Casing Tier

Close the ends of empty and filled meat casings in preparation for hanging.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Casing Tiers do?

Closes ends of empty and filled meat casings with metal clips and string preparatory to hanging them for smoking or cooking: Attaches metal clip to one end of empty casing, using clipping tool. Twists open end of filled casing and ties it with string leaving loop for hanging. Cuts off excess string and casing, using scissors or knife. May be designated according to type of meat cased as Bulk-Sausage-Casing Tier-Off; Canadian-Bacon Tier; Hog Stomach Preparer. May tie lacing cord at regular intervals around bologna sausage to brace and support casing and be designated Bologna Lacer; or lace rolled ham and be designated Rolled-Ham Lacer.


Should I be a Casing Tier?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.

  • Also known as: Bulk-Sausage-Casing Tier-Off, Canadian-Bacon Tier, Casing Blower, Casing Flusher, Casing Salter, Roving Carrier See More

    How to become a Casing Tier

    Casing Tiers generally graduate from high school and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate’s degree to increase your chances of finding a good job. Check out these schools offering Casing Tier-related education!
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