Job Definition

  • sorting and grading pelts, hides and skins according to colour, shading, size and density
  • scraping particles of flesh, fat, or protective tissue from skins or pelts to clean and soften them
  • removing hair from skin or hides soaked in lime water
  • preparing hides by curing them with salt
  • removing long, coarse hair from pelts and trimming underlying hair to even length
  • tanning and dressing pelts to improve lustre and beauty or restore natural appearance of pelts
  • preparing bark liquor for treating hides or skins
  • treating hides and skins in tanning solution to convert them into leather
  • tinting or dyeing furs to enhance natural shades of fur
  • removing wrinkles and setting grains on wet hide or skin
  • dressing and applying dyes and stains to leather
  • stretching and smoothing dressed pelts
  • seasoning leather by applying chemical solution or oil evenly on surface by hand brush and allowing it to dry in open air

    Educational level

    • Skilled
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