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  • 1) Operates rotary drum containing tanning solution to convert hides and skins into leather, according to specifications: Weighs tanning agents, such as metal salts and sodium formate, following tanning formula.

  • 2) Loads agents and hides or skins into drum.

  • 3) Turns valve to fill drum with water, turns steam valve to heat water to specified temperature.

  • 4) Verifies temperature, using thermometer.

  • 5) Locks drum door and moves lever to rotate drum for specified period of time.

  • 6) Removes drum door, replaces door with grating, and rotates drum to drain tanning solution through grating.

  • 7) May boil sample of tanned hide or skin in water to determine thoroughness of tanning.

  • 8) May be designated according to type of tanning solution used as Bark Tanner; Chestnut Tanner; Chrome-Tanning-Drum Operator; Oak Tanner; Quebracho Tanner; Sumac Tanner.




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Job Number: 10979