Skiver

Tend machines that bevel edges of leather parts of articles.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$20,000 – $45,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Skivers do?

Tends machine that bevels edges of leather parts of articles, such as belting, gloves, wallets, cigarette and key cases, and handbags to prepare parts for joining: Turns setscrews to adjust gauge, guide, feed roller, and blade, to regulate angle of bevel. Depresses pedal to start machine. Positions part on bed of machine against gauge and beneath guide. Guides part over feed roller that forces edge of material against blade to skive edge. Sharpens blade, using emery wheel. May pull leather strips across fixed cutting edge to reduce thickness and be designated Skiver, Hand.


Should I be a Skiver?

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.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.

  • Also known as: Edge Skiver, Outsole Skiver, Pole Shaver, Scabbler, Scarfer, Skiver, Box-Toe, Skiver, Counter, Skiver, Flare See More

    How to become a Skiver

    Most Skivers 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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