Skills Dehairing Machine Operator - Hide And Pelt Processing in Alberta

Find out what skills you typically need to work as a dehairing machine operator - hide and pelt processing in Canada. These skills are applicable to all Textile fibre and yarn, hide and pelt processing machine operators and workers (NOC 94130).


  • Notify supervisor or mechanic of equipment malfunctions
  • Operate and feed a variety of machines
  • Set up, maintain and make minor repairs to machinery
  • Investigate machine stoppages
  • Adjust rotation and mixing action of vats according to state of pelts
  • Examine products for defects and to ensure adherence to quality standards
  • Mix dyes or chemicals according to established formulae
  • Operate a variety of machines to bleach, dye, coat or finish fabric, thread, yarn or other textile products
  • Prepare solutions to clean, dehair, pickle, oil or tan hides and skins
  • Remove flesh and loose hair from hides and pelts
  • Shave hides to uniform thickness
  • Shear hides to specified length
  • Tint or dye furs

Skills and Knowledge Checklist

The following skills and knowledge are usually required in this occupation.


Handling Goods and Materials Help - Handling Goods and Materials
  • Loading and Unloading
  • Sorting
Operating and Repairing Equipment, Machinery and Vehicles Help - Operating and Repairing Equipment, Machinery and Vehicles
  • Operating Stationary Industrial Equipment
  • Mechanical Installing, Maintaining and Repairing
Service and Care Help - Service and Care
  • Cleaning and House/Shop Keeping
Analysis Help - Analysis
  • Inspecting and Testing
  • Analyzing Information


Manufacturing and Production Help - Manufacturing and Production
  • Processing and Production
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