Skin Former

Place skin over jigs to form padded automotive products.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Skin Formers do?

Places skin over jigs to form padded automotive products, such as dashboards and door panels: Lifts precut skin from oven conveyor and stretches it over jig. Depresses pedal to create vacuum in jig to draw skin over jig contours, and smooths wrinkles with hands. Sponges skin with water to cool skin and set shape. Trims excess skin with knife. Releases vacuum and lifts formed skin to rack. Sets oven controls for specified temperature. Presses conveyor cycle buttons to move skins to and from oven.

Should I be a Skin Former?

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

  • Also known as: Fold Skiver, Skin Toggler

    How to become a Skin Former

    Skin Formers 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 Skin Former-related education!
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