Shaving Machine Operator

Tend machines that scrape flesh or hair from pelts.
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Salary Range
$20,000 – $45,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Shaving Machine Operators do?

Tends machine that scrapes flesh or hair from pelts, shears wool on sheepskin to specified length, or shaves hides to uniform thickness: Turns handwheel or setscrew to adjust feed roller to specified height. Places pelt or hide on roller and presses pedal to raise roller that feeds hide to clippers or revolving blades. Verifies thickness of hide, using micrometer. May sharpen blades, using honing stone. May be designated according to operation performed as Fleshing-Machine Operator; Shearing-Machine Operator; Unhairing-Machine Operator.


Should I be a Shaving Machine Operator?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Flexible: You're open to change and think variety is the spice of life.
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • How to become a Shaving Machine Operator

    Most Shaving Machine Operators 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:9iaaaa&chl=no+college+%2888%25%29|certificate+%2812%25%29||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,88,88
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