Slaughterers and Meat Packers:

Work in slaughtering, meat packing, or wholesale establishments performing precision functions involving the preparation of meat. Work may include specialized slaughtering tasks, cutting standard or premium cuts of meat for marketing, making sausage, or wrapping meats.

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About the Job

Indiana Average Salary $28,370.00
Average Time to Fill 33 days
Typical Education High school equivalency
Typical Experience None
10 Year Projected Openings (2021-2031) 1,239
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2021-2031) 4.95 %

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Skills Profile

Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Attention to Detail
Resource Allocation
Work Ethic
Critical Thinking
Following Directions

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Handling and Moving Objects

Clean fish, animal, or meat carcasses
Cut meat products
Tan animal pelts
Prepare meat products for sale or consumption
Process animal carcasses
Grind meats such as beef, pork, poultry, or fish
Preserve meat, poultry, or fish
Store meat, poultry, or fish to protect against decay or contamination
Wrap products for preservation, protection, safety, and stability
Don/Doff industrial, production, or manufacturing related Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Move goods in and out of inventory

Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events

Identify animal or insect species
Identify cut or grade of meat
Identify characteristics of livestock, domestic animals, and other animals
Mark materials or objects for identification
Attach identification information to products, items, or containers

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Booster Skills & Certifications

Job Seekers possessing booster skills & certifications, such as those listed below, added to core skills are more marketable, harder to find and expensive to hire.

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Expensive to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be expensive to fill. Job seekers with these skills and certifications are likely to earn more money.

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