Fur Blower Operator

Tend machines that clean and disentangle fur fibers.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Fur Blower Operators do?

Tends machine that cleans and disentangles fur fibers used in making felt hats: Dumps fur into hopper of machine. Starts machine that forces fibers through sections containing air blowers and toothed rollers that clean and disentangle fibers. Feels and examines fibers to determine conformance to quality standards and to detect presence of debris, such as sawdust and particles of pelt, requiring additional passes through machine. Cleans machine and removes debris, using brush, shovel, and compressed-air hose. May weigh and bag specified amounts of fibers. May be designated according to number of sections in fur-blowing unit as Eight-Section Blower; Six-Section Blower.


Should I be a Fur Blower Operator?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • Also known as: Blower, Blower Operator, Eight-Section Blower, Six-Section Blower, Soot Blower

    How to become a Fur Blower Operator

    Fur Blower Operators 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 Fur Blower Operator-related education!
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