Casing Running Machine Tender

Tend machines that gather casings into short lengths on horns.
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Salary Range
$17,000 – $42,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Casing Running Machine Tenders do?

Tends machine that gathers casings into short lengths on horns to facilitate stuffing of casings with emulsified meat: Places reel of flattened casings on holder of gathering machine. Threads casing between feed rollers, onto tube, and onto take-up reel. Starts machine that automatically expands and rounds casings. Cuts rounded casings from reel into specified lengths, using cutting attachment on machine. Places horn over water pipe, fits casing over end of horn, and turns valve to flow water through pipe and into casing to facilitate gathering of casing on horn. Places horn between two cone-shaped rollers which force and gather casing lengths over horn. Removes loaded horn and places horn in container.


Should I be a Casing Running Machine Tender?

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.
  • Flexible: You're open to change and think variety is the spice of life.

  • Also known as: Casing Runner

    How to Become a
    Casing Running Machine Tender

    Most Casing Running Machine Tenders 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:9afaaa&chl=no+college+%2892%25%29|certificate+%281%25%29|associate%27s+%288%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,92,92
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