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Hide and pelt processing workers trim, scrape, clean, tan, buff and dye animal hides, pelts or skins to produce leather stock and finished furs. They are employed by leather tanning, fur dressing and leather and fur dyeing establishments.
beating machine tender, leather buffer, leather stretcher, pelt dresser, shaving machine tender, tanner.
- Cut particles of flesh and fat from hides or pelts prior to processing using hand and powered cutting knives and remove loose hair from hides and pelts
- Operate machines to remove flesh or hair from hides, skins or pelts and shave hides to uniform thickness
- Shear fur or wool hides to produce pelts with hair of specified or uniform length
- Prepare solutions according to pre-established formulas in vats or revolving drums and immerse hides and skins to clean, dehair, pickle, dye, oil or tan
- Adjust rotation and mixing action of vats according to state of pelts
- Immerse pelts to clean, soften and preserve
- Operate machines to polish or roughen hides or skins to specified finish
- Tint or dye furs to enhance natural shades of fur
- May maintain and repair vats and other machinery.
Outlook & Prospects for Hide and Pelt Processing Workers in Moncton--Richibucto Region
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Local Employment Potential Information
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Local Labour Market News
Week of Jun 03 – Jun 07, 2013
- The MCW Group of Companies has announced that R.E. LeBlanc Consultants of Moncton will be joining their organization. The MCW Maricor team has over 70 employees in Atlantic Canada and is involved in mechanical, electrical and energy consulting.
Week of May 27 – May 31, 2013
- SWN Resources Canada will undertake a seismic exploration program in Kent County this summer as part of their shale gas exploration program. The work is expected to take approximately 3 months to complete.
Week of May 20 – May 24, 2013
- Kent Homes, a Bouctouche-based company that builds modular homes and commercial modular space, has a contract to build 100 dorm rooms and employee entertainment complexes for the Manitoba Hydro Bipole lll Converter Station near Gillam, Man. The company will hire an additional 30 new employees. Further information on these opportunities can be found at jdirving.com/careers.
- The municipal council of Cap-Pelé has announced a project of $350,000 to repair sidewalks within the village. Monarch Construction has been chosen to do the repairs which are to begin soon and be completed before the summer season.
Week of May 13 – May 17, 2013
- The federal government has contributed $80,000 to the Atelier Tournesol of Edmundston in support of a pilot project helping special needs persons through a 6-month employment training and skills development program. Eight participants will complete the program in June.
- Developers plan to build a 130-unit residential care facility along John Street in Moncton in a long-abandoned section of the former CFB Moncton following approval. The complex is part of a three-phase development that would eventually offer various housing options for seniors.
- Apex Industries Inc. of Moncton has received over $2M in provincial and federal funding for the purchase of new equipment. The equipment will help improve the company's competitiveness in the aerospace and defense sector. The provincial government is investing $750,000 in the project, while the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency is offering a repayable contribution of $1,512,500.
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