Deskidding Machine Operator

Tend machines that create zigzag designs in outsoles for rubber footwear.
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Salary Range
$20,000 – $45,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Deskidding Machine Operators do?

Tends automatic machine that cuts wavy or zigzag designs in outsoles for rubber footwear to provide nonskid surface: Positions sole on slide carriage under blade and between spring clamps that hold ends of sole to carriage. Starts machine and moves lever to depress cutter that automatically cuts single row to set depth in vertical reciprocating action. Moves lever to raise cutter, depresses pedal to return carriage to starting position, and repeats process to cut additional rows. Releases clamps to replace finished workpiece. Examines depth of cut, using mold mark on sole edge as guide, and raises or lowers blade, using wrench to adjust depth.

Should I be a Deskidding Machine Operator?

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

  • How to Become a
    Deskidding Machine Operator

    Most Deskidding Machine Operators 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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