1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
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7212-19

      Hide and Skin Processing Machine Operator
      Leather Production Machine Operator

Operates machines to convert raw hides and skins into finished leather for use in clothing, footwear and upholstery.

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this occupation is an AQF Certificate II or higher qualification or at least 1 years relevant experience.

Tasks Include:
  • sets, adjusts, feeds and operates machines that remove flesh, wool or fur from animal hides or skins
  • loads drums or pits with hides or skins and adds tanning solutions
  • sets, adjusts and feeds wet leather through machines which reduce the water content
  • operates ovens and other leather drying machines
  • selects and installs pattern plates or rollers in presses and feeds leather through machines to imprint patterns
  • adjusts and operates spraying and roller coating machines which apply dyes and finishing coats to leather
  • feeds and operates leather measuring machines, and records areas and types on finished leather
  • controls processing times, temperatures and other production conditions
  • cleans machines and work areas and disposes of waste products

Specialisations:
Fellmongering Machine Operator
Hide and Skin Fleshing Machine Operator
Leather Splitting and Shaving Operator
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