Hide and Skin Processing Machine Operator

Hide and Skin Processing Machine Operators operate machines to convert raw hides and skins into finished leather for use in clothing, footwear and upholstery.

Overview

Hide and Skin Processing Machine Operators operate machines to convert raw hides and skins into finished leather for use in clothing, footwear and upholstery.

Day-to-day

  • prepares machines for operation by selecting and installing attachments and components for specialised functions
  • sets and operates controls used to regulate processing operations
  • starts machines and monitors operation to detect faults and ensure effectiveness of operation
  • loads drums with hides and skins, textiles, and dyeing and tanning solutions
  • examines finished products for defects and variations, reports faults in machines, and carries out quality control procedures.

Considerations

  • physically demanding
  • requires driving.

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