energetic individuals who are committed to providing effective professional service. This is an excellent opportunity to join our dynamic, exciting organisation and enjoy the benefits and satisfaction in contributing to the continued growth and success of our business, with opportunities for further career development within this global organisation.

Responsibilities (include but are not limited to):

  • To adhere to Workplace Health & Safety and Quality procedures.
  • Ability to work within a team environment with the ability to take direction.
  • Good communications skills essential
  • Demonstrated integrity and good presentation
  • A professional work attitude.
  • The ability to work in a fast paced environment
  • Superior attendance.
  • Performing general Slaughtering/Boning/Slicing/Sawing duties.
  • High focus & attention to detail.


About you:

  • A minimum of 2 years’ proven experience in Boning, Slicing or Slaughtering/Sawing duties required.
  • Relevant qualification (Cert 2/3 Meat processing) advantageous but not essential.
  • Knowledge and understanding of different rotations.
  • Proven high level of knife sharpening skills.
  • Knowledge and understanding of Quality Requirements.
  • Highly developed interpersonal and commination skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Ability to work with supervisors on improving daily duties.


Benefits include (but not limited to):

  • Retail discounts with national partners
  • Health insurance discounts on Bupa Health and Medibank Private
  • Discounted staff meat purchases.
  • Opportunities for employment sponsorship

What next?

If you’re passionate and want to be a part of the largest meat, pork & salmon manufacturer and producer in Australia, this opportunity may be for you.