Chain hind legs of stunned animals.
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Salary Range
$17,000 – $38,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Shacklers do?

Chains hind legs of stunned animals, such as cattle, sheep, and hogs, to hoist or conveyor that suspends animals for slaughtering process. May place trolley hooks or gamb stick in leg tendon of animal to raise them.

Should I be a Shackler?

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.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • Also known as: Bag Shaker, Coal Shoveler, Detasseler, Dismantler, Grain Shoveler, Hide Shaker, Pit Shoveler, Sack Cleaner See More

    How to become a Shackler

    Most Shacklers 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:9adaac&chl=no+college+%2890%25%29|certificate+%281%25%29|associate%27s+%285%25%29|||doctorate+%284%25%29&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,90,90
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