Finishing Trimmer

Cut and remove temporary protective plastic covers.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$18,000 – $38,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Finishing Trimmers do?

Cuts and removes temporary protective plastic covers, gore reinforcing tape, or stitches from closed gussets from shoes prior to dressing and packing operations: Presses shoe against friction-heated trimming wheel or inserts knife or other handtool between upper of shoe and cover, cutting cover at welt. Removes material by hand and places shoe on rack.

Should I be a Finishing Trimmer?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Calm Under Pressure: You keep your cool when dealing with highly stressful situations.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.

  • Also known as: Facing-End Trimmer

    How to become a Finishing Trimmer

    Most Finishing 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:9maaaa&chl=no+college+%2862%25%29|certificate+%2838%25%29||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,62,62
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