Hide and Skin Processing Worker

Hide and Skin Processing Workers perform routine tasks in tanning and finishing leather, hides and skins.

Overview

Hide and Skin Processing Workers perform routine tasks in tanning and finishing leather, hides and skins.

Day-to-day

  • prepares surface of skin prior to removal of hair or wool
  • reduces thickness of hide, grades and pickles until required for further treatment
  • applies dye to pelts using appropriate means
  • may also finish pelts by softening, fluffing, brushing and combing.

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To become a Hide and Skin Processing Worker

  • You can work as a Hide and Skin Processing Worker without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided. A certificate II in leather production might be helpful.

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