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8265 FUR- AND LEATHER-PREPARING-MACHINE OPERATORS
 


    Fur- and leather-preparing-machine operators operate and monitor various machines which prepare leather or treat fur- or wool-bearing pelts.

    Tasks include -

    (a) operating and monitoring machines which remove flesh and fat from pelts before curing;

    (b) operating and monitoring machines which remove long coarse hair from fur pelts, trim hair to even length, and dye, stretch and smooth dressed pelts;

    (c) operating and monitoring machines which separate residual wool from skins, or flesh and hair from hides, and which split hides;

    (d) operating and monitoring machines which treat hides and skins in solutions and apply finishing product to convert them into leather;

    (e) operating and monitoring machines which apply dyes and stains to leather;

    (f) performing related tasks;

    (g) supervising other workers.

    Examples of the occupations classified here:

  • Machine-operator, dehairing/hide

  • Machine-operator, staining/leather

  • Machine-operator, tanning


  • Some related occupations classified elsewhere;

  • Dyer, pelt - 7441

  • Tanner - 7441


   
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 Updated 19 September 2004, by VA.