Hide Trimmer

Trim and clean animal hides using a knife.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$18,000 – $38,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Hide Trimmers do?

Trims and cleans animal hides, using knife: Places hide on table and cuts off superfluous fat, flesh, ragged edges, and parts, such as ears, snout, skin, and tail. Spreads hide on floor, skin side up, to prepare them for inspection. May separate hides according to size, weight, and condition. May be designated according to animal hide trimmed as Calfskin Trimmer; Cow Trimmer; Pigskin Trimmer.


Should I be a Hide Trimmer?

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

  • Also known as: Hide Cleaner

    How to become a Hide Trimmer

    Most Hide Trimmers 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:9maaaa&chl=no+college+%2862%25%29|certificate+%2838%25%29||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,62,62
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