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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 Estrie Region
The future forecast and current conditions for an occupation can vary based on location or due to changes in the economy, technology, or demand for a product or service.
Local Employment Potential Information
|Location||Employment Potential||Release Date|
|Estrie Region||<Not assigned>||2012-11-21|
Compared to other occupations, this is a relatively small occupational group in the Estrie region with few and infrequent job opportunities.
Local Labour Market NewsWeek of Nov 25 - Nov 29, 2013
- Following an investment of more than $6M, La Diligence, the first inter-generational housing co-op in Québec, was just inaugurated in the borough of Brompton in Sherbrooke (available in French only)
- Thanks to an investment of $11M, Mont-Orford National Park will be updated (available in French only)
- Thanks to an investment of $1.5M, Mont-Mégantic National Park, located in Notre-Dame-des-Bois, will be revamped (available in French only)
- Following an investment of more than $2M, Habitation Mont-Bellevue, which offers affordable housing, was inaugurated in Sherbrooke (available in French only)
- Sercovie, an NPO that offers services to elderly persons, was inaugurated in Sherbrooke, following an investment of $3.5M. This enabled the non-profit organization¿s building to be expanded and renovated. (available in French only)
- ¿lectronique Raybel is relocating its Sherbrooke location with a $650,000 investment. On its scheduled September 2014 opening, four new jobs will be added to the dozen already in place. (available in French only)
- Ten million dollars will be invested in the construction of 77 new community housing units across Sherbrooke by early 2015 (available in French only)
- Universit¿ de Sherbrooke will be investing $1.5M to renovate and convert the former concert hall, Le Vieux Clocher, into a learning space (available in French only)
- Closed ski station Montjoye will be resurrected in Mont Hatley near North-Hatley thanks to a major $1M project targeting the implementation of tubing. Thirty new jobs will be created this winter. (available in French only)
- Innotex in Richmond, one of the main North American manufacturers of firefighter wear, is looking for seamstresses to fill immediate and long-term positions (available in French only)
- Secondary school La Frontali¿re of Coaticook invests $3.5M into a new gymnasium (available in French only)
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