Meat Trimmer

Trim fats, skins, tendons, tissues, and ragged edges from meat cuts.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$17,000 – $31,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Meat Trimmers do?

Trims fat, skin, tendons, tissues, and ragged edges from meat cuts, such as loins, spareribs, butts, hams, rounds, sirloins, fillets, and chops, using meat-hook and knife: Trims meat and fat from bones and places trimmings and bones in separate containers. Trims fatback from hog bellies and cuts bellies into specified shapes, using knife. Feeds bacon bellies through rolls to flatten bellies to prescribed thickness. May wash or scrape dirt and blood from meat. May be designated according to section of meat trimmed as Belly Trimmer; Butt Trimmer; Fatback Trimmer; Loin Trimmer; Spareribs Trimmer.


Should I be a Meat Trimmer?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • 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: Beef-Pluck Trimmer, Beef Trimmer, Belly Trimmer, Bladder Trimmer, Breast Trimmer, Bruise Trimmer, Butt Trimmer See More

    How to become a Meat Trimmer

    Most Meat Trimmers 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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