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Smokehouse Attendant Salary
in Connecticut, United States

$41,548 (USD)

Average Salary

$20/hr

Average Hourly

$557

Average Bonus

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Smokehouse Attendant is $41,548 a year and $20 an hour in Connecticut, United States. The average salary range for a Smokehouse Attendant is between $31,447 and $49,876. On average, a High School Degree is the highest level of education for a Smokehouse Attendant. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Connecticut, United States.

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Job Summary

Description:
  • Controls battery of smoke chambers in which meats, such as bacon, hams, meat loaf, sausage, shoulders, and wieners are cooked and cured: loads racks and cages, suspended from overhead conveyor, with meat products and filled molds, and pushes racks into smokehouse for cooking and curing.
  • Shovels sawdust into hopper of smoker and lights burner to ignite sawdust.
  • Starts electric blower to admit air and blow smoke into curing chambers.
  • Observes gauges, turns steam valves, and adjusts ventilators and dampers to regulate temperature, humidity, and density of smoke to control cooking and curing process.
  • Inspects meat for color, feels meat for firmness, and inserts thermometer into meat to ascertain progress of cooking and curing.
  • Opens water valve to spray and chill meat.
  • Removes cooked and cured meat and empties molds.
  • Places meat loaves on racks and returns them to smokehouse for further smoking and drying.
  • Pushes racks of cured meat to chill room.
  • May stuff meat loaves into plastic casings, using horn (funnel-shaped tube).
  • May record weight and amount of meat cured.
  • May steam-clean smoke chambers and heating coils, and remove ash.

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2023:
$48,166
5 Year Change:
16 %

Education

Skills

Skills data not available for this job

Smokehouse Attendant Job Listings for Connecticut, United States

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