Scrape particles of fleshes or fats from skins or pelts.
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Salary Range
$17,000 – $50,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Fleshers do?

Scrapes particles of flesh, fat, or protective tissue from skins or pelts to clean and soften them: Scrapes particles off with knife or straddles bench that has vertical knife attached and pulls skin over angled knife to remove excess or precise amount of particles, taking care not to cut into skins. Sharpens cutting edges of knife and bends knife to specified shaving angle, using handtools. May use rotary knife or rotary blade to scrape pelts. May be designated according to kind of pelt scraped as Rabbit Flesher.

Should I be a Flesher?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.

  • Also known as: Batcher, Bobbin Washer, Brusher Warp, Button Pusher, Clothier, Detacher, Dry Finisher, Face Burler, Flyer Builder See More

    How to become a Flesher

    Fleshers generally graduate from high school and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate’s degree to increase your chances of finding a good job. Check out these schools offering Flesher-related education!
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