Linking Machine Operator

Tend machines that tie stuffed casings into links to form meat products.
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Salary Range
$17,000 – $42,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Linking Machine Operators do?

Tends one or more machines that automatically tie stuffed casings into links to form meat products, such as frankfurters, sausages, and wieners: Threads string into tying mechanism of machine and turns screws to regulate length of links. Starts machine and feeds end of stuffed casing into machine. Hangs string of linked casings on racks or rods for transfer to smokeroom.


Should I be a Linking Machine 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.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.

  • Also known as: Aerosol-Line Operator, Bag Loader Machine Operator, Bottling Line Operator, Bottling Machine Operator See More

    How to become a Linking Machine Operator

    Most Linking Machine Operators 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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