Poultry Dressing Worker

Weigh, wrap, and prepare poultry for shipment or storage.
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Salary Range
$16,000 – $32,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Poultry Dressing Workers do?

Weighs, wraps, and prepares poultry for shipment or storage, performing any combination of following tasks: Loads dressed poultry into carts in layers, and shovels ice between layers to prevent spoilage. Pushes filled cart to and from cold storage room. Wraps dressed poultry in paper and packs it in shipping container. Weighs poultry and marks weight on container. May shovel ice into cooling machines. May load trucks. May wrap heads of poultry in paper. May remove crops with knife and sew eviscerated poultry, using needle and twine. May hang or stack cases of dressed poultry in cold storage room.


Should I be a Poultry Dressing Worker?

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.
  • Helpful: You always keep an eye out for what other people need.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.

  • How to become a Poultry Dressing Worker

    Most Poultry Dressing Workers 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:9raaaa&chl=no+college+%2878%25%29|certificate+%2822%25%29||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,78,78
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