Scaler-Packer

Weigh and pack meat cuts and meat byproducts.
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Salary Range
$20,000 – $56,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Scaler-Packers do?

Weighs and packs meat cuts and meat byproducts: Weighs hams, butts, ribs, loins, skins, and inedible meat products on scales by truckload, cartons, boxes, or individual cuts. Wraps or packs cuts or carcass parts according to weight, grade, or customer order. May trim cuts. May form boxes, close flaps, or tend strapping machine. May inspect products for quality. May record quantity, type product, and weight for quality control. May stencil shipping information on cartons.


Should I be a Scaler-Packer?

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: Stogie Packer, Wood Scaler

    How to become a Scaler-Packer

    Most Scaler-Packers 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:9zcaaa&chl=no+college+%2869%25%29|certificate+%2828%25%29|associate%27s+%283%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,69,69
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