Hand Hide Stretcher

Smooth, stretch, and dry cowhides to extend and thin hides.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Hand Hide Stretchers do?

Smooths, stretches, and dries cowhides, using slicker and steam-heated tables, to extend and thin hides for further processing: Carries wet hide from rack to steam-heated table and manually extends and smooths hide on table. Rubs hide with slicker to stretch and smooth hide and to remove excess water. Stretches hides on additional tables and observes steam rising from hides to determine when hides are dry. Loads dry hides onto rack to store hides for further processing. Counts and records number of hides stretched and dried to maintain production record. Cleans steam-heated tables, using water hose and broom.

Should I be a Hand Hide Stretcher?

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.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.

  • Also known as: Hide Stretcher, Hand, Wire Stitcher, Hand

    How to become a Hand Hide Stretcher

    Hand Hide Stretchers 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 Hand Hide Stretcher-related education!
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