Responsibilities Of Chicken Processing Workers


by Kelli Evans


Professionals who are working in chicken processing California facilities take care of the preparation of meat from chickens each day. The demand for professionals is expected to increase up to six percent until the year 2018 as reported by the U. S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. As a result, an additional 10,800 jobs will be made available.

Aside from slaughtering chickens, these professionals eliminate feathers, tissues, and bones as these are not considered comestibles. Many of the work are carried out by these professionals manually even if they have machines to take care of other jobs. This was reported by the U. S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Majority of the time, processors of domesticated fowls perform one to two steps in the preparation process as they work along assembly lines. Tin addition, they monitor the machines used to so some of the work and make sure that these function properly.

It is their duty to ensure that the meat of the chickens will not become spoiled so they work in conditions such as cold and damp. They usually employ knives as well as cutting machines. It is no longer surprising to know that some of them suffer from minor cuts if not from finger or limp amputations.

They should adhere to the state, local, and federal health regulations and should satisfactory personal hygiene. These employees should possess hand-eye coordination, manual dexterity, and the ability to stand for long duration because these are part of the tasks they are required to do.

There are not certain education prerequisites for these employees because new ones will be given actual training by their employers. For those who would like to advance into managerial positions, they should at least have an associate or bachelor's degree in agricultural science or food processing.

chicken processing california professionals earn yearly up to $22,400 based on the report of the Bureau of Labor Statistics in the U. S. This report was released on the month of May 2008.




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