Tanner Job Description

A Leather Tanner Can Take Raw Leather From An Animal And, Over Time, Age The Skin And Gradually Transform It Into The Attractive Purses, Boots And Other Garments And Accessories That Line The Shelves Of Retailers. Depending On The Grade Of Leather You're Working With And The End Product, This Process Can Occur By Hand Or Using A Machine.

Tanner Duties/Functions/Responsibilities

  • Notify supervisors or mechanics of equipment malfunctions.
  • Start and control machines and equipment to wash, bleach, dye, or otherwise process and finish fabric, yarn, thread, and/or other textile goods.
  • monitoring product as it comes out of the machines
  • Add dyes, water, detergents, or chemicals to tanks to dilute or strengthen solutions, according to established formulas and solution test results.
  • Confer with coworkers to get information about order details, processing plans, or problems that occur.
  • stretching the hides, removing hair and applying the proper chemicals to prepare the skin for processing
  • Monitor factors such as temperatures and dye flow rates to ensure that they are within specified ranges.
  • Examine and feel products to identify defects and variations from coloring and other processing standards.
  • Record production information such as fabric yardage processed, temperature readings, fabric tensions, and machine speeds.
  • Remove dyed articles from tanks and machines for drying and further processing.
  • Adjust equipment controls to maintain specified heat, tension, and speed.
  • Inspect machinery to determine necessary adjustments and repairs.
  • Prepare dyeing machines for production runs, and conduct test runs of machines to ensure their proper operation.
  • Observe display screens, control panels, equipment, and cloth entering or exiting processes to determine if equipment is operating correctly.
  • Test solutions used to process textile goods to detect variations from standards.
  • Study guides, charts, and specification sheets, and confer with supervisors to determine machine setup requirements.
  • Soak specified textile products for designated times.
  • Key in processing instructions to program electronic equipment.
  • Weigh ingredients to be mixed together for use in textile processing.
  • Mount rolls of cloth on machines, using hoists, or place textile goods in machines or pieces of equipment.
  • Perform machine maintenance, such as cleaning and oiling equipment; and repair or replace worn or defective parts.

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