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Fur Blower Operator

Tend machines that clean and disentangle fur fibers.

What does a Fur Blower Operator do?

Tends machine that cleans and disentangles fur fibers used in making felt hats: Dumps fur into hopper of machine. Starts machine that forces fibers through sections containing air blowers and toothed rollers that clean and disentangle fibers. Feels and examines fibers to determine conformance to quality standards and to detect presence of debris, such as sawdust and particles of pelt, requiring additional passes through machine. Cleans machine and removes debris, using brush, shovel, and compressed-air hose. May weigh and bag specified amounts of fibers. May be designated according to number of sections in fur-blowing unit as Eight-Section Blower; Six-Section Blower.