Machine Buffer

Tend machines that buff hides to specified finish.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$21,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Machine Buffers do?

Tends machine that buffs hides to specified finish: Turns setscrews to regulate distance between rollers, according to thickness of hide. Inserts hide between rollers and starts machine. Holds half of hide while rollers buff surface of other half. Repeats buffing operation on unbuffed portion of hide. May be designated according to hide buffed as Black-Leather Buffer; White-Kid Buffer. May tend machine equipped with abrasive covered rollers that form nap on surface of leather and be designated Sueding-Wheel Operator.

Should I be a Machine Buffer?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Persistent: You keep pushing through, even when faced with tough obstacles.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • Also known as: Buffer, Machine

    How to become a Machine Buffer

    Most Machine Buffers have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate's degree to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9zgaaa&chl=no+college+%2866%25%29|certificate+%2827%25%29|associate%27s+%287%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,66,66
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