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Job Description:

  • 1) Skins sections of animals or whole animals, such as cattle, sheep, and hogs, performing any combination of following tasks as member of a crew: Slits skin on head of carcass, and pulls and cuts connective tissue until head and neck are exposed, using knife.

  • 2) Severs head from carcass of animal, using knife and cleaver and places it on racks for inspection.

  • 3) Trims meat or fat from head skins.

  • 4) Slits remaining hide on carcass from breastbone to crotch.

  • 5) Pulls, cuts, and forces hand between hide and carcass to break connective tissue and separate it from neck, sides, shoulders, flanks, back, and tail of suspended carcass.

  • 6) Breaks and severs legs at knee joint, and removes such parts as dew claws, bungs, tails, and genital organs.

  • 7) Raises cattle from floor, using hoist, and pulls hide off carcass by hand or using pinchers.

  • 8) Severs and exposes gullet and windpipe on small stock, using knife, and ties gullet to prevent leakage of fluid when viscera is removed.

  • 9) Slits womb of cattle with knife to remove slunk.

  • 10) Shackles neck of slunk and pulls off skin, using winch.

  • 11) May saw brisket bone on cattle.

  • 12) May skin pork, using drawknife.

  • 13) May be designated according to kind of animal or portion of carcass skinned as Backer; Calf Skinner; Cattle Header; Slunk Skinner.

  • 14) May be designated: Cattle Dropper And Pritcher; Leg Skinner; Shoulder Puncher; Small-Stock Facer.




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Job Number: 9451