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Fur Goods - Occupations Duties

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Fur Cutter Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Select cuts pelts to make, alter, or repair garments or other fur articles
  • Select required number of fur pelts matches them for size, color, texture and quality
  • Arrange pelts on pattern according to design & color, placing finest pelts where they will show to best advantage give garment symmetrical appearance
  • Number pelts to indicate their pattern location
  • Cuts off inferior or unusable parts, like heads, necks, sides, rumps, and tails
  • Slit skin of furs into diagonal strips, leaving uncut margin at edge, to obtain specified length shape of pelt, using furriers knife
  • Cuts pelts to shape them to garment pattern.

Fur Designer Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Design or redesigns custom commercial fur garments
  • Analyze fashion trends and predictions & confers with client or sales management executives regarding design ideas
  • Sketch design on paper to make or restyle garment, utilizing knowledge of various kinds of fur, techniques for handling fur and fashion trends
  • Obtain customer measurements, using tape measure
  • Draw pattern on paper according to customer measurements cuts out pattern
  • Lays pattern on canvas cuts out material, using scissors
  • Sews together sections of canvas to form mockup of garment
  • Fits mockup on customer makes necessary alterations
  • Direct workers engaged in cutting sewing garment
  • Examine completed garments for defects
  • May estimate cost of restyling or of making new garment.

Fur Finisher Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Complete, alters, and repairs fur garments, sewing by hand or using sewing machine
  • Sews interlining to inside of fur skin by hand or using blindstitch sewing machine
  • Select lining pattern or measures garment shell or old lining, cuts out lining parts and sews parts together, using sewing machine
  • Sews lining into shell, using sewing machine or needle thread
  • Sews on hooks, rings, hem tape, buttons, monograms, and padding for collars and cuffs, using needle thread
  • May baste lining parts together by hand to facilitate machine sewing
  • May sew preassembled lining into shell
  • May sew linings only be designated Fur Liner fur goods
  • May replace linings and repair damaged skins and be designated Lining Finisher laundry rel. .

Fur Glazer Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Coat hair of fur garments with moisture or glazing compound to protect against shedding restore glossy appearance
  • Fits garment over form sprays glazing compound on garment with spray gun
  • Brush, combs, or shakes garment to fluff fur
  • Allow garment to hang for specified period, or directs nozzle of compressed air line to dry fur
  • May rub fur with stick to make hair fluffy
  • May tend sawdust-filled rotating drum to remove loose hairs
  • May trim garment section, using furriers knife
  • May pull offcolored hair from fur, using tweezers.

Fur Glosser Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Coat hair of fur garments with moisture or glazing compound to protect against shedding restore glossy appearance
  • Fits garment over form sprays glazing compound on garment with spray gun
  • Brush, combs, or shakes garment to fluff fur
  • Allow garment to hang for specified period, or directs nozzle of compressed air line to dry fur
  • May rub fur with stick to make hair fluffy
  • May tend sawdust-filled rotating drum to remove loose hairs
  • May trim garment section, using furriers knife
  • May pull offcolored hair from fur, using tweezers.

Fur Grader Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Assort fur skins into single-garment bundles according to shading, size, pattern, and density of fur
  • Compare pelts with sample pelt of each grade, stroking fur to feel its density, to see undercolor and to judge height of hair
  • Select those pelts that match or blend & have same thickness length of fur
  • Judge number required for particular garment to be manufactured, and assembles them into bundles.

Fur Joiner Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Operate fur machine to join fur strips pelts into garment parts or garments, like collars, cuffs, linings, coats, and capes
  • Select thread according to color, places spool on spindle and draws thread through machine guides, tensions needle eye
  • Insert bobbin into shuttle & draws thread through guide looper eye
  • Depress pedal to open horizontal feed cups, aligns pelt edges positions them between cups, and releases pedal to close cups against pelts
  • Guide fur strips or pelts between feed cups and across horizontal needle to join fur strips or pelts to form garment parts or garment, following markings on pelts designers pattern
  • May cut slits in fur pelt to separate it into strips, using knife, to let out pelts
  • May alter finished garment, like removing excess fur to reduce highlighted color in fur texture, following designers instructions
  • May join edges of lambskin strips to form paint roller covers.

Fur Matcher Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Assort fur skins into single-garment bundles according to shading, size, pattern, and density of fur
  • Compare pelts with sample pelt of each grade, stroking fur to feel its density, to see undercolor and to judge height of hair
  • Select those pelts that match or blend & have same thickness length of fur
  • Judge number required for particular garment to be manufactured, and assembles them into bundles.

Fur Nailer Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Lays out pelts and secures them to board to stretch block pelts into desired shape
  • Brush skin side of fur with water, to dampen it
  • Position, stretches and shapes pelt, skin side up and nails or staples to board
  • Position paper pattern over pelt and marks outline, using crayon, to indicate sections of pelt to be trimmed to mark sewing guidelines for assembly operations
  • Remove dried furs from board
  • May trim fur along pattern outline, using knife, to obtain smooth edge
  • May moisten, press, and comb fur, using brush, steam and dry irons, and comb, to restore nap luster to fur.

Fur Operator Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Operate fur machine to join fur strips pelts into garment parts or garments, like collars, cuffs, linings, coats, and capes
  • Select thread according to color, places spool on spindle and draws thread through machine guides, tensions needle eye
  • Insert bobbin into shuttle & draws thread through guide looper eye
  • Depress pedal to open horizontal feed cups, aligns pelt edges positions them between cups, and releases pedal to close cups against pelts
  • Guide fur strips or pelts between feed cups and across horizontal needle to join fur strips or pelts to form garment parts or garment, following markings on pelts designers pattern
  • May cut slits in fur pelt to separate it into strips, using knife, to let out pelts
  • May alter finished garment, like removing excess fur to reduce highlighted color in fur texture, following designers instructions
  • May join edges of lambskin strips to form paint roller covers.



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