A rendering truck driver or rendering maintenance professional is responsible for transporting and processing deceased animals to create byproducts. In this case of rendering, animals have already died due to natural causes, disease, or euthanization and are therefore not meant for human consumption. Animal remains from meat processing facilities are also often rendered to create other products such as livestock or pet food and biodiesel.
What responsibilities will I have?
What education and training is required?
A high school diploma is required to work as a rendering truck driver or in rendering maintenance. If driving truck, you will need a valid Class A CDL.
To pursue a career as a Rendering Truck Driver/Rendering Maintenance:
The following high school courses are recommended: agricultural education, animal science, biology, and mathematics.
Rendering and biofuel facilities as well as food, livestock production, and animal/pet food companies employ rendering truck drivers and rendering maintenance professionals.
Future Job Market/Outlook
The future outlook for a rendering truck driver or rendering maintenance professional will be good over the next five years.
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