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


  • 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.

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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