Evisceration Processor

Evisceration processors remove the internal organs from carcasses during meat processing. This process can include washing out carcasses, cutting and salvaging components of the animal as assigned and inspecting carcasses for quality. Typically, evisceration processers will rotate positions on the processing line instead of working at a single station.

What Responsibilities Will I Have?

  • Wash out carcasses in the wash cabinet and by hand
  • Possess a strong knowledge of animal anatomy
  • Cut and salvage assigned components of the animal
  • Keep work area and equipment used in meat-preparing process clean
  • Rotate positions within the salvage line with coworkers
  • Inspect carcasses for quality
  • Monitor machines and equipment and adjust if necessary
  • Adhere to safety procedures and policies to slaughter animals
  • Receive all carcasses that were culled during processing
  • Remove lingering feathers (in poultry)
  • Work directly with the USDA inspector

Recommended High School Courses:

  • agricultural education, particularly animal science
  • anatomy
  • mathematics
  • English
  • Spanish
  • biology
  • chemistry

Education/Training Required:

A high school diploma is required to be an evisceration processor.

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