Operates machines to convert raw hides and skins into finished leather for use in clothing, footwear and upholstery.
Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below. AQF Certificate II or III (ANZSCO Skill Level 4)
- preparing machines for operation by selecting and installing attachments and components for specialised functions
- setting and operating controls used to regulate processing operations
- starting machines and monitoring operation to detect faults and ensure effectiveness of operation
- loading drums with hides and skins, textiles, and dyeing and tanning solutions
- cutting and machining leather and synthetic shoe uppers, and making shoes using moulded and cement construction techniques
- threading loom shuttles with cross-yarn arms
- positioning and feeding machines with fibre packages
- repairing broken yarns by tying and splicing ends
- examining finished products for defects and variations, reporting faults in machines, and carrying out quality control procedures
- Leather Production Machine Operator
- Fellmongering Machine Operator
- Hide and Skin Fleshing Machine Operator
- Sammying Machine Operator
- Footwear Production Machine Operator
- Knitting Machine Operator
- Textile and Footwear Production Machine Operators Nec
- Textile Dyeing and Finishing Machine Operator
- Weaving Machine Operator
- Yarn Carding and Spinning Machine Operator
Source: 1220.0 - ANZSCO - Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations, First Edition.
Note: The tasks associated with the occupation are to be used as guidance only. The tasks listing may include tasks associated with the grouping/category to which the occupation belongs.