Hides Soaker

Tend equipment that wash lamb and sheep pelts.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Hides Soakers do?

Tends equipment that washes lamb and sheep pelts: Unloads pelts from trucks, railroad cars, or handcarts. Separates sheep pelts from lamb pelts and segregates pelts with cuts, tears, or blemishes. Turns valve to fill soaking tank with water and dumps specified amount of salt into tank. Throws pelts into tank and starts agitators that wash pelts. Removes pelts from tank by hand or using metal hook. May record number of pelts washed and those found defective.

Should I be a Hides Soaker?

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.
  • 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: Meat Soaker, Soaker, Hides

    How to become a Hides Soaker

    Hides Soakers 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 Hides Soaker-related education!
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