Fur Cutting Machine Operator

Tend machines that cut furs from pelts.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$17,000 – $36,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Fur Cutting Machine Operators do?

Tends machine that cuts fur from pelts or trims excess fur from hat and cap parts: Turns setscrew to adjust machine guide to accommodate thickness of pelt or fur-covered parts, such as cap linings or ear flaps. Starts machine and feeds articles against machine guide and under feed roller. Removes fur cuttings from machine tray and places items in containers for further processing. Gathers pelts and places pelts in bags for disposal.

Should I be a Fur Cutting Machine Operator?

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

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    How to Become a
    Fur Cutting Machine Operator

    Most Fur Cutting Machine Operators have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9iaaaa&chl=no+college+%2864%25%29|certificate+%2836%25%29||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,64,64
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