Offal Separator

Separate edible portions of animal viscera from offal.
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Salary Range
$17,000 – $31,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Offal Separators do?

Separates edible portions of animal viscera from offal, performing any combination of following tasks: Cuts away such organs and glands from adjoining tissue as heart, sweetbreads, stomach, spleen, gall bladder, liver, and thyroid, using knife. Skins outer tissue of bung gut with fingers. Washes parts and places them in containers. Cuts off ends of oxtails and trims loose tissues, using knife and rotary brush. Trims excess fat and tissue from muscles, intestines, and organs, using knife. Separates membrane from gullet and windpipe, inner lining from stomach, and small intestines from large. Flushes intestines and bladders with water hose and squeezes them to remove water, slime, and foreign matter. Weighs and sorts viscera, according to condition, and discards diseased or damaged parts. Bleaches casings by soaking them in salt solution. Stamps plant identification number on edible organs, using rubber stamp. Brands tails and tongues with electric iron. May tend machine that washes viscera and flesh parts. May grind meat. May be known according to functions performed or part of viscera processed as Beef-Pluck Trimmer; Bladder Trimmer; Bung Grader; Casing Puller; Liver Trimmer; Lung Splitter; Viscera Washer.

Should I be an Offal Separator?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.

  • Also known as: Kill Room Operator, Lung Gun Operator, Offal Worker, Pluck Separator, Shactor

    How to become an Offal Separator

    Most Offal Separators 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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