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.
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    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

    To become a Hide and Skin Processing Machine Operator