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Abattoir Supervisor Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Supervise coordinates activities of workers engaged in slaughtering, skinning, and dressing cattle, hogs, and sheep on killing floor of abattoir
  • Direct trains workers in use of knife, air-knife, saws and other handtools
  • Inspect meat for specified color texture to verify conformity to government regulations
  • Sets control timer to regulate conveyors according to production schedules
  • Perform other duties as described under Supervisor any industry Master Title.

All round Butcher Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Perform slaughtering and butchering tasks in small slaughtering meat packing establishment, using cutting tools, like cleaver, knife, and saw
  • Stun animals prior to slaughtering [Stunner, Animal meat products ]
  • Shackle hind legs of animals, like cattle, sheep and hogs, to raise them for slaughtering or skinning [Shackler meat products ]
  • Sever jugular vein to drain blood facilitate slaughtering [Sticker, Animal meat products ]
  • Trim head meat otherwise severs or removes parts of animal heads or skulls [Head Trimmer meat products ]
  • Saws, splits, or scribes slaughtered animals to reduce carcass [Carcass Splitter meat products ]
  • Slit open, eviscerates, and trims carcasses of slaughtered animals
  • Cuts, trims, skins, sorts, and washes viscera of slaughtered animals to separate edible portions from offal [Offal Separator meat products ]
  • Wash carcasses [Washer, Carcass meat products ]
  • Wrap muslin cloth about dressed animal carcasses or sides to enhance appearance protect meat [Shrouder meat products ]
  • Shave hog carcasses [Shaver meat products ]
  • Trim and cleans animal hides, using knife [Hide Trimmer meat products, oils grease ]
  • Cuts bones from standard cuts of meat, like chucks, hams, loins, plates, rounds, and shanks, to prepare meat for marketing [Boner, Meat meat products ]
  • Examine, weighs, and sorts fresh pork cuts [Grader, Green Meat meat products ]
  • Skin sections of animals or whole animals, like cattle, sheep, and hogs [Skinner meat products ]
  • Work in small slaughtering meat packing establishment
  • May prepare meats for smoking [Smoked Meat Preparer meat products ]
  • May salt cure and trim hides [Hide Handler meat products, oils grease ].

Animal Eviscerator Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Eviscerate cattle, hogs, lambs, and small animals, performing any combination of following tasks
  • Slit body cavity of carcass, reaches inside abdominal cavity cuts membranes holding intestines
  • Insert spiral rod in gullet to sever gullet windpipe from other neck tissue
  • Cuts bung from intestines ties intestines, bladder, bung, and gullet to prevent leakage of contents
  • Pull intestines from carcass, trims off fat, and dumps them into gut truck or conveyor pan
  • Cuts out glands, ovaries, sweetbreads, liver, heart, lungs, kidneys, spleen, and spermatic cord, places them on conveyor, in containers, or throws them down chute
  • Cuts bruises, blemishes, and ragged tissue from carcass
  • Cuts skin from tail to shoulders to bisect carcass
  • Sever head from carcass
  • May wash viscera carcass, using hose
  • Patch leaks in intestines, using skewer
  • May break bind hoofs of lambs or sheep
  • May be designated according to function performed as Bruise Trimmer meat products , Leak Patcher meat products , Weasand Rodder meat products , or part of animal eviscerated as Belly Opener meat products , Bung Dropper meat products , Bung-Gut Tier meat products
  • Caul-Fat Puller meat products , Gut Puller meat products , Gut Sorter meat products , Leaf-Fat Scraper meat products , Rabbit Dresser meat products .

Animal Sticker Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Sever jugular vein of previously stunned animals with knife to prepare animals for butchering
  • Position neck of animal suspended from overhead rail or shackled on table for sticking
  • Thrust knife into throat of animal & twists blade to locate sever jugular vein
  • May shackle suspend animal before sticking [Shackler meat products ]
  • May sever head remove skin with knife, after blood has drained
  • May be designated according to animal killed as Calf Sticker meat products , Cattle Sticker meat products , Hog Sticker meat products , Sheep Sticker meat products .

