Shrouder

Cover dressed animal carcasses with muslin to protect meat.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$17,000 – $35,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Shrouders do?

Covers dressed animal carcasses with muslin to protect meat during storage or shipment: Trims ragged edges of flesh from carcass, using knife. Soaks muslin in brine solution and drapes wet muslin around suspended carcass. Pins muslin to carcass, using skewers. Slides carcass along conveyor and onto scale, and records weight. Pushes carcass to conveyor leading to storage or shipping areas. May wash carcass, using water hose.


Should I be a Shrouder?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.

  • How to become a Shrouder

    Most Shrouders 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:9haaaa&chl=no+college+%2888%25%29|certificate+%2811%25%29|associate%27s+%281%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,88,88
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