Automatic Outsole Cutter

Operate machines that automatically cut outsoles for rubber footwear.
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Salary Range
$20,000 – $45,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Automatic Outsole Cutters do?

Sets up and operates machine that automatically cuts outsoles for rubber footwear from slabs of uncured rubber or compressed cork: Bolts selected follower on machine and mounts cutting blade in traveler against follower, using handtools. Starts machine and feeds slabs onto conveyor that carries them beneath follower, overlapping ends to form continuous strip. Lifts scrap rubber from cutout outsoles and threads it through rollers that automatically strip it from outsoles and carry it off by conveyor to scrap truck. Calculates from work ticket, number of pairs and books required for each size sole ordered and advises BOOKER, to remove cutout outsoles from other end of conveyor belt. Observes cut outsoles for ragged edges, indicating dulled blade.

Should I be an Automatic Outsole Cutter?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.

  • Also known as: Insole-And-Outsole Splitter, Outsole Cutter, Automatic

    How to Become an
    Automatic Outsole Cutter

    Most Automatic Outsole Cutters have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9iaaaa&chl=no+college+%2888%25%29|certificate+%2812%25%29||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,88,88
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