Casing Grader

Inspect and grade animal casings used as sausage skins.
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Salary Range
$20,000 – $56,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Casing Graders do?

Inspects and grades animal casings used as sausage skins: Removes casings from soaking tank. Cleans and inflates casing, using air or water hose. Places inflated casing between grading pegs to determine size. Squeezes casing to detect changes in circumference, damaged sections, or slime. Cuts out damaged sections, warts, and other blemishes, using knife. Places casings in rack or container according to size or condition of casing. May measure and cut casings to length. May pack and salt casings for shipment or reclaim cured casings for use.


Should I be a Casing Grader?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.

  • Also known as: Casing Mixer

    How to become a Casing Grader

    Most Casing Graders have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate's degree to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9zcaaa&chl=no+college+%2869%25%29|certificate+%2828%25%29|associate%27s+%283%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,69,69
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