Machine Brusher

Tend machines that brush fur pelts to straighten and fluff hairs.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Machine Brushers do?

Tends machine that brushes fur pelts to straighten and fluff hairs preparatory to shearing fur for manufacturing felt hats: Starts machine and depresses pedal to move powered brush away from stationary rest on which pelts are placed for brushing. Positions pelt on rest and releases pedal to force moving brush against pelt, straightening and fluffing hairs. Piles furs for shearing by other workers.


Should I be a Machine Brusher?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • Also known as: Broke Man, Brusher, Machine, Hat Brusher, Machine

    How to become a Machine Brusher

    Machine Brushers 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 Machine Brusher-related education!
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