Forepart Laster

Tend lasting machines that press edges of pre-cemented uppers onto insoles.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Forepart Lasters do?

Tends lasting machine that presses edges of precemented uppers onto insole and shapes forepart section of shoes: Positions last on machine. Moves lever to cause machine pincers to stretch upper, and to cause wipers to press edges of upper onto insole. Presses machine button to release last. Turns handle to reverse pincer grip according to shape of right or left shoe.

Should I be a Forepart Laster?

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

  • Also known as: Forepart Rasper

    How to become a Forepart Laster

    Forepart Lasters 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 Forepart Laster-related education!
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