Carcass Splitter

Perform tasks in dismembering and cutting up animal carcasses.
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Salary Range
$17,000 – $31,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Carcass Splitters do?

Performs any combination of following tasks involved in dismembering and cutting up hog, veal, beef, and other animal carcasses to facilitate handling preparatory to marketing or further processing, using knife, cleavers, hand and power saws, and other cutting tools: Saws or cuts through pelvic area of animal, and splits belly to expose and remove viscera. Splits suspended carcass in half lengthwise along backbone of beef sides, and smooths and shapes beef with paddle. Saws ribs along interior of hog carcasses to facilitate removal of loins and ribs. Cuts, cleaves, or saws carcass sections to sever forequarters, hindquarters, shoulders, rumps, legs, and other parts. Saws trimmed bones, such as skulls, ribs, and legs, into pieces preparatory to processing into byproducts. May be known according to type or part of animal cut as Aitchbone Breaker; Beef Ribber; Bone Sawyer; Breast Sawyer; Ham Sawyer; Hog Sawyer. May be designated: Rump Sawyer; Shoulder Sawyer; Side Splitter.


Should I be a Carcass Splitter?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.

  • Also known as: Beef Ribber

    How to become a Carcass Splitter

    Most Carcass Splitters have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9aaaaa&chl=no+college+%28100%25%29|||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,100,100
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