1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 31/07/1997   
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9219-19 Hide and Skin Processing Labourer

Performs routine tasks in leather, skin and hide tanning and finishing factories.

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this occupation is completion of compulsory secondary education or higher qualification.

Tasks Include:

  • unloads green hides and skins for fleshing
  • fleshes hides by cutting out pieces of flesh, fat or hide
  • lays out skins and hides for classing and re-stacks them for drying
  • arranges hides and skins in stacks and tends heaters to dry them
  • sprays dried hides with preservatives
  • loads hides, skins and chemicals into treatment drums
  • loads hides and skins into bales and assists in bale pressing and securing
  • ridges wet blue-leather by cutting with knives
  • moves hides and skins around tanneries
  • cleans equipment and work areas

Fellmongery Hand
Flesher Hand
Tannery Hand

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