Sheepskin Pickler

Tend tanks, vats, or drums in which sheepskins are pickled.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Sheepskin Picklers do?

Tends tanks, vats, or drums in which sheepskins are pickled: Turns valves to fill equipment with water. Weighs and dumps specified amounts of lime, salt, detergents, and acid into separate tanks. Throws slats, by hand or using tongs, into lime tank to remove fat and flesh, into detergent tank to remove traces of lime, and into salt and acid tank to pickle slats. Starts agitators in tanks and empties and refills tanks. May perform all processes, using rotating drum, and be designated Pickling-Drum Operator. May be known according to specific task performed as Lime-Vat Tender.


Should I be a Sheepskin Pickler?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • 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: Gherkin Pickler, Skip Pitman, Slat Pickler, Steel Pickler

    How to become a Sheepskin Pickler

    Sheepskin Picklers 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 Sheepskin Pickler-related education!
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