An individual who has gathered the skills and knowledge to take raw bulk meat and process it into marketable food products. Meat Cutters process animal carcass meats, such as beef, pork, lamb, fish and poultry, into finished cuts, ready for culinarians. Sausage makers take raw meat products and blend them with spices to create sausage or deli items, which are often pre-cooked or smoked.
Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis.
Our program is sponsored jointly by UFCW and contracted employers. Apprentices will enjoy the benefits of the applicable collective bargaining agreement, including; wages, health and welfare, pension, vacation, sick leave and holidays.
- An applicant must be at least 18 years old.
- Applicant must be in good health and physically able to perform all phases of the work.
- Applicant does not need a high school diploma or a GED.
- An Applicant must be prepared to accept the responsibility of learning the meat trade by working directly with Meat Cutter and Sausage Maker journeymen and co-workers.