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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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Employment outlooks have been determined at the provincial level for New Brunswick.
Local Labour Market NewsWeek of Aug 18 - Aug 22, 2014
- The provincial government will contribute almost $24M toward the construction of an entertainment centre in Moncton. Construction will create 700 jobs, and 50 jobs will be created when the facility is operational.
- Knocean Foods Ltd. will receive funding from the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA) and the New Brunswick government to purchase equipment and create up to 25 new jobs at its fish processing facility in Scoudouc
- Castle Rock Construction Services Inc. has been awarded a $2.9M contract to build an RCMP forensic identification services building in Moncton. Work is expected to be completed by June 2015.
- Gusto Italian Grill and Bar has opened on Westmorland Street in Moncton
- Resurgo Place, which contains an expanded version of the old Moncton Museum, a new Transportation Discovery Centre, children¿s activities, and other attractions, has opened in Moncton. Construction of the $10M facility had begun in March 2012.
- Jump Off, a hip-hop clothing store, has opened on Weldon Street in Moncton
- Graffiti Restaurant on Main Street in Moncton has closed after 20 years in business
- The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) has awarded $709,000 in funding to eight researchers and trainees in the fields of science and engineering at the Université de Moncton
- According to the Conference Board of Canada, Moncton's GDP will grow by 2.1% in 2014, up from 1.2% in 2013, and the unemployment rate will drop to 6.6% from 7.4%. While the finance, insurance, and real estate sector will drive the growth, the manufacturing industry will be affected by the closure of the Maple Leaf plant in Moncton.
- Chrystal Palace Amusement Park and Hotel, and the McGinnis Landing Restaurant in Champlain Place in Dieppe will close in the fall of 2014. Bass Pro Shops, an outdoor equipment retailer with entertainment features, will open its first Atlantic Canada store in the space in 2015.
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