Animal Stunner Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Stun animals, like cattle, hogs, sheep, or goats, preparatory to slaughtering
  • Open gate to allow animal to enter knocking pen or chute
  • Move levers to close squeezing mechanism that immobilizes animal
  • Stun animal by striking it on forehead with sledgehammer, pneumatic hammer, or cartridge-firing stunning device, by shooting it in head, or by placing electric shocking device against head of animal
  • Pull levers to tilt floor of pen and slide animal onto killing floor, or onto conveyors leading to sticking shackling tables
  • May stick, shackle, and suspend animals from overhead conveyors or rails [Shackler meat products , Sticker, Animal meat products ]
  • May assist in driving animals into knocking pen or chute.

Beef Trimmer Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Prepare meat for use in making ground and smoked meat products, like sausage bologna
  • Obtain specified meat from stock carries to cutting table
  • Cuts & trims meat from bone dices meat, using knife, cleaver and bandsaw
  • Weigh meat on platform scale places in tubs
  • Tags each tub for weight contents

Boner Meat Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Cuts bones from standard cuts of meat, like chucks, hams, loins, plates, rounds, and shanks to prepare meat for packing and marketing, using knife meat hook
  • Insert knife in meat around bones to separate meat, fat, or tissue
  • Pull twists bones loose from meat
  • Cuts and trims such meat cuts as butts, hams, flanks, and shoulders to shape meat and remove fat defects
  • Trim meat from bones ribs
  • May pull bones and skin from cooked pigs feet, and cut out toe bones nails
  • May be designated according to cut of meat boned as Blade Boner meat products , Chuck Boner meat products , Ham Boner meat products , or type of animal boned as Beef Boner meat products , Hog Ribber meat products , Sheep Boner meat products
  • Loin Boner meat products , Plate Boner meat products , Rib Boner meat products , Round Boner meat products , Shank Boner meat products , Shoulder Boner meat products .

Box truck Washer Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Clean box-trucks four-wheeled handtruck used to move or store meat, grease, oleo, or inedible fat, using scrapers, wire brushes, handbrushes, steam, water, and detergent
  • May clean offal trays with water spray and rags lubricate handtrucks with paraffin oil, using spray gun.

Bung Sewer Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Sews sections of animal intestine to form casings for lunch meat specialty meat products
  • Position edges of dried intestines together, places strips of paper liners over intestines and slides them under presser foot of sewing machine
  • Start machine and stitches edges of liner end of intestines to form casings
  • Maintain count of casings sewed for company records
  • May inspect grade casings [Casing Grader meat products ].

Butcher All round Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Perform slaughtering and butchering tasks in small slaughtering meat packing establishment, using cutting tools, like cleaver, knife, and saw
  • Stun animals prior to slaughtering [Stunner, Animal meat products ]
  • Shackle hind legs of animals, like cattle, sheep and hogs, to raise them for slaughtering or skinning [Shackler meat products ]
  • Sever jugular vein to drain blood facilitate slaughtering [Sticker, Animal meat products ]
  • Trim head meat otherwise severs or removes parts of animal heads or skulls [Head Trimmer meat products ]
  • Saws, splits, or scribes slaughtered animals to reduce carcass [Carcass Splitter meat products ]
  • Slit open, eviscerates, and trims carcasses of slaughtered animals
  • Cuts, trims, skins, sorts, and washes viscera of slaughtered animals to separate edible portions from offal [Offal Separator meat products ]
  • Wash carcasses [Washer, Carcass meat products ]
  • Wrap muslin cloth about dressed animal carcasses or sides to enhance appearance protect meat [Shrouder meat products ]
  • Shave hog carcasses [Shaver meat products ]
  • Trim and cleans animal hides, using knife [Hide Trimmer meat products, oils grease ]
  • Cuts bones from standard cuts of meat, like chucks, hams, loins, plates, rounds, and shanks, to prepare meat for marketing [Boner, Meat meat products ]
  • Examine, weighs, and sorts fresh pork cuts [Grader, Green Meat meat products ]
  • Skin sections of animals or whole animals, like cattle, sheep, and hogs [Skinner meat products ]
  • Work in small slaughtering meat packing establishment
  • May prepare meats for smoking [Smoked Meat Preparer meat products ]
  • May salt cure and trim hides [Hide Handler meat products, oils grease ].



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