Edge Trimmer

Tend machines that trim sole and heel edges of lasted shoes.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$20,000 – $45,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Edge Trimmers do?

Tends machine that trims sole and heel edges of lasted shoes to remove excess material and to impart finished appearance: Positions and guides edges against revolving cutter to trim them. May replace cutters or guides, using handtools. May sharpen cutters.


Should I be an Edge Trimmer?

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.
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.
  • Flexible: You're open to change and think variety is the spice of life.

  • How to become an Edge Trimmer

    Most Edge Trimmers 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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