Dye-House Worker

Load pelts into vats containing solutions to bleach, dye, or clean them.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$18,000 – $40,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Dye-House Workers do?

Loads pelts into vats containing solutions to bleach, dye, tan, or clean them. Loads pelts into extractors or drums equipped with paddles to remove excess liquid. Hangs wet pelts over sticks and places them on racks in drying room. Places dried pelts in boxes and trucks pelts to next operation. May stretch skins or replace oils lost in dyeing process.

Should I be a Dye-House Worker?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Ready for a Challenge: You jump into new projects with initiative and drive.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • Also known as: Hog Worker, Turn Down Worker

    How to become a Dye-House Worker

    Most Dye-House Workers have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate's degree to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9gfaaa&chl=no+college+%2884%25%29|certificate+%289%25%29|associate%27s+%287%25%29|||doctorate+%281%25%29&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,84,84
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