Shearing Machine Feeder

Tend machines that shear furs on pelts.
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Salary Range
$20,000 – $45,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Shearing Machine Feeders do?

Tends machine that shears fur on pelts, such as lamb and beaver, to produce pelts with hair of uniform length, or obtain specific effect: Arranges skin, fur side up, on conveyor belt, feed tray, or cloth covered roll and fastens skin to pins protruding through cloth. Turns setscrews to adjust clearance between feeding device, conveyor belt, or rollers, according to specifications, using gauge, or type and size of pelt. Starts machine and guides pelt through rollers, equipped with upper rotary blade that shears fur from pelt.

Should I be a Shearing Machine Feeder?

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: Hot Mill Shearer, Shearer, Shearing Machine Tender, Slicing-Machine Feeder, Slitting-Machine Feeder See More

    How to become a Shearing Machine Feeder

    Most Shearing Machine Feeders 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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