Sausage makers mix ground meat with special spices and herbs to fill natural or synthetic casings with. They often work for large meat processing companies, but some work for small retail butcher shops. The work environment might be quite different depending on where a sausage maker works, but the work always requires proper following of recipes and sanitation procedures.
Example job titles include:
Meat Process Operator
Common duties include:
Using machinery such as meat grinders and mixers
Maintaining and cleaning equipment and tools
Weighing and measuring ingredients
Filling sausage casing with meat mixture
Arranging sausage displays and assisting customers
Cleaning equipment and work stations
Staying up-to-date with safety and sanitation procedures
Typical employers include:
Meat processing companies
Training and Qualifications
Post-secondary education is not required for a job as a sausage maker, but extensive technical, safety, and sanitation training are necessary.
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