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


  • 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.


  • physically demanding
  • requires driving.

To become a Hide and Skin Processing Machine Operator

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