Also known as Boning Room Worker, Meat Packager, Meat Packer, Meat Processor, Meat Trimmer, Meat Wrapper, Saw Man, Side Puller, Wrapper
Also known as Boning Room Worker, Meat Packager, Meat Packer
Meat Packers perform nonroutine or precision functions involving the preparation of large portions of meat.
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Meat Packers are often responsible for overseeing or executing some or all of the following tasks:
The above responsibilities are specific to Meat Packers. More generally, Meat Packers are involved in several broader types of activities:
The median salary for a Meat Packer is $30,710, and the average salary is $31,210. Both the median and average roughly describe the middle of the Meat Packer salary range, but the average is more easily affected by extremely high or low salaries.
Many Meat Packers earn significantly more or less than the average, due to several factors. About 10% of Meat Packers earn less than $23,170 per year, 25% earn less than $27,050, 75% earn less than $35,980, and 90% earn less than $0.
Between the years of 2020 and 2030, the number of Meat Packers is expected to change by 4.3%, and there should be roughly 9,700 open positions for Meat Packers every year.
Career interests describe a person's preferences for different types of working environments and activities. When a person's interest match the demands of an occupation, people are usually more engaged and satisfied in that role.
Compared to most occupations, those who work as a Meat Packer are usually higher in their Realistic and Conventional interests.
Meat Packers typically have very strong Realistic interests. Realistic occupations frequently involve work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They often deal with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery. Many of the occupations require working outside, and do not involve a lot of paperwork or working closely with others.
Also, Meat Packers typically have strong Conventional interests. Conventional occupations frequently involve following set procedures and routines. These occupations can include working with data and details more than with ideas. Usually there is a clear line of authority to follow.
People differ in their values, or what is most important to them for building job satisfaction and fulfillment.
Compared to most people, those working as a Meat Packer tend to value Relationships, Support, and Independence.
Most importantly, Meat Packers moderately value Relationships. Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to provide service to others and work with co-workers in a friendly non-competitive environment.
Second, Meat Packers moderately value Support. Occupations that satisfy this work value offer supportive management that stands behind employees.
Lastly, Meat Packers very slightly value Independence. Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to work on their own and make decisions.
Each occupation brings its own set of psychological demands, which describe the characteristics necessary to perform the job well.
In order to perform their job successfully, people who work as Meat Packers must consistently demonstrate qualities such as dependability, integrity, and attention to detail.
Below, you'll find a list of qualities typically required of Meat Packers, ranked by importance:
Working as a Meat Packer usually requires a high school diploma.
Meat Packers need anywhere from a few months to one year of working with experienced employees. A recognized apprenticeship program may be associated with this occupation.
Meat Packers may benefit from understanding of specialized subject areas, such as customer and personal service, food production, or production and processing knowledge.
The list below shows several areas in which most Meat Packers might want to build proficiency, ranked by importance.
Meat Packers must develop a particular set of abilities to perform their job well. Abilities are individual capacities that influence a person's information processing, sensory perception, motor coordination, and physical strength or endurance. Individuals may naturally have certain abilities without explicit training, but most abilities can be sharpened somewhat through practice.
For example, Meat Packers need abilities such as arm-hand steadiness, finger dexterity, and manual dexterity in order to perform their job at a high level. The list below shows several important abilities for Meat Packers, ranked by their relative importance.
Skills are developed capacities that enable people to function effectively in real-world settings. Unlike abilities, skills are typically easier to build through practice and experience. Skills influence effectiveness in areas such as learning, working with others, design, troubleshooting, and more.
Meat Packers frequently use skills like speaking, active listening, and critical thinking to perform their job effectively. The list below shows several critical skills for Meat Packers, ranked by their relative importance.
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