Halal Slaughter Person

Company: Kepak
Location: Wales
Salary: Competitive
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Merthyr Tydfil, Wales


Kepak is a global food company serving international retailers and food service household names with prime cuts of meat, on-trend food concepts and ready-for-market convenience foods. Our meat is sourced primarily from quality assured farms and our beef and lamb are pasture-grazed for most of the year.
Be it fresh meat crafted by our master butchers (such as McIntosh Donald and St.Merryn) or our famous brands (such as Rustler’s, Big Al’s and John Stone), we offer a total foodservice solution with the premium quality our customers demand.

Work in slaughtering, performing precision functions involving the preparation of meat. Work may include specialized slaughtering tasks, cutting standard or premium cuts of meat for marketing. The slaughter and preparation of animals for human consumption.

Health & Safety and Food Hygiene to a Level 2 standard

Knife skills, hand eye coordination, knife safety awareness, dexterity, ability to lift and move heavy objects, be able to understand, communicate and engage in your work with high attention to detail. Work as part of a team to ensure your own and others safely. To adhere to all legal, regulatory, company site requirements.


Cut, trim, skin, sort, and wash viscera of slaughtered animals to separate edible portions from offal.

· Clean materials to prepare them for production.

· Process animal carcasses.

· Slaughter animals in accordance with religious law and determine that carcasses meet specified religious standards.

· Slit open, eviscerate, and trim carcasses of slaughtered animals.

· Remove bones and cut meat into standard cuts in preparation for marketing.

· Sever jugular veins to drain blood and facilitate slaughtering.

· Trim, clean, or cure animal hides.

· Skin sections of animals or whole animals.

· Shackle hind legs of animals to raise them for slaughtering or skinning.

· Trim head meat and sever or remove parts of animals’ heads or skulls.

· Prepare meat products for sale or consumption.

· Stun animals prior to slaughtering.

· Wrap dressed carcasses or meat cuts.

· Trunk Strength — The ability to use your abdominal and lower back muscles to support part of the body repeatedly or continuously over time without ‘giving out’ or fatiguing.

· Control Precision — The ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions.

· 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.

· Finger Dexterity — The ability to make precisely coordinated movements of the fingers of one or both hands to grasp, manipulate.

· Manual Dexterity — The ability to quickly move your hand, your hand together with your arm, or your two hands to grasp, manipulate objects.

· Handling and Moving heavy, large loads, using hands and arms in handling, installing, positioning, and moving materials, and manipulating things.

· Performing General Physical Activities — Performing physical activities that require considerable use of your arms and legs and moving your whole body, such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, and handling of materials.

· Inspecting Equipment, structures, or materials to identify the cause of errors or other problems or defects and report them.

HideCompetitive Pay Rates



  • Pension Plans
  • Training & Development
  • 31 days annual leave per year (after probation)
  • Subsidised canteen
  • Values awards program
  • Refer a friend scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme
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