Counter Former

Tend forming machines that restore shape to heels of finished shoes.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Counter Formers do?

Tends forming machine that restores shape to heel counters of finished shoes: Adjusts temperature of forming iron and positions shoe on iron. Depresses pedal that moves presser arms, forcing counter against iron to restore shape to counter. May remove wrinkles, using hand iron. May shape one-piece quarters by similar method and be designated Quarter Former.

Should I be a Counter Former?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • Also known as: Cable Former, Cone Former, Conformal Pad Former, Counter, Counter Tacker, Hog Counter, Quarter Former

    How to become a Counter Former

    Counter Formers generally graduate from high school and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate’s degree to increase your chances of finding a good job. Check out these schools offering Counter Former-related education!
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