Tanning Drum Operator: A description for the tanning drum operator job

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Tanning Drum Operator: Drum tender, pit tanner, retanner, tanner, tawer Operates rotary drum containing tanning solution to convert hides and skins into leather, according to specifications: Weighs tanning agents, for example metal salts and sodium formate, following tanning formula. Loads agents and hides or skins into drum. Turns valve to fill drum with water, turns steam valve to heat water to specified temperature. Verifies temperature, using thermometer. Locks drum door and moves lever to rotate drum for specified period of time. Removes drum door, replaces door with grating, and rotates drum to drain tanning solution through grating. May also boil sample of tanned hide or skin in water to determine thoroughness of tanning. May also be designated according to type of tanning solution used as Bark Tanner (leather industry), Chestnut Tanner (leather industry), Chrome-Tanning-Drum Operator (leather industry), Oak Tanner (leather industry), Quebracho Tanner (leather industry), Sumac Tanner (leather industry).

Job industry: leather industry

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