Poultry Picking Machine Tender

Tend machines that scald, remove feathers, and wash slaughtered poultry.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Poultry Picking Machine Tenders do?

Tends machines that scald, remove feathers, singe, and wash slaughtered poultry preparatory to eviscerating and disjointing: Adjusts clearance between revolving brushes of machine to achieve maximum feather removal without bruising or tearing skin of poultry. Scans poultry emerging from picking machines to determine if poultry are scalded to specifications and turns steam valves to increase or decrease temperature levels.


Should I be a Poultry Picking Machine Tender?

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.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.

  • Also known as: Poultry Picker, Poultry Pinner

    How to Become a
    Poultry Picking Machine Tender

    Poultry Picking Machine Tenders generally graduate from high school and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate’s degree to increase your chances of finding a good job. Check out these schools offering Poultry Picking Machine Tender-related education!
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