Final Dressing Cutter

Cut out defective portions of dressed animal carcasses.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$17,000 – $31,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Final Dressing Cutters do?

Cuts out defective portions of dressed animal carcasses, following established procedures: Trims or skins carcass to remove residual blood, fat, hair, ragged edges, and overscalded skin, using knife. Cuts condemned parts, such as broken bones and bruised flesh, from carcass under direction of government inspector, using knife, cleaver and saw. May cut up condemned animals for rendering. May be designated according to work area as Final-Rail Cutter; Retaining-Room Cutter.

Should I be a Final Dressing Cutter?

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.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • Also known as: Boston Cutter, Cutter Off, Fatter, Fell Cutter, Final-Rail Cutter, Fish Cutting Machine Operator, Foot Cutter, Gutter See More

    How to become a Final Dressing Cutter

    Most Final Dressing Cutters 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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