Operate or tend a variety of machines to join, decorate, reinforce, or finish shoes and shoe parts.
- Zigzag Stitcher
- Wool Brusher
- Wood Heel Back Liner
- Width Stripper
- Welt Wheeler
- Welt Stitcher
- Welt Stitch Cleaner
- Turn knobs to adjust stitch length and thread tension.
- Hammer loose staples for proper attachment.
- Select and place spools of thread or pre-wound bobbins into shuttles, or onto spindles or loupers of stitching machines.
- Staple sides of shoes, pressing a foot treadle to position and hold each shoe under the feeder of the machine.
- Load hot-melt plastic rod glue through reactivator axles, using wrenches, and switch on reactivators, setting temperature and timers to heat glue to specifications.
- Fill shuttle spools with thread from a machine's bobbin winder by pressing a foot treadle.
- Draw thread through machine guide slots, needles, and presser feet in preparation for stitching, or load rolls of wire through machine axles.
- Operate or tend machines to join, decorate, reinforce, or finish shoes and shoe parts.
- Test machinery to ensure proper functioning before beginning production.
- Position dies on material in a manner that will obtain the maximum number of parts from each portion of material.
People who work in this occupation generally have the interest code: I.
This means people who work in this occupation generally have Investigative interests.
People who work in this occupation generally prize Relationships, but also value Support and Achievement in their jobs.
- Production and Processing - Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.
- Mechanical - Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
- Education and Training - Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
- Design - Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.
- Operation Monitoring - Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
- Operation and Control - Controlling operations of equipment or systems.
- Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
- Quality Control Analysis - Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.
- Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
These occupations usually require a high school diploma.
In 2013, the average annual wage in Pennsylvania was $25,670 with most people making between $17,250 and $35,930
During 2008, this occupation employed approximately 50 people in Pennsylvania. It is projected that there will be 50 employed in 2018.
This occupation will have approximately - job openings annually.
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