Hasher Operator

Tend machines that chop or rinse entrails and other inedible carcass parts.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$20,000 – $45,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Hasher Operators do?

Tends machine that chops and rinses entrails, fat, and other condemned or inedible parts of carcasses preparatory to rendering: Starts hasher machine and feeds meat onto machine conveyor or into hopper by hand or using pitchfork or shovel. Turns valves to admit water into revolving drum of washer that rinses chopped meat. Dismantles and cleans machine, using wrench and water hose. May cut up whole carcasses, using cleaver. May chill pieces of fat with ice before hashing.


Should I be a Hasher Operator?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Flexible: You're open to change and think variety is the spice of life.

  • Also known as: Hasher, Hasher Machine Operator, Saddle Stitcher Operator

    How to become a Hasher Operator

    Most Hasher Operators 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:9iaaaa&chl=no+college+%2888%25%29|certificate+%2812%25%29||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,88,88
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