Leather Cleaner

Clean suede and leather garments, such as gloves, jackets, and coats.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$16,000 – $29,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Leather Cleaners do?

Cleans suede and leather garments, such as gloves, jackets, and coats: Sorts and classifies articles into lots according to color, degree of dirtiness, and work to be performed. Brushes or sponges stains with fatty liquors to spot garment preparatory to cleaning. Observes surface and modifies pressure on brush according to type of leather to avoid damage to garment. Loads sorted articles into drum of cleaning machine. Turns valve to admit cleaning fluid into drum. Loads cleaned garments into extractor and tumbler to dry and fluff garments. May hand clean articles that are too delicate or badly soiled for machine cleaning.

Should I be a Leather Cleaner?

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.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • Also known as: Legger

    How to become a Leather Cleaner

    Most Leather Cleaners 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:9aaaaa&chl=no+college+%2899%25%29|certificate+%281%25%29||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,99,99
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